A Few Minutes Walk...Marouch
Boy lives only a 2-minute walk from Marouch but we always seem to forget about it when contemplating lunch or dinner destinations. After more than a year of living next to this Lebanese (Armenian & Middle Eastern) restaurant, we walked over there the past weekend expecting very delicious food which I've read many others rave about.
And it was soo good! We got Baba Ghanouge (Mtabal) and Kabab Combination (Lamb, Beef and Chicken) to share for a light dinner before heading out for the night. The nice smokey baba ghanouge and the pita bread went down pretty quickly. We are very susceptible to such addicting appetizer items and cannot stop our hands from reaching for "one more."
From the Kabab Combination I liked the lamb the best. The beef seemed a little dry but the whole dish was great. Stuffing little pockets of pita with bits of meat, rice, onion, yogurt and tahini was... mmmmm. Couldn't stop that either.
And to wash all this down we got a glass of Jallab (raisin & grape juice, honey, rose water, served with pine nuts and raisan). The rosewater really came through and it was refreshing to drink between each stuffed pocket. Although I do not like raisins and pine nuts, they did not impede the pleasure of the other ingredients. I see myself frequenting Marouch a lot more now that they got me hooked.
4905 Santa Monica Blvd