I almost felt bad, in the guilty sense, about eating here. Why? Because the food is fresh and delicious but so very cheap. Having read about Jasmins, I knew that every table gets Lebanese bread with their meal so we decided to order a couple of dishes to start and see how we went. After we placed our order, the complimentary bread basket came out along with 2 dipping sauces and a plate of fresh vegetables and pickles. The bread basket was huge and I remember thinking that we probably wouldn't even make a dent in it because there was just so much. I had also read about the Toum garlic sauce on Grab Your Fork and couldn't wait to try it so I dived right in and it was just as good as the description I'd read. The other dipping sauce was a little spicy and tasted good too but I found it hard to resist the Toum.
|Lebanese bread, fresh salad and dipping sauces - all complimentary. Note the delectable Toum garlic sauce!|
Then our meat dish of Kafta arrived - minced meat, parsley, onion and spices grilled on skewers for just $9. It was cooked nicely and not dry at all, the spices were just the right level to give it a nice flavour without overpowering the meat and it went really well with the rest of the food.
|Baba Ghannouj - this eggplant dip was smokey heaven. Kafta - who would have thought mince could be so interesting?|
|Don't be fooled by the simple decor, a feast awaits you inside.|
Where: 30b Haldon St, Lakemba (02) 9740 3589
How much: Baba Ghannouj cost $6 and Kafta was $9