Saturday, December 26, 2009

Prawn Machbous on SQ's Book the Cook

Prawn machbous with aubergine and tomato

Machbous, a Middle Eastern spiced rice dish similar to Indian biryani, was my Book the Cook selection for the onward leg out of Dubai tonight. It was a lot better than I was expecting, with its fluffy grains of tasty rice plus spicy prawns and eggplant to go with it.

I loved how generous they finally were with the rice too, especially given the frustratingly limited portions I've seen in their Indian meals. It's too bad that the chicken shish kebabs on the first leg out of Istanbul were dry and uninspiring though. And yep - they were still using the same old school seats as on the way up.

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