When living in England, I craved Lebanese food back in Sydney - but really my knowledge of Lebanese food is limited to Jasmins in Lakemba. I already think that Jasmins is the bomb, their freshly-fried falafals and baba ghannouj dip never failing to make me pig out to the point of being unable to stand up comfortably (I’m disgusting, I know). However, I’m sure that there must be even better lebanese food out there that is only known in Lebanese circles!
Anyway, for now, I must remain satisfied with Jasmins - a task that is not very difficult at all.
I ordered the usual standard mix plate ($15) that I’ve always eaten at Jasmins
as well as an extra plate of Falafals ($7) - which I also always get. I swear that I will be less boring next time and order something different. I would really like to try their breakfast dishes actually - maybe I’ll drag the family next Weekend, but from experience, the place will probably be crowded.
I was never a fan of the meats on the standard plate, grilled chicken, kafta (Grilled lean lamb minced with parsley, onion and herbs, freshly grilled), shish kebab, but they seem to have improved since my last visit half a year ago. The meat seems to be less tough and more fresh, but perhaps I just came at a good time.
I have also noticed that Jasmins seems to have also expanded to Leichhardt and Auburn - which are listed on the website http://www.jasmine1.com.au/ but I’m not sure if they are affiliated with the one in Lakemba. They also seem to have expanded their catering menu to a number of dishes not available in the normal dine-in experience. I’m tempted to organise a party as an excuse to try it out.
30B Haldon Street
Lakemba NSW 2195
(02) 9740 3589