Levant With its unique Location , diversity of Landscape and Cultures and the blended mix of the old and modern civilizations on its soil has enriched its heritage particularly in cooking art . Yamal Al Sham Restaurant, have engaged a team of the best and most talented cookers from the heart of Syria – Jordan – Palestine who can deliver the original Levant cuisine and to turn your visit to Yamal Al Sham into a pleasant and non-forgettable experiences . To satisfy all tastes they have also added a selection of international dishes , cooked by skillful and experienced cookers .In Yamal Al Sham they follow the highest quality d with excellent hospitality and friendly services with folk dances programs .
The place gives you a beautiful ambiance with images of places from Arab World, gorgeous chandeliers hanging on, the seatings gives you both indoor and outdoor. The indoor is comfy chairs with a very spacious seating with the juice and cocktail counter attached to it.
Their is an Arabic sweets counter for your ultimate sweet cravings, beautifully decorated and very traditional with a modern twist all together.
The walls depicted the Arab World in every era, the brick wall wallpaper was so beautifully tinted on walls and gave a bright look to it. It has got 2 floors, the 2nd floor was for party with buffet section separate and the 1st floor had a spacious seating arrangement with comfy chairs and sofas.
The outdoor seating has a beautiful small fountain with Burj Khalifa lightning to give us the ambiance of the culture in UAE with the most comfy seatings.
I got an invite from this awesome and delicious place and i must say a worth visit. Our host Mr. Jewlyn Fialho professionalism and politeness was extremely good and terrific. The staff was very good and humble and always ready to serve and advice.
From the cocktail section we were served Floating Cocktail and Cogito Coconut
Floating Cocktail, it had apple juice, Seven-Up, Apple slices, Orange slices, Mint leaves and Whole Grapes. It was so refreshing and seriously was my husband drink but i ended up finishing it by myself.
Cogito Coconut, it had Coconut, Coconut Cream, Cinnamon and Raspberry. This too had real good taste in it. If you are coconut lovers then this is the right drink for you. So creamy and so coco nutty thick.
From the Cold Appetizer Section we were served Hummus, Moutabel, Vine Leaves and Baba Ganoush served with warm Arabic Breads
- Hummus : Made from cooked, mashed chickpeas or other beans, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic.
- Moutabel : Moutabel is a dip like hummus, in this recipe the eggplants are grilled.
- Vine Leaves : These are stuffed vegetables.
- Baba Ganoush : is a Levantine dish of cooked eggplant mixed with onions, tomatoes, olive oil and various seasonings.
From the Salad Section we were served Arabic Salad, Tabouleh and Fattoush
- Fattoush : Mixed fresh vegetables with slices of flat breads.
- Tabouleh : Tabbouleh is a Levantine vegetarian dish traditionally made of tomatoes, finely chopped parsley, mint, bulgur and onion, and seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt.
- Arabic Salad :Mix of fresh seasoned vegetables dressed with herbs and lemon juice.
Our main course was Papioutt, a French dish with Arabic twist, it had forced stuffed meat with Pomme Duchess (Baked Potato), Steam vegetables, Cherry Tomatoes and a French Dressing. The meat was juicy and the stuffing was way to generous. The baked potato had the cheesy flavor in it with herbs and it tasted so delicious and different. The vegetables were steamed well and fresh. The dish was a total a totally unique in style and concept, the taste was so delicious that it still lingers in my mouth. A must try out in Yamal Al Sham.
We were then served some of Assorted Baklava, pieces of crispy butter fillo pastry filled with a mix of fresh crunchy nuts and an aromatic blend of spices and honey syrup. Many pieces are drizzled with rich chocolate so you can get your chocolate on. This place has got some real good ones that you have to try for it.
Our Dessert was the traditional Kunafa, is a cheese pastry soaked in sweet, sugar-based syrup, the pastry is heated in butter, margarine, palm oil, or traditionally semneh and then spread with soft white cheese, such as Nabulsi cheese, and topped with more pastry. A thick syrup of sugar, water, and a few drops of rose water or orange blossom water is poured on the pastry during the final minutes of cooking. The top layer of pastry is tinted with red food coloring (a modern shortcut, instead of baking it for long periods of time). Crushed pistachios are sprinkled on top as a garnish. So delicious and so tasty served hot and warm.
Overall my experience was terrific with the delicious food, the ambiance, the staff professionalism and service, you get an ample parking so no need of the hustle and bustle for it and easy to locate. A definitely worth visit and highly recommended by me.