This is my mate, Brother B, getting high on Moroccan Tea. He seems right at home seated on the verandah of this laid-back, colourfully tiled restaurant.
Al-Maghreb Restaurant serves authentic Moroccan cuisine featuring a variety of fish and meat tagine/tajine dishes, and couscous, served with vegetables and lamb, a popular dish among the Moroccans. The cuisine of Morocco is a mix of Arab, Berber, Moorish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, African, and influences.
Harira – RM15.00
We start off with the harira, a traditional lentil soup with bits of Lamb in it. This has a coarse, bean-like texture with a strong sweet after taste of lamb. Those who are susceptible to ‘gas’/flatulence, beware!
This is followed by the ‘Special Pacha Menu’ – RM55.00
If you ask me, this is really value for money because the set can feed two to three persons comfortably. It comes with the Salad, Chicken and Almond Pastilla (which on its own is already RM20.00) the Tajine of Chicken with Olives and Moroccan Pastry (essentially Naan bread) and Moroccan Tea.
The Chicken Almond Pastilla which reminds me of Murtabak is the highlight of the meal. I love the fact that the outer pastry (phyllo pastry sheets) is deep fried and sprinkled with cinnamon and fine white powdered sugar. Biting into the deep-golden, sweet and crisp layer with bursts of chicken and almond shards, is like biting into pastry paradise.
Brother B demonstrating how exactly, one gets slashed, with a Parang. Why he has that devilish smile on his face, we have no idea.
1 Lorong Damai 9,
Off Jalan Damai,
Tel: 03-2142 8906.