Barbeque Nation – Bringing Arabian Flavors into Their Dining Experience


Snubnose and I are always up for a dinner at Barbeque Nation. The food is consistently good, Snubnose never tires of the table-side grilling experience, and the food appeals to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. What more do you need?

Well, how about an Arabian food festival to add to the fun?

wahrabia Well, the Wahrabia food festival is going on in all Barbeque Nation food outlets in Bangalore till March 18th.

As part of this food festival, Barbeque Nation offers all diners the opportunity to taste traditional Arabian delicacies. Here’s a sampler of some of their offerings to excite your taste buds:

  • Jojeh Kebab – chunks of chicken marinated in saffron and grilled to perfection,
  • Rubian Mashwi – chargrilled prawns marinated with Lebanese spices,
  • Dabel Kebab,
  • Arabian Kafta Lamb Seekh – minced lamb on seekh,
  • Farareej el Fahem and
  • Samak Harrrah Al Shara – Pomfret baked with crushed garlic and coriander and served with pepper sauce.

And fear not, you vegetarians, there are Arabian specialties for you too:

  • Afelia Batata,
  • Felafel Pita pockets,
  • Curried Chickpeas,
  • Sheesh Kudra,
  • Zucchini Fasigratin

What we ate

Obviously, we could not eat everything listed on the menu, we are not such total gluttons as all that. But we sampled a few things, and here are the highlights.

All the vegetarian specialties were perfect, but I totally and absolutely loved the felafel pita pockets. They were so tasty that Snubnose who is hard-core non-vegetarian ended up going back for these multiple times.

Snubnose tried the Dabel kabab and the Jojeh kabab, and she liked them all right, but much preferred the vegetarian starters. Go figure!

The vegetarian starters definitely looked prettier in my opinion 😉 .

No meal at Barbeque Nation is complete without a little grilling action.

Our tabletop grills sizzling away

Our tabletop grills sizzling away

For the main course, nothing can top a good biriyani especially if it is an Arabian food festival.

This biriyani hit the sweet spot

This biriyani hit the sweet spot

For dessert, we sampled the baklava.

Delicious baklava

Delicious baklava

And the delicious tiny pastries.

The lovely pastries on display

The lovely pastries on display

Overall, as usual, a well-thought through dining experience from Barbeque Nation. The Wahrabia food fest is on at all Barbeque Nation outlets till Friday March 18th.

Hurry and book your table now!

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  • claudialynn

    Everything looks so delicious! Would love to join you all there, were it possible.

  • Wow! Sounds like a great time with lots of good food!

    • Nishita

      @VickiSN:disqus Yes, it was! And with good company too!

  • I love the look of all the food, but the biriyani and baklava photos are making me swoon with hunger!

  • Ca4ole

    I now need to find and taste some Arabian food. Thanks! Cheers from Carole’s Chatter!

    • Nishita

      @Ca4ole:disqus Usually Arabian food is completely off limits for me because I am vegetarian, but they had some really nice veg options, I think they were actually even better than the mutton and chicken kebabs!

  • BethFishReads

    You always get to go to the most awesome events! Those grilled shrimp look good and so does the baklava. YUM!

    • Nishita

      @BethFishReads:disqus It’s been a good run of events this month. Far too many for my tummy to digest, honestly. Next month, it’s going to be sitting quietly at home and experimenting with food at home. I have so many recipes pinned and I am hoping to be able to take a stab at those 🙂

  • debinhawaii

    It looks like a wonderful meal and a great way to try a lot of different dishes. That biriyani looks particularly stunning–you are right, you just can’t beat a good one. 😉

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