Review: Abu Saleem Restaurant

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Sunday morning, bright and early… i had just stepped out the door on my way to work when i found this menu on the newspaper box…

6araw 3yone 3la il picture! Of course i grabbed it, read the menu under the scorching sun at 7 AM, tucked it in my bag and off to work… the minute i came home i showed it for Butootee & we called them for home delivery….

Those pictures are from the menu of  belongs to Abu Saleem… a new restaurant in Jabriya that sells my favorite food of all time “Falafel, Fool, & Hommous”… i could spend the rest of my life eating nothing but a falafel sandwich and i would be the happiest person on planet earth.

So the order came… packaging very neat…

The good smell of food was wafting towards my nostrils…

We had an order of stuffed Falafel pieces…

The box is exactly like the pop corn box of Cinescape… a good idea because it kept the falafel warm… i took out a falafel…

and i couldn’t resist taking a bite…

There were two bags of soft Lebanese bread and boxes of pickles and olives… nicely packaged and not in a plastic bags dripping with liquid as usual…

Moving on to the falafel… it is wrapped in white paper and hidden snugly in a carton sleeve… it arrived intact and in one piece…

My falafel sandwich was made with Arabian Bread. They have several choices of bread for the falafel: Wrap, Arabian Bread, or Hamburger Bun!

We also ordered 3 platters: Hommous, Mutabbal, and Fatta Ordoniya…

The hommous…

The Mouttabal

The Fatta Ordoniya…

Now for the Pro’s and Con’s…

Pro’s: Falafel is good, Good Hommous as well, Generous Portions, They are in Jabriya a few streets away from my house, and they have home delivery. The packaging is very neat o tharb.

Cons: Very Expensive, Too much Olive Oil but that’s expected, Needs a little more salt but that makes it good for people with high blood pressure, Moutabbal was horrible and tasted like clotted tahini, the Fatta was very good but it was Hommous based and not Yogurt based therefore taste wise it was very similar to the Hommous but with soggy bread pieces. The falafel sandwich had that pinkish pickle thing i hate.

Would i order from them again? Of course i would! The next time i have a falafel craving and i don’t feel like going out i will call them in for home delivery. It might not be the best falafel in Q8 but it made the top 10 list for me.

Also good if you are having breakfast at work with a group. The taste, the packaging, and the generous portions would make it a very good choice.  The pottery plates would make it a good choice if you are going to a gathering and want to take something traditional…

I scanned the menu as well…

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9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by giggles on June 29, 2010 at 2:16 PM

    thanks for the review, mashala jabriya has everything 🙂


  2. allaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah 🙂

    yummmyyyyy 😀 bel3aaafia :*


  3. Posted by mounsi on June 30, 2010 at 9:26 AM

    wow eshaaaawig wanna i love fatta eb kil anwa3haaaaa


    • Posted by danderma on June 30, 2010 at 11:23 AM

      The ones we tried is Fatta Ordoniya…ako chinna another Fatta Abu Salims? Maybe that one is yogurt based…


  4. Posted by dana on June 30, 2010 at 5:59 PM

    it was amaaazing !! so delicious !! i did order it today at work and every one liked it


  5. Posted by giggles on July 30, 2010 at 2:25 PM

    hi adre ena you posted 3an this place min zeman bas tawni sheft their delivery car etmur jedam baitna o ethakart your post 3ana, by any chance do you still have their number? we would like to try it.


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