Colombo, Jan 16 (@serial.eaters #Instagram)
Having grown up in Dubai, my friend and I were more excited than usual to have our little catch-up session at Chambers at Park Street Mews. I’ve been craving familiar food from back ‘home’ for a while now. So, from the food to the decor to the service and even the music (Nancy Ajram – if you grew up in the Middle-East, you have to know who she is!), Chambers just managed to tick all the right boxes for me. Before I go any further, I have to point out that the food was not as authentic as what you would find commonly all over the Middle East, but the flavors were brilliant, pretty familiar, & worked perfectly together, so I honestly didn’t mind as much!
What we ordered: Passion Mojito, Peach Riki, Falafel Wrap, Shish Taouk, & a side of Arabic Bread.
The Passion Mojito & Peach Riki were pretty on point flavor-wise. If you’re looking to beat the heat, we definitely recommend the latter! The Peach-Orange drink was not only yummy but also really refreshing! With a good kick of passion fruit and hints of mint, the Passion Mojito didn’t give us much to complain about either.
Both mains were quite decent in size, and came with the thick cut French fries that we Middle-Eastern kids are so used to! Ah, the nostalgia! The chicken in the Shish Taouk (or tawook) dish was cooked really well, & what we loved about it was the flavor – it wasn’t bland & wasn’t over-spiced like most dishes of its kind found in Sri Lanka. It also came with a few triangles of flatbread, the earlier mentioned fries, some wicked garlic dip & a fresh salad.
With the Falafel Wrap; the falafel itself wasn’t as crunchy as we would have liked it to be, but all in all, taste-wise it was satisfying & pretty filling too! It was also served with some fries & garlic dip.
The Arabic Bread threw me a little, ‘cause I don’t recall ever seeing Arabic bread like that in Dubai, but after tasting it, I was pretty sold. I’m one of those people that really appreciate good bread, & can really eat it plain if I wanted to, so yeah, this was incredible, and the perfect example of the phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover”. It was crispy, but also quite soft & pillowy (if that makes any sense), & really soaked up the garlic paste & the juices from the chicken. Even though it didn’t look familiar, it tasted just like the Khubz you would find throughout the Middle East!
Speaking of the garlic dip, we just have to give it a shout out! Although the dip itself looked a bit like curd (consistency-wise) the flavor was amazing, & we found ourselves comparing it pretty close to the ones we would have on a daily basis back in Dubai.
There was so much on their menu we wanted to try out, but couldn’t because it was just the two of us. Really hope their standards stay consistent, ‘cause based on our visit, I have a strong feeling that I’ll be craving their stuff again soon!
Halal | Great Service | Good Food | Pretty Wall Decor | Perfect Place for a Meal with the Fam | Approx Rs.3000 for two people
Chambers at Park Street Mews
48 D Park St, Colombo 00200
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