I was craving for Middle Eastern food, so I decided to try this Middle Eastern restaurant called Maroush..
They serve Indian food as well, which is a plus point for me.. Being in Mahatma Gandhi School since I was a kid made me LOVE Indian food..
When I entered the place, I couldn't get anymore excited! Well, for a Moroccan Restaurant, Maroush really puts the real deal even into the tiniest detail of the restaurant.. My friends and I were amazed at the gorgeous interior, the ambiance is just amazing, the hospitality is super, and the food is delicious indeed.. Okay without further ado, let me just show you the pictures..
Disclaimer : Some photos are taken from Michael Anggi's SLR. You'll be able to tell the difference which one is whose..
Starting from the place...
|Welcome to Maroush.. Even the main door excites me with what's within..|
|They're also offer you with shisha|
|The table we sat in|
|Basically, the place is quite big. They have separated rooms.. I love this room the best! So magical, reminds me a lot like I'm in some sort of an exotic castle..|
|I guess this room is perfect for meetings.. See how spacious and how perfect this room is for a private party..|
|Still in the same room.. It's the continuation of the right side of the picture above|
|The red light gives the room its mystical middle eastern touch|
|Told you they really put in the real deal even to the tiniest detail|
|Another semi private room, they can cover this place with a curtain.. Perfect for a small family gathering.. I love how elegant the arrangement is|
|Wine cellar.. BOOZE!|
|Look at the cutlery, they're so unique!|
|Complimentary appetizers.. The left one is raisins with peanuts and the right one is herby olives. I don't usually like olives, but I love their olives! It doesn't smell like one anymore.. The herbs had been absorbed so well..|
|Mango Lassi(35k).. It's basically mango juice with what I'm guessing, milk|
|Saourary Lassy(35k).. This drink is unique indeed. It's yogurt with salt. Not only it is sour, it's also has a salty kick. Maybe not all people will be a fan of this drink but I personally thinks it's refreshing|
|Ayran(45k). This is basically also yogurt. But I just don't get this drink. When you stir it with the straw, it'll look runny, but once you sip it to your mouth, somehow it feels so dense.. Not a fan..|
|This is the Moroccan Tea Pot(25k).. I LOVE IT.. It's basically just tea with sugar but the mint leaf changes everything.. With the warm tea, it really enhances the smell of the mint..|
|The dipping comes with the bread.. It's definitely different from the ones in Italian restaurants (well, duhhh.. -_-")|
|Yey the food is here! There were only the four of us, so we didn't order that much|
|The tagine.. I love how bold the colour is|
|Chicken Tagine with Almonds(115k). I love this dish so much! It's fragrant and the almonds just add another texture to the plate.. Yummy! The top is a mashed potato fritter|
|The vegetable couscous.. It's just not complete without couscous.. Perfect rice substitution.. They also have a clear broth as the sauce to put on top of your couscous if you want it.. I like to eat it plain just like that..|
|Royal Grill Plate(200k).. Basically this is various meat cooked in shish kebab style.. On top is the lamb kebab which looks like sausages, then they have shrimp, fish, vegetables, and chicken as well..|
In conclusion, I love this place. I love the atmosphere and I definitely love the food.. Well, if you like Indian food, I think you will love this place.. That night when I went there, there was a bunch of Indians who were having a private party in the main room, so they moved out all the chairs. It's a bummer I didn't get to see its normal arrangements ..
The waiter is very patient in explaining you the details of the dishes.. So if you are new at this, don't be scared, ask them about what's inside the dish that you feel like ordering. I definitely loveeee this place. It's good to have a different meal once in a while.. A different place, a different atmosphere..
Crown Plaza Hotel 2nd Floor
Jl. Jend Gatot Subroto Kav 2-3
Phone : 021-52892431