Doha – Yasmine Palace

I have been planning to go to “Yasmine Palace” since it has opened. I will leave Qatar soon so I thought it is time to go and try their menu.

This two-level restaurant is located in Pearl. There are different concepts inside Jasmine Palace. We had our dinner at “Andalusia”.

If you are a modest person, the decoration of the restaurant may be a bit much. The furniture, paint, floor and even the forks are all decorated in gold color dominantly. There is a small fountain in the middle of the restaurant and in the background it plays authentic music.

You will be welcomed with a drink and mezze plate. So you don’t need to order mezze separately.

We weren’t aware of the complimentary mezze plate, that’s why we have ordered “Muhamara” and “Mutabal”as cold appetizer. Mezzes were so fresh and tasty.

“Batata Mutafayeh” is my favourite snack since I came to Doha. Unfortunately, there is just one place to eat best Batata located in Souq so far. Others are on average including “Yasmin Palace”.

We have made the final with “Mix Grill”. It comes with rice and enough for 2 people. Meats were grilled on barbeque. They were so soft and delicious. Nothing was left in the plate at the end of the dinner 🙂

The restaurant is a bit pricey but if you want to indulge yourself in delicious Arabic food then “Yasmine Palace” is the correct address.

You can find their menu here.

Doha – Al Sufra

Al Sufra” is a Middle Eastern restaurant, located at Marsa Malaz Kempinski, Doha. The restaurant was chosen as “Best MENA restaurant” in 2018 by Time Out Doha.

“Al Sufra” called “Sofra” in Turkish, means “dining table”. And this restaurant offered us an amazing dining table. From cold mezzeh to dessert, everything was exceptional.

The place is furnished in modern Arabic style. The small fountains inside the restaurant and slow Arabic background music are so relaxing. That’s why I think it is a perfect place for friends gathering and business meetings.

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We ordered “Tabbouleh Salad”, “Trio Hummus” (traditional, spicy and Beyrouty), “Mohammara” and “Baba Ghanouj” as cold appetizers. “Batata Harra” and “Hummus Fatteh Bil Laban” as hot appetizers. My favourite from the cold ones was Trio Hummus specifically spicy and Beyrouty. If you don’t like Hummus like me, you can try spicy and Beyrouty. You don’t feel the chickpeas taste at all. Fatteh Bil Laban was the best I have ever tried. Some restaurants put more cumin and you can’t taste the other ingredients rather than cumin. But here, all the ingredients were in balance.

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As a main course, we ate “Mix Mashawi Platter”. Portion is for two people but if you ordered so many appetizers like us, probably you can’t finish. Lamb chops were juicy and delicious. The kofte was not very suitable for my taste. Maybe it’s because I’m so used to Turkish kebabs ☺️

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And finally the dessert part. Unfortunately we could taste one dessert since we were so full. We saw an image on internet and show the waiter to order the same dessert 🙈 To be honest, presentation was better than the taste 🤔It is so light and not sweet. You feel the cream more. So you can try another dessert and share your feedbacks with me.

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In overall, I will definitely go Al Sufra again to try their other menu items. Obviously, they work hard to offer good quality food. Keep going and see you soon Al Sufra.

You can learn more information about Al Sufra restaurant here.