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By Steph Trengrove
May 07, 2015
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Phoenician Cuisine

The goodness your stomach deserves.
By Steph Trengrove
May 07, 2015
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Kebabs are the widely recognised kings among drunk food options, but it almost feels like a waste to recommend Phoenician Cuisine as a destination for drunken dining, because the food is just so good. Therefore, we recommend it as a Sunday hangover cure, or just as a generally great feed, instead.

These guys have a great range of Lebanese food if you feel like branching out from the standard kebab (I know, sacrilege to even suggest it, but open your minds people), including makanek which is seasoned sausages served in pita bread with fresh tomatoes and gherkins ($10), chicken shish tawook which is marinated chicken breast cubed and char grilled, served with a homemade garlic paste in pita bread with fresh lettuce, tomatoes and gherkins ($13), or the classic sweet pastry treat, baklawa ($4).

Phoenician Cuisine is owned by Elie Assaf, the son of the owners of Phoenician Falafel by the Embassy Theatre. Assaf has followed in his parents footsteps, but his restaurant has its own unique traits marking it out and making it its own distinctive destination. Assaf and his staff make all their own food, apart from their vine leaves and kibbi, which come handmade from his mother, and are passionate about providing patrons with the best Lebanese food from the freshest ingredients; a fact which clearly shows through in all of their dishes.

After pickling your insides with alcohol, the least your stomach deserves is some of this goodness.

Image: Eat Here Now

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