From a quick kebab to a grand banquet of sharing plates, Middle Eastern cuisine can really hit the spot. If you’re craving some Middle Eastern food, here’s our roundup of restaurants to check out in Singapore.
Shabestan for Persian cuisine
If you love Persian cuisine, especially grilled food, then this Middle Eastern restaurant is for you. The appetiser platter at Shabestan is a great way to start, as you’ll get to taste five different apps of your choice. We especially loved the muhamara – a delicious dip made from walnuts, pomegranate, molasses, olive oil, toasted bread crumbs, roasted peppers and spices. It is served with Iranian bread and kash-e-bademjan – a mixture of sautéed eggplant, onion and mint (almost like baba ganoush).
From the charcoal grill, there are loads of different lamb, chicken, beef and fish options, from kebabs and masti (meat cubes marinated in yoghurt and Persian herbs) to a range of mixed meat platters. We shared the Shabestan platter for two to try some variety, as it includes beef fillet, lamb, chicken, fish and prawns. I particularly loved the perfectly flavoured beef and the super-succulent prawns – delish! We paired the platter with a mixed rice plate that included zereshk rice with barberries and pomegranate, and bahala rice with lima beans and dill. To round things off, be sure to finish with some baklava.
#01-13 The Pier at Robertson, 80 Mohamed Sultan Road