Ramadan is here and it was only natural for the FACT team to head for a preview of the authentic food served at Mondrian Doha’s Ramadan Tent. Anushay Taimur Khan visited for a night of delectable offerings…

Mondrian Doha is already one of my favourite places in town and I have always felt like they offer the complete package when it comes to food, entertainment, and hospitality. Therefore, a preview of the Ramadan Tent was exactly what I needed before the Holy Month officially started. I was welcomed by a ginormous buffet which only indicated one thing: small bites so you don’t go home crying about being unable to have some of the exquisite dishes you saw. From the Quzi to the butter chicken, I appreciated seeing the variety at the tent. From Indian street food, to sushi and deliciously classic tabbouleh, Mondrian Doha has made sure that it has everything this Ramadan.

The night started with a very gracious serving from the Middle Eastern cuisine side with the zesty chicken machboos. The seasoned rice and the BBQ’d chicken were an excellent blend of flavour to kick the night off. Even though I had now consumed my fair share of rice, I don’t think any Ramadan evening is complete if you don’t try the Ouzi. Slow cooked lamb with roasted nuts and raisins served succulent over rice which is mixed with the spices and gravy of the meat – absolutely exquisite.

I moved on to the live burger station and got myself a cheesy, juicy beef burger, which by the way is good enough to share, given the variety of food available at the tent. A BBQ and Shawarma station will always welcome you with arms wide open at Mondrian Doha and I would recommend eating these hot off the grill. And that’s not all, I haven’t given you a review for the butter chicken yet! We all know that this dish can be tricky but This place got it right, my fellow curry fans! The right amount of tanginess compliments the sweet taste of the sauce as you bite into soft boneless chicken.

While I do understand that not everyone can break their fast with a huge meal, Mondrian Doha’s got you covered with an entire table set for salads. From their potato salad to a make-yourown salad setup, you don’t need to worry about feeling heavy here. A variety of fresh juices are available to quench your thirst and you always have the option to take it slow.

As you all know, for me, no meal is complete without a visit to the dessert station. This night was no different and I was very pleased to see the variety of desserts being offered – fresh fruits, baklava, puddings and a range of tarts wait for you like there is no tomorrow! My choice for the night was the creamiest cupcake from Magnolia, the cheesy kunafa, rasgullas with syrup dripping from them and the ever-refreshing mango mousse. After trying a bit of everything, I finally felt like my Ramadan Tent experience was complete.

Mondrian Doha always lives up to the benchmark they have set since their launch and their Ramadan spread is nothing less than fantastic. With the variety they offer, we certainly know that this will be one of our top three choices for the month – and should rightly be yours too! ✤

 

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