If you did not know, Putrajaya and Cyberjaya are home to Middle Eastern cuisine. If you are a fan of Arabic food, explore great restaurants here in Putrajaya and Cyberjaya.
Here are the five popular restaurants.
1. Balqis Restaurant, Putrajaya
This place is one of the most sophisticatedly furnished Middle Eastern restaurants in town with a beautiful view of the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque and the Putrajaya Lake from its floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
Other than that, they offer a straightforward menu comprising of appetisers, dish meals, pies, pizzas and desserts. You should get your hands on their smoky mutabal which comes with grilled eggplant and chickpeas pureed with tahini, olive oil and lemon juice.
The flavours will give you a kick when you take your first bite. Along with that, smeared on the Arabic bread is the smooth spread hinted subtly with garlic and spices. Perfect for a light meal. Explore their food here.
2. Al-Mukalla Restaurant, Cyberjaya
Named after the capital city of Hadramawt province and the main port of Yemen, this restaurant serves a wide selection of Arabic and Yemen cuisine. You will love exploring their dishes, especially their salta, which is a fenugreek-flavoured meat stew which tastes so good.
When you soak the bread into this rich dish, you will taste the blend of spices and juiciness of the meat, leaving you in awe. You could also get your hands on their signature mixed grill dish, a combination platter of kebabs, shish tawook, lamb chunks, lamb chop and prawns.
If you can’t imagine how good it would look, get here and see it by yourself.
3. Saba Restaurant, Cyberjaya
Saba is another eating spot that looks like an ancient pre-Islamic kingdom. You will love the ambience here as it is cooling and leaves you feeling classic as they have the Moroccan-style lanterns, spacious air-conditioned and semi-open patio seating.
Expect a huge crowd here, so get here earlier than the peak hours to get a right spot with an excellent view. On a side note, you must try their grilled chicken and mandi lamb that come with a generous amount of deliciously flavourful basmati rice embedded with black peppercorns and cardamoms.
4. Sham Kitchen, Putrajaya
A little change from the regular Middle Eastern restaurants, this restaurant has an open kitchen where diners can see the cooks in action.
Also, their menu is limited, but you can get the regular Middle Eastern dishes here. Nevertheless, are they very delicious and you will want to order more. For a new experience, you could try their fattoush which is a salad consisting of chopped tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, lettuce and coriander in a light dressing of olive oil, garlic and lemon juice.
Go healthy with their classic and delicious healthy meal. You could pimp that dish with som chicken shawarma meal and their signature Sham juice which is a refreshing blend of banana, pineapple and mango juices with vimto.
5. Sana’a Restaurant, Cyberjaya
This is no regular Arabic restaurant, but they serve a fusion of Arabic and Yemeni cuisine that you are sure to enjoy. From appetisers to main dishes and desserts are offered here waiting to be explored.
With the regular chicken mandi, you should opt for something different here that will immediately come to your attention. The mildly sweet, gritty mash of dates and nuts mixed with honey and cream is a good dessert option you could go for. All in all, they are sure to give you a good Middle Eastern food experience.
Arabic Restaurants in Putrajaya and Cyberjaya
There you have it, five popular Arabic restaurants in Putrajaya and Cyberjaya! Head over to any of these restaurants when your craving for Arabic food hits, and be assured that you won’t be disappointed.
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