We, Cairenes, definitely love ourselves some foul, falafel and hawawshi. Sushi and burgers might come and go and tastes for worldwide meals might vary, but in terms of some conventional Egyptian cuisine, none can resist. Tabali is the newest addition to eating places aiming to serve gourmet Egyptian road food.
We coincidentally stumbled upon this newly-opened eatery in New Cairo and had been lured in by its creative design and colourful outlook. With brilliant blue and perky green decorations garnishing its doorways, Tabali positive regarded appealing.
The restaurant presents both out of doors and indoor seating. The outside seating was, despite its measurement, method too sunny, especially in the summertime. Thus, we occupied one in every of only two tables accessible indoors.
The restaurant manager, also working the cashier, was cheerful and fairly useful as he handed us our menus and explained the restaurant's specialties. Our first glance on the menu confirmed the D?j? vu we skilled earlier as we set eyes on the interior design of the restaurant, specifically the pickle jars display space and the chalk boards with meals objects scribbled on them.
The menu boasted several types of foul, falafel and egg dishes. A modest number of salads can also be supplied, with the Beetroot and Rocca salads seeming the most interesting. No-fuss cheese sandwiches/platters had been listed as effectively, alongside an assortment of contemporary juices and contemporary fruit salads. For these in search of heftier dishes, three relatively peculiar pasta dishes have been accessible; basically b?chamel and spaghetti Bolognese hybrids. Some exhausting-core Egyptian beef and chicken liver, in addition to hawawshi are available. The dessert part was slightly stereotypical, with rice pudding and Nutella, creamy halawa, molasses and jam sandwiches being just about its constituents.
We settled for an Unique Falafel sandwich (3.50LE), an Eggplant Falafel sandwich (6.95LE), Hawawshi (14.95LE), a platter of 4 falafel pieces (4.95LE) and a Baba Ghanough salad (eleven.95LE). For refreshments, we ordered Lemon Mint juice (12 LE) and Sugar Cane juice (10 LE).
Disappointingly, the service was gradual and rather staggered; the primary two platters of food arrived before the drinks, for example.
Fortunately, the food itself was rather passable. Each sandwiches have been crammed to the brim with giant falafel pieces and salad. The individual falafel items had been gentle, crisp and not at all oily. The Hawawshi was equally crisp, non-oily and beneficiant in properly-marinated floor beef. The Baba Ghanough was the one merchandise, however, that left a questionable impression; it was too runny, drizzled with approach too much olive oil and lacked the distinct smoky eggplant flavour. The drinks, however, were superb, to say the least. The Lemon Mint juice was zesty, refreshing and had that pleasant lemony tinge to it and the Sugar Cane juice was energising and surprisingly not overpoweringly sweet.
All in all, it would be a stretch to say that Tabali gives a unique eating expertise. Poor service aside, we did end up enjoying the revitalising drinks, whereas the meals itself was decent, if unspectacular. The place was additionally simple on our wallets, and regardless of charging somewhat more for historically low cost meals choices, it was effectively price it for the superior quality.
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