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Published November 30th 2017
Luscious Lebanese Dining in Melbourne
Tahini is the exotic cousin to the A1 Bakery and Tiba's in Brunswick. I have many fond food memories of A1 Bakery and Tiba's at a time when I happened to frequent Brunswick a lot. Tahini is on par with both of these famous places.
Tahini should be called Tahini - take a friend or two or three or four. And really do, take a friend. As then you can share the Soufra with them. Also, remember to take an appetite, because you won't leave hungry. So perhaps refrain from eating until you get to Tahini. I enjoyed the food so much that I forgot to take photos!
The service was fast and friendly. The front-of-house service people are all very good at explaining how best to order and recommend amounts and an appropriate pairing of dishes.
Tahini is vegetarian-friendly, so you can even take your veggie friends.
Tahini Lebanese Diner Little Bourke Street Melbourne
So to step you through some great food. Here are a couple of things I'd recommend off the menu. I'll start with the Cauliflower. The Roast Cauliflower takes my Cauliflower friend to the next level. Order the Cauliflower!
Halloumi Fries. If you enjoy Halloumi and love fries, then this dish is for you.
Soujouk. Soujouk is one of my favourite sausages from around the world. My unrefined palate tells me this dish is perfectly balanced.
The Tabbouleh is green, fresh and vibrant and pops off the plate.
Take a friend so you can do the Soufra for Two, although allow extra room for dishes.
I have loved Turkish coffee for as long as I can remember, so I was very pleased that I could get an authentic Lebanese coffee to mix it up alongside some absolutely delicious Turkish Delight.
Next time I promise I'll take pictures.
What's your favourite Lebanese food experience in Melbourne?