I reckon it’s always best to share food so that you can taste a bit of everything. The Prophet’s menu subscribes to this view of the world because you’ll want to try as many dishes as possible, but the food is generally quite heavy!
Loved the free warm pita bread and deliciously creamy garlic labne (strained yoghurt). The salty sour pickles were awesome too!
We started with bread and dips, which filled me up really quickly. I had to exercise great self-restraint because it was sooo satisfying to mop up the thick creamy hommos (chickpea dip) with the bread.
Baba ghanouj ($12)
I happily stuffed my face with more bread and baba ghanouj (eggplant dip) which had a wonderfully smoky flavour. Both the dips were really delish!
Falafel (6 balls for $14)
Generally speaking, I have real issues with vegetarian food (why eat plants when you can eat meat??). Falafel balls are a mixture of chick peas and beans, which sounds seriously unexciting. We were blown away by how awesome these tasted. The outside was crumbed and crunchy, while the inside was a smooth delicious creamy mush. Mmmmm! Would defs order this dish again.
Ladies fingers ($20 for 3)
The so-called ladies fingers look like huge spring rolls, but they’re made with crackly filo pastry. I found the mixture of lamb, pine nuts, and herbs to be a little unusual. Probably my least favourite dish of the night and it was too heavy for me to finish my serving. However, the menu helpfully lists the price for additional single servings which made it easy to order for our group of 5 people!
Lebanese sausage ($17)
The Lebanese sausages were served in an oily mixture which was a little spicy and also tangy from lemon juice. I usually prefer juicy sausages (heh) so I found these ones too lean for my liking. Next time I visit this restaurant, I’ll make sure to order a kebab or something similar with chunks of meat.
Fool beans ($16)
It was the name of this dish that first captured our hearts and minds. We actually really enjoyed the broad beans in a tangy, lemony sauce. The best approach is to scoop up the beans with the soft pita bread - yum!
Chicken livers ($19)
My first experience of chicken livers at Jun restaurant didn’t leave me super keen to try them again. I just can’t get over the soft texture and strange taste of chicken livers, so this dish didn’t impress me. A couple of friends quite enjoyed this dish but I think you need to be mentally prepared for it…
The Prophet offers dessert servings that are excellent value and perfect sizes for one person to enjoy. One dining companion ventured off-the-beaten path and enjoyed the incredibly sweet halva. This dessert reminds me of nougat except that it crumbles like the middle of a Malteser. Yum!
A couple of us ordered baklava which arrives as a deceptively small square. Trust me, you won’t need another bite! The layers of filo pastry and crushed nuts are sticky from sugary syrup. Delicious and decadent.
Our meal cost around $27 each, which seems reasonable considering how completely stuffed we were. Service was friendly and generally quite attentive. We waited a little longer for service than indoor tables, but it was nothing to complain about! The waitresses frequently bring carafs of water to the table without needing to be asked. My only gripe is that the water glasses are tiny…
Likes: yummy pita bread and dips, amazing falafel, tasty cheap desserts
Dislikes: the taste and texture of chicken liver :P
Value for money: decent
Overall: the heavy food leaves you full and happy, would defs visit again
907 Albany Hwy
East Victoria Park WA
(08) 9361 1101