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tasty experience at Lala Rokh (Beacon Hill)


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tasty experience at Lala Rokh (Beacon Hill)

Spike! | Dec 29, 2005 08:35 PM

Luckily, we didn't have the service problems some reviewers had, but we went on a weeknight so it wasn't that crowded, but fairly full for a weeknight. The waiter suggested a few items that were popular and our water was filled regularly except after we finished dessert; the only negative was our waiter didn't mention the night's specials (we overheard another waiter mentioning a sea bass dish that wasn't on the menu)

Had the mushroom appetizer and the roasted eggplant appetizer. Both were very tasty and great for putting on the bread (as was the hummus that came w/ the bread). You couldn't tell the roasted eggplant had eggplant and it had a nice topping of caramelized onions. The mushrooms were on top of what looked like two slices of polenta.

For entrees, we had the boneless leg of lamb and lamb shank dishes. Both were very tasty w/ lamb that broke apart with a fork. The boneless lamb had more of the Persian spices and came w/ saffron flavored basmati rice. The lamb shank had okra, beans, chick peas, and part of a potato. Bread was great to sop up the sauces with.

For dessert, we tried the rose-flavored custard and the saffron ice cream. The custard had a thicker than expected texture and a slight crust on the bottom and had fruit scattered on the dish. The saffron ice cream had ground pistachios scattered on top.

Definitely not the middle eastern food experience we expected (we thought it'd be like the Syrian and Lebanese food we've had). Lots of interesting spices were used in the dishes. The total came out to $40/person after tips, but we left full, so the dishes aren't tiny. Entrees were just under $20.

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