Al Bahr Al Ahmar
Arabic & Mediterrenean Cuisine
When trying out some international cuisines, I make sure that it is authenctic and commendable. Para sa akin kasi, perfect dapat ang first time kasi yun yung mga bagay na hindi ko madaling makalimutan.
If you have decided to get out of your comfort zone and chose to try arabic & mediterreanean cuisine, I highly recommend @albahralahmar
📍Al Bahr Al Ahmar, 1535 M.H. Del Pilar St., Malate Manila
The foods are very aromatic and the flavors are so complex.
Here are my top picks:
- Isa ito sa mga sobrang na-curious ako nang dahil sa lasa at texture. Parang fusion ito ng empanada at lumpia. Crispy yung wrapper then very flavorfull yung filling. Maraming gulay kaya kung diet ka eto ang para sayo!
- Nung nakain ko ’to napasigaw ako nang pabulong, sa wakas! 😅 Matagal ko na kasi itong nakikita sa mga cooking show na pinapanood ko. Fresh na fresh yung lasa nya. Hindi maalat at yung natural creaminess ng chickpeas talaga yung pinkamalalasahan mo.
✴️ Shawarma and Garlic Sauce
- very different from the usual shawarma na nakakain natin from food courts and side walks. As per owner, marami raw talagang versions ng shawarma pero ang napili nila is the Arabic version which is very herby and at the same time meaty. May fries/potatoes sa loob one of trademark ng pagiging isang authentic Arabic shawarma.
You should try din their kebab, biryani, & kabsa. Exploding with unforgattble flavors! Very deserving to be your first!
Sa mga hindi pa rin confident lumabas you can order via food panda ☺️
Lebovitz describes 𝗚𝗼𝘂𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆𝗮𝘁 as a "true mecca for spice-lovers", and mentions how their saffron is well worth a hike across Paris. The 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗻 family, who opened shop back in 1809, are the most ancient producer of saffron in the world and have been recognized with the prestigious title of 𝘔𝘢𝘪̂𝘵𝘳𝘦 𝘈𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘢𝘯.
Apart from the golden saffron and the many products they produce with it, at Goumanyat you will also find a wide selection of other fragrant products not limited to dried fruits and flowers, specialty teas and syrups, and other snacks.
Browse around their website for the full product catalogue and an extensive collection of tantalizing recipes: