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Mbar belongs to the Mamnoon Restaurant family so I already know I will like this place! Most people come for the rooftop bar and I’m the weird one who doesn’t care much for that. I’m only interested in food! You probably can’t tell from the photo, but that’s grilled trout with avocado, sumac, labneh and fenugreek (a type of herb). The thin fillets are practically melt-in-the-mouth soft, so good!

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Yes, it’s still Day 20 because I’m now in Seattle! After a long flight where I couldn’t sleep despite being tired, I’ve finally landed in the ‘Emerald City’. The plan is to not catch a nap (jetlag, take that) but head out for a quick meal before hibernating for the rest of the day.

If there’s one cuisine I miss living in Tokyo, it’s Middle Eastern food so I make sure I do my research on Mid East restaurants in Seattle. Mamnoon Restaurant comes highly recommended online and rightly so! The fatteh comes with chickpea, yogurt, crispy pita, spinach, pine nuts and poached eggs; so much flavours and textures going on there. Falafels are a must and pair well with muhammara, a dip made of walnuts, red pepper paste, cumin, garlic and topped with pomegranate. Delicious.

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