Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Lebanese Food @ Al-Amar Express, Fahrenheit 88, Kuala Lumpur

We've recently been hanging out at Pavilion KL and Fahrenheit 88 quite a lot, since we like the restaurant and shopping options around this area. One evening, we decided to drop by Al-Amar Express to try their offerings -- we've had several good experiences in the past with their sister restaurant, Al-Amar Lebanese Cuisine in Pavilion KL

The restaurant is actually located right outside the entrance of Fahrenheit 88 mall, so dining is sort-of alfresco (there is also a small area which is covered with glass windows and roof). They have blower units around the restaurant, so if you're worried it would be too hot, then find a seat near one. When we were there, there was a soft breeze so it was definitely pleasant. It's also an excellent spot for people watching. 

The restaurant is much more casual and is perfect for getting a quick bite. Also, the prices are wallet-friendly :) Flicking through the menu, we see that they have various appetizers, salads, chawarma, burgers, small pastries, manakeech (Lebanese pizzas), chicha and desserts.

We settled for a refreshing ice lemon tea (RM8) each -- we noticed it is a bright red instead of the brown hue we usually get. I wonder what makes it red?

When one does not know whether to go for the beef  or chicken chawarma, what does one do? Go for both of course ;P We opted for the Mix Chawarma Platter (RM26), which is a combination of chicken and beef chawarma served with tarator, garlic sauce and French fries. Though both are flavoursome, my preference lies with the chicken chawarma since it's more moist. Would it be weird to say this -- but the thing I love most from this dish was actually the French fries with garlic sauce dip. The fries was nicely done, not soggy or oily.

Great for sharing!

Hubby is a huge fan of hommos and I have told him the hommos from Al-Amar is very good. No more hommos from supermarkets for us anymore since he agreed it was really good! Plus the hommos here is very reasonably priced (RM12), and it's served with a basket of Lebanese flat bread.

Hommos - mashed chickpeas mixed with sesame seed paste and a dash of lemon juice, topped with olive oil. 

Lebanese flat bread

We also got two small pastries, if I remember correctly, this is the beef sambousik and spinach fatayer. There are 6 types of small pastries in total, all priced RM2.50 each. The size is perfect for tasting and eating.

Juicy filling

Ample for sharing

Verdict: I do enjoy the food in both restaurants; Al-Amar Lebanese Cuisine has a more refined atmosphere whereas Al-Amar Express is much more casual and affordable. Would definitely be back! 

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Service: Good.

Price:  Total bill was about RM65.

Location: Al-Amar Express, Lot G-44 (01), G-44(02), G-44(03), Ground Floor, Fahrenheit 88,
179 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-2141 3814

Website: http://www.al-amar.com/


  1. The Hommos looks memorable! sorry we missed this when we were in bukit bintang last month. our hotel-piccolo hotel was just beside fahrenheit 88... i love you your blog btw.

  2. Man, i wished that my parents love lebanese cuisine. i actually like hummus a lot. :(

  3. love the hommos. delightfully simple yet tasty and healthy:D

  4. Timeless Coonfection: Thanks for your kind words and your support for my blog. Where are you from?

  5. Michelle: You could go with a friend and try a few things. Lots of stuff here are good for sharing.

  6. I love the hummus at Al Amar too! However I much prefer the bread from Al Amar pavilion since the bread there is served warm and fluffy, unlike the one in Fahrenheit 88..

  7. missyblurkit: Yeah, I'm now a big fan of hommos thanks to the ones I've tried at Al-Amar.

  8. i wonder what's the secret to making a really good hummus! :D

  9. iamthewitch: Yeah I noticed the breads were different too. But still it works.

  10. Sean: I've been told good ingredients, which is true for a lot of other things too.


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