Healthy Restaurant review - Lamb curry - Maroush
Yes it is that time again for another restaurant review, this time I was at Maroush in Edgware Road, W1. It does Lebanese based cuisines, and as I heard great reviews I thought I would go there to check this out. When I arrived there was a long que, as expected. As I was waiting I thought I would look at the venue. The place was quite small, it only holds about 8 tables, each table takes up to 5 people. The rest of the space was a kitchen allocated for takeaways, and this is visible. There were various delivery drivers waiting for the orders to be ready, to be delivered to people's doors. There was also a downstairs section, but this was for the washroom only. After around 15 minutes of waiting, our tables were ready. On menu there was a choice if the meal was to be done in a burrito or on a plate. I chose to have this on a plate, as I thought there would be more food. I was really hungry that time and was determined to eat as much food as possible! That then led to my decision to choose the lamb curry with brown rice, and salad. Lamb has a range of nutritional benefits, including Zinc and vitamin B 12. Zinc helps to make new cells and enzymes, but it also helps to improve our immune system. Vitamin B-12 works with the mineral Iron to form red blood cells, to assist with reducing tiredness and fatigue. It has a great source of Iron, which produces red blood cells for the body. This is especially important for women to ensure there is enough iron, due to the monthly menstrual cycle. Meat is one of the best sources of iron, including lamb. Of course there are other great alternatives for vegetarians and vegans including green vegetables. Kale is one of the best sources, as this not only contains Iron but also vitamin A. Vitamin A has great benefits including preventing night blindness, reducing fatigue, as well as improving the immune system.
Going back to the curry meal it can be seen from the picture that I had brown rice with kidney beans. The brown rice and beans combined is I think a great combination, as this has great nutritional benefits. The kidney beans contains a portion of the recommended five a day for fruit and vegetables, kidney beans also contains fibre, which is great for reducing LDL Cholesterol, (Low density lipoproteins) and raising HDL (High Density Lipoproteins) cholesterol, increasing bowel movement, and finally it is low in saturated fat. It is a great source of fibre, which is in comparison to white rice, is a better choice. This is because brown has all the grain and germ contained, white rice on the other hand is removed during the process, so brown rice contains more fibre than white rice. Brown rice has magnesium and calcium. Calcium helps to improve bone strength, and magnesium, which helps to reduce fatigue, improve the immune system.
The meal tasted great, the lamb was so soft, it was not so chewy, and was easy to consume which helped to taste all of the favours that was within this. As stated on the picture I had a can of coke , and it was the full sugar coke, I do not drink coke zero, or sugar alternatives, as I do not like the taste of this. I only have coke occasionally , as they are full of sugar, I have explained the issues with consuming excess sugar in my previous posts, so this was just a treat for once, However this is something I thoroughly enjoy once in a while.
I would recommend Maroush, the customer service was great, food tasted good, and the weather was great outside, what more can you ask for?
Further details on the restaurant can be found on this link: Maroush