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Yalla Sawa [Cronulla, Sydney]

PhilD | Dec 20, 201401:19 PM

If you ever find yourself down in "the shire" then put this on your list. It's a very good Middle Eastern restaurant serving some great food. The menu is one of those which you want to try everything, we asked the waiter for advice and she said its best to share maybe three starters then a main. That limited us but I am glad we followed the advice as the portions are generous,

We start with some fine Kibbeh, some roast cauliflower with mint and pine nuts, falafel, and a small cheese pastry. All very well put together with interesting ingredients like tiny pickled chillies and radishes with falafel. The main dish of beef short ribs is enormous and is dressed with spices and sauces that make it a sticky moreish dish, that works well with the fattoush. All was washed cow with a bottle of BT Wardy a Lebanese wine which went very well with the food.

Total bill for two was $123 which is great value for cooking this good. It was very interesting to see how Middle Eastern food has influenced the fashionable tables of Sydney (like Ester) and the eat the dishes in their more original forms. This one is definately a keeper.

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