An a la-carte en·trée is priced at around S$22, which I had difficulty deciphering its description from its traditional name. In the end, we ended up having the set lunch. Priced at S$13.80++, from the jumble of traditional names, we understood that the set meal encompasses a soup, a 'triple-item' starter, entrée of choice (chicken or mutton minced meat kebab) and rice pudding dessert.
Please bear with my bad pictures from my humble SE K750i.
Lebanese & Middle Easten Cuisine
This warm legume soup tastes very much like a watered-down version of dhal. Its light taste churns up our appetite for the starters.
This 'triple-item' starter includes a pita (flat bread), salad, a tasty fried ball (made with mashed beans) and a savoury dip (made with chick peas).
Entrée of minced chicken or mutton kebab
Unlike the Döner kebabs that I had at Sultan Kebab, the ones at Al Hamra are Shish Kebab, which are grilled meat on skewers. The original grilled of the meat is very much retained with a tinge of herbs/spices. The meat is served with a pita and some salad. I had the mutton and the mutton does not have any strong mutton stench which some dislike. It is also tender and not too dry.
The Laban is a popular Middle-Eastern rice pudding dessert that can be served chilled or warm. The ingredients of a laban should include, white rice, whole milk, sugar, orange blossom water (distilled water with orange essential oils) and cinnamon powder. This dessert is really sweet and tasty, i bet it is fattening too! But it is better than most of the Indian desserts that I have had.
Al Hamra Lebanese & Middle Eastern Cuisine