Thursday, January 30, 2014

El Jannah's, Granville

Hello hello from Crystal Noir version 2.0! I've decided to give my blog a little bit of a makeover, having kept things simple from the very beginning. Okay, it was a little bit of laziness that never saw me designing a header for my blog. But I threw in a little bit of time this past few days to revamp things a bit. How are you all liking the new look?

Anyway, onto my actual post!

What is it about the great flavours of food that just give you bad breath? The king of the lot would definitely have to be garlic. I love the initial hit of garlic when I'm eating it, but can't say I'm the biggest fan of the lingering after taste. But of course when eating garlic, you're not thinking about the after effects (unless you're on a special date :P). One place in particular where the garlic sauce is legendary is at El Jannah's in Granville.

Whole chicken with Lebanese bread, garlic sauce and pickles, $19.90
This serving size could definitely feed two hungry guys, and it's also damned cheap at under $20 for the meal. The chips come in a massive bowl just for a regular and it's only $4.00. Talk about bang for buck. I don't foresee anyone going hungry if you have $10 in your pocket to spend here. The chicken is a bit of a hit and miss, having been a few times. Sometimes it's cooked really well and the chicken is still moist and tender inside. But other times, the chicken is incredibly dry and the skin is a bit too overcooked, verging on the side being burned. What I would come back for again and again is the garlic sauce and the fresh Lebanese bread. Nothing is better than wrapping some chicken in the bread, smothering it with garlic sauce and topping it with a couple of pickles (word of warning, they are quite salty!). If you're not too big of a fan of eating in, you could easily take a tub of garlic sauce ($4.50 for large) home to eat to your heart's content without needing to worry about your breath :P

El Jannah's: Granville
4-8 South St
Granville, NSW, 2142

Opening Hours
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 12:00 midnight
Sunday: 10:00am - 11:00pm

El Jannah on Urbanspoon

20 comments:

  1. Aww I love your new header! It's so cute and summery! :D

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  2. loving the new look! i need to visit the granville one, have only been to punchbowl and that was meh.

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  3. i am absolutely loving your new look!

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  4. Love the garlic sauce at El Jannah's! Goes so well with the chicken and pickles. I agree the chicken is a bit hit and miss. Guess that's the problem with mass production.

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    1. I love the combination of the flavours! Would be much better if the chicken was always cooked perfectly!

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  5. Dear Sherrie,

    Your new header looks good!!

    I'm not a fan of this place as I found it over-rated coz the chicken is dry and burnt.

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    1. Hehe thank you so much :D Yes unfortunately I did have the chicken once when it was pretty much almost burnt. At least I've had times when the chicken isn't bad. To be honest, I come back for the garlic sauce which I can easily get to take away and eat it with my own chicken :P

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  6. loving the new layout :D. i can never get sick of el jannahs especially their hot chips and garlic sauce!

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    1. Dipping the chips in the garlic sauce is amazing!!

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  7. Love the new header! And love El Jannah garlic sauce too!

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    1. I wish I had the recipe for the garlic sauce to make it myself at home!

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  8. awww i am loving your new look! really really really adorable! and man who cant' say no to garlic sauce!

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    1. Aw thanks Shanshan! And I know right! Huge fan of the pungent flavour of garlic :P

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  9. Nice header :D , I LOVE their GARLIC sauce and CHIPS!

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  10. I love the new look and header! Just beautiful :)
    This style of food is also a favourite of mine, I will have to check it out. YUM! Hopefully I jag the moist chicken ;)
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    1. Thanks Julie! That's too nice of you to say :) Fingers crossed that you get some good chicken that isn't dry to eat with the garlic sauce!

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