MIZNON, MELBOURNE CBD: A 7 month old Israeli tapas-styled bar up on the vibrant street of Hardware Lane, Miznon is sure to become a popular hearty, Middle Eastern joint with drinks to spare and vibes to enjoy. We were treated to a wide range of dishes on their menu, as everything is quite small in portion and designed to share between. They cater to all eaters, with quality options for vegetarians, seafood-lovers and meat-lovers, offering a journey through the Middle East in all their dishes!
- Hraime (Spicy fish, tahini, chilli) – 17.0
- White Fish Tartare (Cucumber, Onion, Chilli, Tomato) – $15.0
- Ratatouille (Tahini, chilli and a hard boiled egg) – 13.0
- Sabich (Eggplant, tomato parfume, chilli, hard boiled egg) – 12.0
- Roast Beef (Tomato Seeds, Chilli, Black Pepper, Olive Oil) – $15.0
- Cabbage Cake (Sour Cream) – $11.0
- Minute Steak Pita (Tahini, Chilli, tomato, pickles, onions) – $19.0
- The Best Chocolate Mousse (Valrohna) – $9.0
The good fat: The stand-out would definitely be the Hraime, Cabbage Cake, and Minute Steak Pita. Hraime was a tender, juicy double portion of barramundi fin fillet, coated in a delicious, slightly spicy tomato based sauce and a dash of tahini on the side. The sauces were perfect in not obscuring the freshness of the fish, working as the perfect complement.
Cabbage Cake – who would’ve thought? We were thoroughly surprised by how tasty an unseeming piece of baked cabbage would be. Instead of a bitter, “cabbage-is-too-healthy” mentality, cabbage cake was quite life changing. It was so smooth and melt in your mouth – the texture was complemented by the freshness of the sourcream, and the unique juiciness from the buttery, charred juices that had run off from being baked then pan-fried. You really have to try it and see for yourself!
The pita bread here is a must – a cute, fluffy pocket of bread so light that it just melts in your mouth, with the slightest hint of natural sweetness but also soaking in the lovely sauces from the multitude of Middle Eastern fillings. The pickles, onions and tahini created a juicy, bursting-to-flavour pita bread, filled with tender, thin slices of steak.
The bad fat: The Sabich and Ratatouille were not outstanding, despite being such quintessential Middle Eastern delights. I found the chilli quite strong, and the tahini a bit runny and sour, not the slightly thickened, grounded sesame aroma that has made my mouth water on previous occasions. However – the egg plant was cooked to an amazingly tender consistency whilst still preserving its intrinsic moisture.
SHOULD YOU GET FAT HERE?
YES – Middle Eastern dining is quite rare in Melbourne, but Miznon is in the perfect location with the perfect atmosphere to make a real impact on the foodie trend here
CHECK OUT MIZNON HERE: https://www.miznonaustralia.com/
2wofatgirls would like to thank Miznon for the invitation to dine – these opinions are strictly unbiased and were influenced in no way by the collaboration