Popular Arabian restaurant is opening new location in Milton

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Published June 11, 2023 at 7:02 pm

If you’re looking to indulge in plates of spicy slow-cooked foods such as lentil soups with a side salad and maybe finish off with a sweet dessert— then this restaurant might be worth checking out.

Mandi Afandi restaurant which specializes in “mandi,” a Yemeni dish that is made up of rice and roasted meats is coming soon to Milton.

Some menu options include roasted or grilled lamb served over a bed of rice that has been cooked in traditional spices.

The Madfoon chicken is an Emirati delicacy, where the meat is prepared in specialty oven where it falls off the bone.

Fish is also an option with their Sayadiyah dish. You have a choice between Sea Bream or Butterfish, which has been marinated in house spices and either pan fried or grilled.

You might want to pair the rice or bread with their Moussaka which is a velvety eggplant stewed in garlic, onions, and tomatoes.

The Bamyeh — a hearty okra stew cooked with tomato, garlic, and onions is also a dippable favourite.

Along with family platters that can serve up to six or more people, there are mixed platters available that come with a selection of the different meats on top of rice—for those who want to try a little bit of everything.

For dessert the restaurant offers Masoob – which is a banana and bread pudding topped with cream, raisins, and nuts.

The restaurant emphasizes that customers should not miss out on their Qahwa (coffee) and dates, while they wait for their meal.

Although signage and construction of the Milton storefront are underway no official grand opening has been set.

Currently, the restaurant has a Mississauga location on 5120 Dixie Rd and the food has received a lot of positive reviews.

“It has a nice atmosphere inside. Reminds me of my days in the middle east,” wrote one reviewer.

Another raved about how succulent the dishes were, “I was just amazed how juicy and so well cooked the chicken and lamb pieces were!”

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