Hadhramout Restaurant @ Chulan Square, KL

The History of Baklava

Many groups claim Baklava as their own. However, a check of the history of baklava yields surprising results. It is widely believed that it is of Assyrian origin.

Around approximately the 8th century B.C., Assyrians baked thin layers of dough with nuts, poured honey over it, and enjoyed this sumptuous treat.
Baklava was baked only on special occasions, usually by the rich who could afford such a luxury. A poor man used to exclaim, “I am not rich enough to eat Baklava in my house.” Well, well, well….Things have changed over the years. Now, you can order baklava anytime and you do not have to be a millionaire to enjoy the great taste. Take for example…Hadhramout… where they do stuff in reverse… for example, read their menu backwards.. i.e. from back to front.. 😉

This “rich man’s dessert” starts as low as RM2 per piece…Very, very good.. if not a little sweet.. (but isn’t that why we love it ..!) Yup… now a days, you definitely do not have to be a millionaire to enjoy the finer things in life 🙂

Add: Hadhramout Restaurant, (corner lot),

Chulan Square, KL.

Food: 6/10
Service: 6/10
Price: very affordable!


  • Big Boys Oven says:

    oh this is a delicious pastry with nuts! oh i love them so much, share we sit down and have some over coffee and a chit chat?

  • Nic (KHKL) says:

    so many reviews on this yemenese restaurant! well, who can resist photogenic and palatable middle east cuisine, eh? lovely.

    oh, nice research there!

  • JOjo says:

    Berry Cheap! Berry Cheap! Don’t mind me of my broken England… =p

  • team bsg says:

    so strange sounding place like some mystical place. We have heard a fair bit about this place and still waiting for a flying carpet to fly us in together with the lamp

  • beachlover says:

    I like your name C&C:).It’s the pastry look like phyllo skin?.The turkish or Greek?

  • CUMI & CIKI says:

    bigboysoven: can!

    nic: thx:)

    jojo: yes. you can eat half a DOZEN for only RM12! beware the expanding waistline !

    team bsg: i didn’t see aladin, a magic lamp, nor a flyin carpet.. shame.. 😉

    beachlover: since this restaurant is mainly cuizine fm Yemen, the food served here is yemen arabic ! i am not sure what phyllo skin is, coz i don’t cook ! lol.. (but I can eat rather well.. :P)

  • Jason says:

    Been here twice! Although I didn’t have their desserts, their lamb dishes are good. And reasonably priced too.

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