There's one place in General Santos City which gives you pure Mediterranean cuisine delight. Just one. From beef and chicken kofta, the awesome cigarette borek, broccoli with cheesy tahini, to the delectable babba ganoush, hummus, kimma and tzatziki. They are all being pronounced awkwardly what with their origin. It all sounded so unfamiliar to all of us, but the taste has definitely glued me to my seat, eating all of them with gusto.
The place is far away from the city limits, but not too far away from civilization. Straight towards Mabuhay Road and look for LC5 Resort, you will finally be brought to a place where Mount Matutum smiles at you.
A large house welcomes you with its Mediterranean ambiance, nice furniture and fixtures, and the organized garden which secretly boasts of spice plants.
I will leave you with the pictures of the food we were served, so drool baby, drool!
The Old South Mediterranean Cuisine
Sultan’s Rice is buttered rice with raisins, cashew nuts and saffron threads.
Koftas are grilled ground meat mixed and marinated with Middle Eastern spices.
Yogurt with cheese, this one's a bland one and most perfect for your pita bread
with their oh-so-hot hot sauce.
Pasta! Love this! Some diced bell peppers are good to crunch your teeth into.
Porterhouse steak, large piece,
yummy and juice despite the dry look, a grease-less encounter with steak.
Lamb chops, swell and good, showered with spices but not that hot.
Very well cooked as good as chicken, sarap to the bones!
Cigarette Borek is Labneh Makbus wrapped into spring roll sheets and then fried to perfection. Labneh Makbus is a soft cheese ball made from yogurt.
Dates! Desserts! Sweets from the Middle East.
Full and satisfied bloggers
And of course, we smoked hookah! My first try at it, and it's good, nicotine-free!
The Old South Mediterranean Cuisine is open Mondays to Sundays. They offer lunch from 11-2 on weekdays, while opens from 6-11pm on weekends. Watch out for lots of promos including their different promos. Automatic 15% discount when eating with kids and if with a senior citizen. And 15% discount for students!
What's more? There's wifi! And you can call to the US and Canada for free!