Friday, October 28, 2011

In House Arabic Cuisine @ Solaris Dutamas, KL

Om nom nom. Carrrrbs :) ....

Carbs are my Achilles Heel. :)
(Unfortunately, I guess)

So when my friends Alvin and Diana asked me to join them for dinner at their (current) favourite Arabian food place in Solaris Dutamas, (tempting me with promises of delicious carbs) I just couldn't resist.

The venue was an Arabic restaurant called In House, located on the ground floor (facing the main road) of Solaris Dutamas. It's just a simple place, more or less like a high class mamak, with a good portion of the seating area outside where you can puff on shishas (RM 15?) if you so choose.

Anyway, the dish they were tempting me with was (their fave) the Kabsa Lamb (RM 20):
Lamb and rice done right....

This was my favourite dish that night too - the lamb was tender, with the fragrant flavours of spices soaked right through the meat (yum!). The al dente rice (one piece one piece type) was still moist enough, tasty and oh so very addictive.
(The accompanying tomato-ey sauce was also nice - when drizzled on top of the lamb/rice it adds a nice extra zing)

We also had the Beef Cubes (RM 22):
The pieces of moo moo peeking from inside their comfy bread shelter....

Chunks of beef served in 2 pieces of flat bread - tender and well marinated (with a nice taste of spices). Overall, yummy. :)

We also ordered Yoghurt Salad (RM 8) as a side/ accompanying dish:
So refreshing! Just a simple mix of yoghurt and diced cucumbers... Nice as a dip for the bread, meat or doused on the rice...
A refreshing side dish....

Also eaten that night, but no photos (as they turned out really really bad):
- The Chicken Shawarma (RM 10), which is basically like a chicken kebab... It tasted ok but not sure I would order this again (Then again my friend Diana said that this was, strangely, not as nice as usual that night), and
- The Lemon Mint (RM 9) drink which was addictively sour/sweet/minty... but I found it a bit too expensive.

So it's: Simple ambience, fairly wide range of yummy Arabic food and shisha flavours BUT nothing bad really - just that service was erratic (blur) although friendly, and the drinks seem to be too expensive. :).....

Restaurant Review
Summary Sheet:

In House @ Solaris Dutamas, KL
A2-G1-05, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Taste: 6
Ambience : 6
Service : 5
Price** : RM 25++ per person
Parking: OK
Official Website: Click here

** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 016-603 1426/ 03-6211 1171
Opening Hours: 11am - 2am


- Nava-k

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  1. i think i know where this is, didnt think they serve items like this, thought like you say was just a mamak

  2. Arabic food is really delicious. I like the spices and the specific taste of their traditional dishes.

  3. to joe:
    yeah.. Looks pretty much like a mamak from the outside... I oso wouldn't have known unless my friends ajak me go there n eat. :)

    to Michelle:
    It tastes nice but yeah expensive! Espesh since it's not even a very big glass. :(

    to Sidney:
    I'm starting to like it very much too :)

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  5. Arabic kitchen is pretty unusual and specific, but it is not bad. I have tryed it once and I liked it actually.



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