Mashawi continues to be a firm favourite for middle eastern fare in Currambine.
Vegetarian and vegan options are plentiful, although they have stopped providing pickles with the breads which is a shame. Hummus and baba ghanoush are great dip options, and vegan soups also appear on the menu.
Hot tapas include a vegan moussaka and shakshouka, although we found the okra a little disappointing.
There are several vegan tagines and our favourite is mujaddara, rice and lentils with caramelised onions and crispy cauliflower.
Other tagine options include vegetable couscous, cauliflower and potato, sweet potato and zucchini, and black fez (tomatoes and eggplant with couscous).
Mashawi also provide non dairy smoothies. Lots of great options for plant based dining here.
Mashawi in Currambine is the newest branch of the Middle-Eastern Mount Lawley favourite, and perched above Farmer Jack’s it has a sumptuous interior with both balcony and interior tables. Staff are friendly, and the menu is large and varied with kebabs, tagines, and a surprisingly good variety of vegetarian options.
We were given a basket of breads, crispbreads, olives and pickles while we read the menu, but we ate them before I could take a photo. I chose a glass of Castelli gewurztraminer to start and it had a complex fruity, rose, and orange bouquet, typical of the perfumed aroma that the grape variety yields.
We decide to share the lamb and okra tagine on couscous – this was rich and delicious – perfectly cooked.
We also chose chicken skewers with chips and salad – we could have had rice, but it was a chippie kind of day. There were two skewers, but again, we ate one beofre remembering to take a picture. The chicken was meltingly delicious, and well-marinated.
I like Mashawi – it’s got something for everybody – great food, well presented, and friendly staff.
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