Ate at Zenobia in North Strathfield. Although I have lived a 5 minute drive to this place for the past 10 years, I never knew there was a little hub in North Strathfield and how many restaurants are located here. I only found out today because my brother's friend invited him to his birthday party at AMF Bowling in North Strathfield.
Lebanese Cuisines focuses on fruits, vegetables and seafood. Poultry is eaten and sometimes lamb. As our family does not eat chicken, we are only left with the choice of either lamb or seafood. I tried to order the Seafood Skewers but it was sold out. Bummer. I tried to order the Ayran Yoghurt Drink and that was sold out too. WTF?! I have previously mentioned that I have terrible luck with ordering food as they are always sold out or not avaliable that day. I think my luck has not yet turned *sigh*.
So with seafood gone, we are only left with lamb and alot of starch...
Hummus: Chickpeas, Lemon, Tahini, Garlic and Olive Oil (with Pita Bread) $10
Lamb Sambusic (4): Pastry Filled with Minced Lamb and Pine Nuts $14
Lebanese Salad: Lettuce, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Shallots, Mint and Olive Oil $11
This is such a refreshing and zesty salad, perfect for a hot Spring day (it's like Summer right now and I can't image how hot it will be when Summer arrives).
BBQ Lamb Skewers (3): $18
I dont know why all the mains came on this metal plinth kinda thing which I later removed.
BBQ Lamb Skewer with Capsicum and Onion
Lamb Shawarma: Shredded Lamb marinated in special spices with Tahini Sauce $20
I LOVED this dish. The Tahini taste has went through to the lamb and was very tender. It tasted better dipped in yoghurt, giving it a light and refreshing feeling.
Lamb Mansaf : Shredded Lamb with Pinenuts, Cashews and Rice $22
This dish tasted really nice, full of nutty flavour and it went really well with the rice. Again, mix it with some Yoghurt with mint and you'll have yourself a nice Summer dish.
Samkeh Harra: Grilled Barramundi Fish Fillets served in a special Tahini Sauce $25
I have to say that I have in love with the Tahini sauce. It seems like that no dish can fail if it has Tahini in it.
While eating our food, we are entertained by live performances of traditional dancing.
The pretty dancer is inviting my mum to join in (I wish I have waist like hers)
Very persistant with the inviting (those are my mums hands)
My mum did end up dancing for less than 10 seconds so I didn't even manage to get a picture. :(
You would think that for 4 people, 1 dip, 1 entree, 1 salad and 4 mains would be just right but we only managed to eat 60% of what is given to us as the servings are quite large (we didn't even have lunch). We ate till everyone is about to throw up so there goes my plan of trying out dessert :'(
Zenobia Lebanese Cuisine - North Strathfield
Location: George Street, North Strathfield NSW 2137 (Leichart: 102 Norton Street, Leichart 2040)
Reservations: 02 9746 8424 (Leichart: 02 9560 4131)