I am a huge fan of Mandi and this place was recommended as a must visit by few foodies but my experience was just good. Nothing too fancy that I can recommend it as a must have or warrant multiple repeats.
Why? Read on…..
The place was vacant at 8:30pm with one other family occupying the closed family section beside us. We had our own small traditional seating area with a television and nice comfy pillows to relax. The common dining area was well lit up and the decor was amazing
We looked through the menu and ordered Chicken Madbee(Madhbi,Madvee) and Laham Mandi
Order arrived in 10 min which was nice
Started with the soup which is given before the meal was hot and quite flavorful. A different version of the Marag that is served at Muslim weddings.
Our main dishes :
Having had Yemeni food at other places I had familiarity with their style of cooking Mandi. Here the Chicken was good but the rice was a tad disappointing . It had a little extra helping of raisins which made the rice sweet, and cardamom taste was too overpowering on the palate
Laham Mandi had the meat very succulent and tender. Enjoyed that thoroughly
The accompanying salad , yogurt were okay but shattah lacked the punch as it didn’t have any spiciness at all.
Ended the meal with Suleimani Tea
Overall : A decent place to go to satiate your Arabic cravings