Monday, 6 August 2012


Spectacular is a word I don't throw around lightly, but this is one of those rare instances where it's almost an understatement. Meeka Restaurant, tucked away on a quiet Subi corner, is a Perth 'must-try'. I'm almost annoyed at myself for not having found it sooner!
Meeka have really nailed their niche, and there was nothing on the Saturday evening we dined there that that could fault the experience. Like, at all. The food is a Middle Eastern/Moroccan-Australian fusion, with a section of the menu devoted to tajines - spice enriched stews. The menu is quite diverse but we finally settled on the stuffed dates and duck pastries to start, before moving on to baked eggplant and a lamb tajine for mains.
Everything was presented beautifully and executed with finesse. Patterned crockery and ceramic tajines were a nice flourish, without that kitschy/contrived feeling you sometimes get at 'themed' establishments.

Dates stuffed with cheese and almonds
Duck pastries
Tajine vessel
Baked eggplant stuffed with cheese, nuts and prunes

I have to compliment the staff on the service - it was attentive and helpful but not overbearing. The eggplant was cooked to perfection - I love eggplant and the balance of the creamy house-made cheese and candied walnuts was delectable. It's obvious that someone has put a lot of thought and consideration into every menu item.
Even at restaurants normally I skip dessert, but so far highly impressed, decided to give Meeka the benefit of the doubt..

We were not disappointed.

Turkish delight stuffed doughnuts - pistchio ice cream - fairy floss
Dark chocolate mulberry tart with a gold leaf garnish
Meeka seems like a great place to go with friends and share a few plates/tajines - enough variety here to satisfy customers of all palates, from the cautious to the intrepid. There's even a glossary in the menu to help patrons decipher traditional ingredients like za'tar and kataifi.

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1 comment:

  1. I am plannning to feature your blog soon on another blog! is that ok?