Next time you're heading to Houhai, don't forget to stop at
Casablanca for a
scrumptious meal that won't rob you like other restaurants in the
The dim lighting and plush sofas make the place great for a
drink or dinner date. We started with a healthy plate of Greek
salad (RMB 25) with generous chunks of feta, bell peppers, onions,
and tomatoes, dressed in basil vinaigrette.
Although their chef has worked for many years at a popular
Middle Eastern restaurant in Sanlitun, their menu has been altered
to cater to Chinese tastes.
Still, Arabian chicken curry (RMB 30) will please the palate of
any diner. However, we were hoping for couscous rather than white
Our meal ended with the delectable deep-fried banana with two
scoops of gelato (RMB 38), which tickled our taste buds with a
contrast of taste, textures and temperature.
(That's Beijing by Jessica Wang January 4, 2008)