Monday, 6 February 2012

Al-Amar Lunch Buffet @ Pavilion, KL

What better way to try Middle Eastern cuisine other than going for a buffet to sample all the different salads and kebabs =) The buffet is only available during lunch on Sundays and priced at RM 65.
Shop entrance
Appetizer Spread
Lots of hummus
Salad Bar
Spot my favourites!
...and even more appetizers...
Steamed White Rice and Mushroom Soup
Main Course Spread
Grilled Beef Tenderloin in Gravy
Spicy Fried Rice
Vegetarian Lasagna
Fish in Lemon Butter Sauce
Dessert Spread
Clockwise from Left: Caesar Salad, Tabbouleh, Spicy Fried Potatoes, Chicken Wing, Fattoush Salad
This plate of appetizers is the best ever! I loved all that I took as they were all really yummy.
  • Caesar Salad was a tad more sourish than usual due to the chef's preference for lemon dressing but it was yummy all the same. The toasted croutons were my favourite which absorbed the lemon dressing really well.
  • The smell and taste of Tabbouleh was much stronger than what I had tasted when I was in Oman so people averse to parsley better not take this. It was a little bland, perhaps more salt would have been preferable? I prefer to load this on kebabs as you can see in the other pictures =D
  • Spicy Fried Potatoes were really good - bite-sized and full of flavour.
  • Chicken wing was bursting with lemon flavour. The citrus dressing moistened the meat further.
  • Fattoush Salad was simply refreshing: fresh, crunchy lettuce, cucumbers and baby radishes in a strong lemon-y dressing and topped with crispy toasted pita bread. Yum!
Clockwise from Left: Vegetarian Lasagne, Eggplant Appetizer, Chicken Wing, Caesar Salad, Tabbouleh, Centre: Spicy Fried Potatoes
JS couldn't stop himself loading on his favourite lasagne when we were supposed to be taking appetizers <tsktsk> He said the top of the lasagne was crispy and the pasta sheets went very well together with the vegetables. Pity it had no meat =P
Puffy Pita Bread
This super puffy pita bread was average. A little chewy though. Good with the kebabs and condiments.
Mushroom Soup
The Mushroom Soup was surprisingly very good. Thick and creamy, it was full of huge chunks of button mushrooms. Extremely sinful due to the generous amount of cream. Definitely not for weight watchers.
Kebab and Condiments
Kebabs! Very good with the pita bread, raw onions, pickles, tomatoes and Tabbouleh. The lamb (skinny ones) was the best out of the three, the beef cubes were a wee bit tough and the chicken pieces were a little dry.
Clockwise from Left: Curry Chicken, Samosa, Kebab and Condiments
Curry chicken and samosa were both average...can skip this.
Spicy Fried Rice and Grilled Beef Tenderloin in Gravy
The rice had quite a strong spice taste and was quite moist. I wished it was a little firmer sort of Briyani rice though.
The grilled beef tenderloin was tender with a nice savoury gravy.
My Favourites - Clockwise from Left: Kebab + Condiments + Tabbouleh, Fried Potatoes, Caesar Salad, Fattoush Salad
Another round of my favourites! =D
Fish in Lemon Butter Sauce
The fish was rather plain, not very memorable =(
Clockwise from Top Left: Tiramisu, Opera Cake, Middle Eastern Sweet, Cheesecake
  • Tiramisu was a little dry and sweeter than usual. The abundance of cocoa powder on top of the tiramisu resulted in a slight throat irritation.
  • Opera Cake was nice with a thick dark chocolate top and a slight hint of coffee.
  • Middle Eastern Sweet was toooooooo sweet >.< JS only had a bite of it.
  • Cheesecake was very rich and creamy but JS preferred some toppings on it =P
PawPoints: 4 Paws
Pawket: Cheese
Al-Amar Lebanese Cuisine
Lot 6.10.00, Level 6
Pavillion Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2166 1011
Daily: 11am - 10pm
Sunday: 12pm - 3pm (Buffet)

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