We’re always on the lookout for new places. Apart from heading to fine dine restaurants sometimes we’re in the mood for satisfyingly delicious meals that are quick, filling and most importantly not heavy on the pocket. Our search led us to Snak Box in Mamzar. We’ve been around this part of town previously to try some delicious stuffed falafels (read about our visit here).
Get Set Gobble
The menu is filled with varied options from Lebanese to Indian snacks. There’s something in it for everyone. Don’t be confused about what to try, we’re here to help. You can choose to drive in, sit outside on a good day or even order in from here.
Two new dishes that we tried were Balaleet & Khabeesa that seemed so familiar to our desi taste buds. The former is an unusual combination of sweet & salty vermicelli with eggs that is a very popular Arabic breakfast dish. Another popular breakfast dish, the latter is sweet semolina cooked with dry fruits. We’ve grown up with similar flavours & ingredients so trying these Arabic versions was a pleasant surprise for us.
If you’re more a lover of pancakes you can order their J’bab or Khameer. Whether you’re in the mood for Cheese, zataar, oman chips, cheese & egg, nutella, lotus…they’ve got it all. Though the former are more like pancakes, the latter is like a pie with toppings.
Trying a plateful of the local dessert Lu’qaimat is a must. These tiny gastronomical delights were filled with oozing chocolate or cheese and are best enjoyed while they’re piping hot. They’ve got more options like nutella, kinder, snickers, mozzarella cheese and more that we’re definitely heading back for. By the way, we personally vouch for their Lotus Kunafa. Think crispy pastry with a layer of stretchy cheese in the centre and generous helping on lotus on top. This is one treat you won’t want to share 😛
They do a great Chicken Club sandwich with toasted bread, lods of sauces in the layers and a side of fries. Even the Chicken burger is quite a mouthful with layers of chicken, cheese slices, jalapenos, lettuce and some dynamite sauce. Also, order their Passion fruit drink for a sweet and refreshing treat.
Their Shrimp dynamite is definitely something that demands to be given a try. If you are a sucker for that dynamite sauce, you can also try the chicken version which is just as good. Chicken shawarma is always a filling and delightful dish. Personally we love our breads toasted and that’s exactly how it’s served here. Also, don’t miss to add a side of French fries with cheddar cheese & jalapenos. We can never get enough of these.
Moving on to the Indian inspired side of the menu, we spotted pakoras and we knew we had to get a plate. These crispy treats are paired well with a selection of teas offered here from Karak, mint to zafran. They even serve grilled chapli kebab that are huge portions to say the least, served with green chutney and lachha parantha. We also tried their Scrambled eggs or egg bhurji. How can a combination of stir fried eggs, onions & chillies with a topping of coriander and cheese go wrong.
We indulged in quite a feast and look forward to trying more dishes on our next visit.