A lunch date at Hanam’s

明日への讃歌 by alan

Hanam’s serves a wide range of authentic Kurdish and Middle Eastern cuisine, with a prime location in Central Edinburgh near the famous Edinburgh Castle. In addition, they also have a dry bar featuring a whole range of non-alcoholic beverages as well as an outdoor balcony for shisha (they have both tabacco and non-tabacco flavours).  I dare say its a true middle eastern experience, especially since my companion was a Syrian who recommended the restaurant to me with great enthusiasm.

We began with Salata Shawan, a traditional salad of finely diced vegetables seasoned with lemon juice, olive oil, black pepper and yoghurt.

And followed with my favourite Dolma! It is made of aromatic rice warp by vine leaves, warmed through and served.

I simply can’t get enough of this!

After the starters, the main dish makes its appearance! I ordered Qozy Lamb, which is tender braised lamb on the bone served on Hanam’s special fragrant rice. It even comes with a side portion of shilah sauce.

My dear friend order the pomegranate rice made of luxurious Persian basmati rice cooked in pomegranate puree, and adorned with dries mixed berries.

I stole a spoonful of it and LOVED it!

We ended lunch with traditional Kurdish cardamon cha. A strong tea that helps calm down the tummy after a great stuffing.

If you should pass by Edinburgh, even for just a while, you have to try out Hanam’s! It was the best dining experience I ever had, and it was so delicious!

I guess I should head there again when I return next month!


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