Saturday, August 22, 2009

Al Marjan @ KLCC

I've tried to love Middle Eastern cuisine, but I can't. Nothing wrong with it per se, but it never really turns me on. So now I'm just trying to appreciate it.

Al Marjan serves fairly well-prepared dishes. The hummus here is a satisfyingly smooth blend of chickpeas, sesame sauce and olive oil.

The fattoush salad was a bit too sour (less lemon juice might have helped). But it was a fresh, crunchy mix of garden veggies with toasted pita bread.

Baba Ghannuj, a nutty eggplant dip with green peppers, parsley, tomato and olive oil. Good for dipping, but not particularly memorable.

Tabbouleh (chopped parsley with onions, cracked wheat and lemon juice). A refreshing accompaniment to the meat dishes.

Zereshk Polo Ba Morgh (rice with kabssa chicken, sprinkled with dried pomegranate seeds and pistachios). Skip this; a bland platter, with chicken that didn't taste particularly fresh.

Mixed grill of chicken breast, lamb shish kebab, beef and dory fillet, each with its own marinade. Not bad. Everything was tender and reasonably flavourful.

Mint lemon tea and Shiqaf (a blend of mango, ice cream and fruits).

Al Marjan
Level 4, Suria KLCC.


  1. Oohh.. Al Marjan!

    I've been to this place a couple of time and I remember being very happy with the food I had here.

    I think I went to a buffet here once too but I could be wrong....

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  3. christine: u're absolutely rite! their buffet is tasty and good value for money.
    paramjot: thanks, i'll try to visit soon.

  4. Zereshk Polo Ba Morgh!! I had that too ;)
    Ended up pouring Tabasco sauce all over it! LOL!

  5. better not do that if any arab tourists are there to observe you! :D