Saturday, December 17, 2011

Rockin' Moroccan

We recently had a taste of Moroccan/Middle Eastern food, music and belly dancing at Freo’s Kaza Blanca. We started with a tapas plate and a platter of dips with bread (including a crispy deep fried bread). The mains looked enormous so we ordered two tagines between the four of us- Lamb Afrah, a lamb tagine with prunes and almonds, and Lamb Tagjin Royal, lamb with asparagus and artichokes.

The lamb was meltingly tender.

The prunes in the lamb Afrah made the otherwise heavy dish a pleasure to tuck into.

You can’t miss the place, with its kaleidoscope of colours from the Middle Eastern style chandeliers, paintings and ornate pieces of cloth strung across the ceiling. 

Loud music and gyrating bellies (of the bellydancers and some happy customers) fill the atmosphere. 

The staff had on harem pants and a variety of sensible shoes (none of which were curly and pointy toed).

We only just managed to fit in dessert, which consisted of Muhallebiah, a rich pudding with a layer of subsolid rose water and warm semolina cake with ice cream. 

Thick Turkish coffee kept us awake for the drive home.

Walking out of the restaurant into the bustling South Terrace, at least one of us wished they were in elasticated harem pants.

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