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Try a Camel Burger at Arabian Nights

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So much to little time to see it all.
Published June 24th 2014
Is this the best Camel Burger in Sydney?
The 'Aussie Camel' burger

I was walking down the street one day,

In the merry, merry month of...June,

I was taken by surprise,

By a camel burger sign,

I knew I had to try one soon.

Desert scenes at Arabian Nights

The site of a sign advertising camel burgers came as a complete surprise to me. Gee, really, camel burgers? But Arabian Nights is a brand new restaurant in Moore Street, Liverpool trying something a little different. There's a distinct Middle Eastern desert tent décor thing happening inside. Pictures of camels walking along sand dunes, Berber carpets, fezes, faux desert tent ceiling, mood lighting and Arabic tea sets.

I introduced myself to Maz, a local lad who has a passion for camel burgers. What kind of camel burgers did I want he asks me? "Wow" I thought, there's a choice? It's not quite McDonald's but the menu is quite extensive.

There is the basic 'Arabian Camel' which comes with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and choice of sauces. There is an 'Aussie Camel' which adds beetroot and an egg, a 'Tropical Camel' adding pineapple and a double pattie '2 Hump Camel'. The final item on the Camel menu is the 'Hump 'd' Lot Camel' for those that can't decide.

I opt for a patriotic Aussie Camel with special sauce, chips and a drink combo. I'm happy with the serving size and its smoky char-grilled flavour. The runny egg oozing through the burger is a winner. The chips are seasoned with paprika and other mystery Middle Eastern spices and are a surprise treat.

Maz says "they're better than beef and tastier than lamb". I can't say the flavour is overly distinctive but I can however safely describe the flavour as camel, halfway between beef and lamb.

The Arabian Nights menu doesn't stop at camel burgers. They also do a range of popular standard Middle Eastern dishes as well as their own spin on beef and chicken burgers, drinks and deserts.

But this whole camel burger experience got me thinking; how many camel burger cafes are there in Sydney and where is the best one? Is this camel cafe leading the herd?

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Why? Save a cow, eat camel
Phone: 87126402
Where: 47 Moore Street, Liverpool, 2170
Cost: Camel Burgers from $6.00.
Your Comment
Plenty of Camel in Bankstown & Canterbury. Try Dougie's Grill. Outlet in Bankstown I can personally vouch for they're camel burger. Delish!
by tina (score: 1|12) 1786 days ago
I love the decor. Th painted rise on the wall almost has the atmosphere of an open fire.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12360) 1791 days ago
Awesome! Can't wait for them to come to Adelaide :)
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|11197) 1767 days ago
Didn't know camel was now a menu item! Great find.
by Christina Brandalise (score: 3|3041) 1790 days ago
Oh wow, I didnt realise camel was something Aussies would eat! At least it isn't horse meat though, right? I wanna try it!
by Mallory (score: 2|474) 1790 days ago
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