Sunday, January 28, 2007

Deesan of Al-Khums

Away from Tripoli going east, surviving the battered coastal road you arrive to the city of Al-khums, the first entrance to the city is called Tripoli road entrance. As you make the left turn(with extreme caution), you will see a hotel called Al-Hasanein. It is on your right as you complete the turn, drive down Tripoli road all the way till you see a green building on your right ( A newly built school), across the street from the green school building would be DEESAN... woo, wish they implement address systems in Libya :-)

The restaurant occupies two floors, upper floor for families. Simply decorated but comfortable with large windows that are ready to slide if weather permits. Upper floor is more comfy, clean restrooms and decent service complemented by delcious food. The owners are from Turkey and they sure know what they are doing, it is relatively new and has a mid to high price range.

They make their own dough and have stone oven, so that is a bonus, nun bread is a must, chicken Shawerma (Gyros), chicken shish kebab, beef screws cooked in ovens with juicy tomatoes dripping delicious taste on every bite.
The most interesting dish I had there was the Lahm-Majun, it is a Turkish specialty made of thin dough open flat, furnished with ground meat mixed with spices that are almost sweet on the palate, highly recommended ;-)
Soups (lentil), salads (variety), Shish kebabs, Sandwiches(rolls), specialty salads, Shawerma (Gyros), sweets and all sorts of drinks are available.
And by the way, the waiters are extremely polite and speak multiple languages
So if you make it to Liptis -Magna feed your eyes at the ruins, and feed your eyes & tummy at Deesan.

Enjoy and Welcome to Libya