Ocean Basket in Jeddah – a review

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EATING is one of the common denominator we have in our group of friends. We enjoyed walking and at the same time we also enjoyed eating. Which one is more enjoyable? hmmm…I guess it’s the company that counts rather than the activities ๐Ÿ™‚

We celebrated my friends’ 59th birthday at Ocean Basket in Khaledeyyah Business Centre at Sultan Street Jeddah. I thought it was a Chinese restaurant but after searching it from the web, I learned it’s a South African chain famous for fish and chips. We got interested and tried it last night.

The place is cozy in a relaxed atmosphere. The staffs are mostly Filipinos and very friendly.IMG_4683

Starter dish, oh I forgot to get the price list anyhow..this is good news, if you have Qitaff points from STC, this restaurant accepts and we were able to get a discount of SR 148.00. What a treat!

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Main dishes …a seafood platter, a choice of either fried or grilled. Yummy and fresh! We love it!

side dishes sushi and sashimi

Of course, they entertained us with birthday lava cake with the singing waiters at the background ๐Ÿ™‚ …What a great way to celebrate!

after dinner, we went to have coffee and ice cream, I told you so ..WE LOVE TO EAT ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Birthday ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheers,

Jamilamimi

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Harmony

“Happiness is when what you think,what you say, and what you do are in harmony”

– Mahatma Gandhi

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Even it means waking up at 4:30 in the morning just to be with your best friends, breaking a week of stress related at work, watching the sun rise at south red sea and looking at the shipwreck wondering what’s the history behind the incident.The laughters, the simple joy of having breakfast together, the touch of the sea breeze and soft waves on my feet, the look at my friends’ daughters faces..their smile and excitement ,all of these are in harmony to what we all feel…homesickness…

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Shipwreck near Al Qatan Shoaiba (South of Jeddah Red Sea)

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<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/harmony/”>Harmony</a>

Cheers,

Jamilamimi

Su:ra- Korean Fine Dining, Jeddah KSA – a review

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This restaurant opened four months ago in AL Rhawda square and I heard a good review about it, so I was excited and curious to know what it has to offer.

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I thought the name “sura” was related to arabic word meaning “fast” but I was wrong..of course! it’s Korean lol! why would they name the restaurant with arabic name? ๐Ÿ™‚

The restaurant has a unique design, for the family section you can choose to sit in a traditional Korean table or a regular restaurant table.

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We were asked to remove our shoes before getting into Chabudai table (I thought only Japanese used this?),ladies..beware..the stones under the tables are cold, it is better to wear stockings or socks.

I am not so familiar with Korean cuisine, I only knew about barbecue and my Chef Kevin’s favourite side dish, Kimchi! And so we decided to order the Su:ra full course “SOO” and ย “HEE“, It’s probably about HE and SHE ๐Ÿ™‚ full course. The course cost 200-250SR per person ,drinks not included. And while waiting, root tea and apple chips were served.

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The first course on the set is Porridge and vegetable salad. Nothing special, just simple to taste.

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Gujeolpan – platter of nine delicacies( doesn’t look like in their menu photo). The waiter told us, the two sets were combined. Huh! the picture in the menu is always appetizing and a lot more! ย The small white thin wrap taste like radish, I wonder ..oh what a big round radish it is! I like the sauce and the taste somewhat tangy and sweet combination.

Soegogi Chapssal-Mari – beef roll with glutinous rice. too small for a company of three ๐Ÿ™‚

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Mun-eo Samsap – parboiled Octopus and steamed beef slice serve with seasoned radish

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Samsaek Jeon-Yu-Hwa pan-fried delicacies. it’s a combination of zucchini,egg,kimchi and crabmeat. I like the sauce better than the delicacies!

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Jangeo Gui -grilled Eel

Sura Tangsu – deep fried mushroom and beef with sweet and sour sauce. I love the mushroom, so delicious!

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Soegogi ย Japchae – stir -fried Glass Noodle with beef and vegetable. This is sweet noodle for me. I love the Mi-Goring of Indonesia better ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sura Galbi jjim – braised beef short ribs

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Sura Hwa Bulgogi -charcoal fire grilled Bulgogi

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oh yes, there’s a stone underneath the beef.

Soup with 5 side dishes.

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and we ordered an extra soup with 5 dishes, just for comparison. I didn’t like any one of them.

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The dessert with raspberry drink.

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In the menu, there should be sherbet included with the course, but we didn’t bothered to ask why it was not serve. I would say the experience is definitely different , the place is clean and cool but my palate was not so pleased with the menu. I think the price is a bit expensive too. Would I come back? Maybe, if my friends would love to try the restaurant but most probably I would advise to order A la Carte, instead of the full course.Though the portion is good for dieters , the Eel and the beef is so fatty for my taste. I certainly would love to try the hot pot and barbecue just to have the experience ๐Ÿ™‚ And who knows? maybe this time, I will like it.

Cheers,

Jamilamimi

The restaurant opens on Friday at 2pm. It is located at AR Rhawda square,Al Rhawdah Dist, Jeddah KSA.

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