Pardon the innuendo, but last week I was invited by my Egyptian friend for a spot of sungkai at his place. I’ve always loved Arabic food, and I was met by some glorious home made grub. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Shredded roast lamb
Tomato and Cucumber salad
Al-Ruz, or rice with pine nuts and served on a layer of bread. A dish for special ocassions.
These are Mahshi. They’re little rice parcels with minced meat wrapped usually in Vine leaves, but in this case, cabbage. If you looked carefully you’d just be able to make out the individual parcels.
By far my favourite arabic dish, Okra in tomato puree.
Braised tender lamb.
Desserts! This is Konafa with pistachio filling, and below is Mamboushi(?), sweet semolina with almonds. Nyamaaann~….
So that was my Sungkai Arab… Yes we have some middle-eastern restaurants in town, but I’ve always said best foods are home cooked. These beauties were. I’m looking forward to a Hari Raya invite now…