Tahini

When it’s weekday lunch peak hour in this Melbourne CBD eatery, suit-clad men and women join a steady queue for takeaway. Or they sit on the communal benches around the kitchen, to enjoy full table service. Tahini’s produce is fresh and its servings generous. We shared a soufra for one (a choice of two items from the grill plus hommus, tabbouleh and a felafel piece-as the soufra size increases so do the number of accompaniments). Our grill picks were the prawn, which came with toum – a garlic dip that was both hair-raisingly pungent and oh so good – and out of this world tender lamb ribs.

For entrees we ordered warm warrak areesh (vine leaves), and the haloumi fries (yes, really) as a side. Wash everything down with a Lebanese mocktail of jallab (rosewater syrup) garnished with pine nuts and a date, and-because this place is run by the same folk who own Code Black-superlative coffee.

Ketika kami datang kesana adalah hari kerja puncak jam makan siang ditempat2 makan Melbourne CBD ini, pria & wanita berpakaian jas/ pakaian Kantor yg rapih  bergabung didalam antrian untuk takeaway atau mereka duduk di bangku komunal didepan dapur, untuk menikmati pelayanan penuh dimeja. Restaurant Tahini memberikan makanan yg terasa segar dan porsi yang lumayan. 

Kami berbagi Soufra untuk satu orang, karena pengalaman yg sudah2 pesanan dua orang terlalu banyak buat kami. Kita bisa memilih dua pilihan dari dua makanan yg Di grill ( panggang) ditambah hommus, tabbouleh dan sepotong  felafel. Jadi ukuran Soufra meningkat menurut jumlahnya. Pilihan grill kami adalah udang, yang datang dengan saus bawang putih yang tajam baunya tapi oh begitu enak, dan lamb ribs yg sangat lezat sekali. 

Untuk makanan pembuka kami memesan Areesh warrak hangat (daun anggur), dan haloumi goreng (haloumi fries, bukan fries kentang ,memang diluar dari kebiiasaan) sebagai pelengkap.  



Semua itu diakhiri dengan mocktail Lebanon dari jallab (sirup air mawar) hiasi dengan kacang pinus dan kurma, dan-karena tempat ini dimiliki oleh orang yang sama dengan pemilik Code Black, kopi mereka benar terasa super .

Details

Tahini Lebanese Diner 518 Little Bourke Street Melbourne Victoria (look on their website for the exact location)

Monday – Wednesday 7am – 4pm

Thursday – Friday 7am – 9pm

Weekends closed

Confirmation by staff that ‘all our meat is halal’. No pork on the menu. Licensed (alcohol served).

2 Comments Add yours

  1. The food looks great! You had me sold with haloumi fries. What are prices like?

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    1. In between a kebab shop and high end Lebanese. Serving sizes are very generous though so if you’re with a friend sharing is the way to go!

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