Zafran, good even on full stomach

we got invited to zafran (indian restaurant) a couple of days ago to try their ramadan buffet, so i had to fill for my wife - but here's the dilemma, i had an aftar at 6:45 and at the same time i was also invited for a late lunch around 5:00 pm and couldn't decline - so i finished lunch around 5:30 & headed to zafran, you can imagine the situation here... going for iftar on full stomach is not a good idea!

anyways, i got there on time and was really surprised by the place, the interior is really amazing, especially the wall tiling - though i love indian cuisine, i couldn't eat much, but i managed to grab a piece from selected dishes, whatever i picked was very good, i really wished i didn't have lunch before, the food was mouth watering..

i had ashari murgh tikka, kashmiri seekh kabab & some other stuff, i also managed to have some carrot & rice pudding, they were really awesome,except for that cardamom in my rice pudding, i hate cardamom.

the only thing that bothered me is the smell of the place, it is very strong! i wish they can find a ventilation solution as the smell sticks to your clothes.

other than that, i will sure be back with the family as soon as they come back - if the food is so good on full stomach, then it must be awesome on an empty one.

thanks for the invite stacey, it was worth it.

    8 Responses to “Zafran, good even on full stomach”

    1. Zaid says:

      nice place, don’t you fast?

    2. 965malls says:

      I do in public places as I respect the traditions of the month, but in private I don’t as I am not muslim – now as a general rule I am against fasting, my wife for instance does fast before easter, i don’t as I believe in the following motto “it’s not what goes into your mouth that matters, it’s what comes out of it”

    3. Zaid says:

      Nice motto!

    4. 965malls says:

      thanks zaid & good luck with your fasting – god bless

    5. Mary says:

      It is important to add that we believe in Christianity that Christ set us free from the 'old law' which is what the muslims and jews still follow. The 'old law' has dress laws and dietary laws in it. Correct, in Christianity we believe that it is not what goes in your mouth, but what comes out of your mouth that matters to God. I also believe that I follow a merciful God, and what I do not understand is that in intensely hot countries like this one, I would think to drink water during a fast would be OK in the eyes of God?

    6. Freedom says:

      I respect religions, I respect faith but I don’t understand why I am not supposed to even drink in public! Why do I have to fast with others while many muslims eat at home. When I fast for 50 days no one knows and no one respects MY fasting!!! Actually no one really cares! Some people even tease me when they know that I am not eating and try their best to drink and eat in front of me.. That’s too sad and shallow. We have the same God but different views :( anyway, this post isn’t about fasting it’s about a restaurant, and I really like it you should go while hungry it’s worth it :)

    7. sarah says:

      I am assuming this is an Indian restaurant, where is it located, I didn't read that in your briefing. Is it a buffet restaurant, or is it order off the menu when it isn't Ramadan?

    8. 965malls says:

      it’s in salmiya, salem almubarak street, inside centerpoint first floor and it has a menu off ramadan

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