Thursday, October 7, 2010

Breakfast tagine at Kazbah + Zumbo goodness

I've been wanting to try out Kazbah and their famous breakbast tagine for a while, so TLG and I went there with my brother for brunch yesterday.

I love the colours and the Middle Eastern touches at the restaurant.


The water came in this charming jug.


The table was lined with paper and there was a small metal cup with crayons so diners can exercise their creativity whilst waiting for the food.  Check out TLG's artwork.


The breakfast tagine ($18.50) consisted of lamb mince, sucuk (spicy Turkish sausage), spinach, roast capsicum, roast tomato, caramelised onion, feta and eggs, and was served with Turkish toast and Lebanese bread.


It was delicious - especially good on top of the Turkish bread.  Such a wonderful blend of flavours.  My brother said it was like a lasagne in a bowl.  I think it is better.  I can't imagine eating that for breakfast though, it was so filling!

We also ordered Chickpea Fritters, Pork Belly Shish Kebab, Labne, Baby Spinach and Roast Tomato ($21).


It was another winner.  The chickpea fritters were very "earthy", bland by itself but perfect with the labna yoghurt and capsicum dressing.  The pork belly looked dry in the photo but it was succulent and tender.

As we were walking back to the car after lunch, I was thinking "isn't Adriano Zumbo around here?".  And sure it was.  Now I was one of the 10 people in Australia who didn't watch Masterchef but I've heard lots about his maracons.  So we headed down there and I picked up a few ($2 each).


I bought eight but there were only 3 left by the time I got around to take the photos.  My favourite was the Rose (the bottom one), it reminded me of Turkish delight.

I also bought The "Escape from a Columbia Rainforest" ($8), the can lid won me over.


And by golly was it good!  Chocolate mousse + sour gooey cherry cola syrup = dessert heaven.  And it's gluten free for those of you with coeliac disease.

I'm definitely going back soon to try out some of the other desserts on offer.

To finish off a day of indulgence, the dinner last night was great too, but that's the subject of a separate post.

Kazbah on Darling
379 Darling Street
Balmain
(02) 9555 7067

Adriano Zumbo Pâtisserie
296 Darling Street
Balmain
(02) 9810 7318


23 comments:

  1. i luvvv zumbo!
    i've had that dessert before and it was excellent! last time i stopped in they didnt have it, which was sad.
    i think i may take my parents to kazbah when they come up. thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. Love the Kazbah - we always get the Tagine when we go and are never disappointed. Good to know the pork belly is nice too as I have often contemplated getting that dish...

    I love Zumbo too - I need to go mid-week as weekends are crazy!

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  3. Kazbah is sooooo good! You have made me realise how long its been since I went and I live about 1km away...
    And as for Zumbos.... YUM YUM YUM!!! Glad you bought that desert, I saw it there the other day and was very interested to know what it was about, but the lady in there was a rude so and so for some reason.

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  4. mmmm zumbo. might go there tomorrow and pick up a cake :)

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  5. That tagine looks super tasty. Must check out Kazbah for brekkie!

    I have a stash of macarons from my trip to Zumbo (the Rozelle store) this morning. One of each flavour - will have fun trying them all.

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  6. Reading posts like this makes me hate living in Perth. :-)

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  7. I am really tempted to go back to Zumbo next Wednesday. What other desserts should I try?

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