02 March 2011
El Jannah Charcoal Chicken ~ Lebanese - Granville
We join the hoards of charcoal chicken and garlic sauce junkies at El Jannah in Granville.
We visit El Jannah Charcoal Chicken with Missy Piggy. Miss Piggy has been an El Jannah addict for years and is happy to show us the ropes for a taste. El Jannah is packed on Wednesday night, though we find a table quite easily, and the queue to order moves fast.
Whole chicken - $19.50. It comes with bread, pickled veggies and garlic sauce. We're usually not excited by a cooked chook but this is amazing: juicy on the inside with a lightly charcoal blackened crunchy skin.
One dunk of my chook into the garlic sauce and I can see why El Jannah is famous - this is 'wow' food. The garlic flavour is intense,the perfect partner for the chicken.
Lebanese bread - gratis with whole chicken.
Alison's eyes pop out when she sees the pickled turnip and cucumber.
The falafels are gorgeous, crunchy on the outside, light and fluffy in the middle. I can't get enough of the tahini dipping sauce. Alison reckons the falafels at Hajizi's in Arncliffe are better, a tough call, I'd have to sit on the fence with that one.
El Jannah Take Away Menu - Click to Enlarge
El Jannah Eat In Menu - Click To Enlarge
We're planning to come back soon to try the rolls, the minced lamb one has my name on it. Also a whole chook is only $10 takeway (with no extras), that's cheaper than Woolies folks.
El Jannah is at 4-6 South Street Granville, opposite the train station. Phone (02) 9637 0977. Open 7 days 10am-11pm.
If lost just follow your nose, you can smell the charcoal goodness a block away. You can even see the smoke it during the day...
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