Al Yasmine Snack was my first encounter at an Algerian restaurant. Here I understood it all and knew that I was up for a treat in the next upcoming days. Even though it is called a 'Snack', it doesn't have the level of service of a five stars hotel. Lunch started with four pieces of bread and the table setup enough for a pool restaurant.
The menu sections:
- Meat and poultry
- Meat on the grill
- Side Orders
- Salty crepes
- Les Fougasses
- The salted
- Ice Cream
- Hot beverages
- The mozzarella is not fresh, hard and has a yellow color. This kind of cheap cheese doesn't fit in a salad and doesn't blend well with fresh tomatoes. More so, the tomato slices are too thick for the cheese that comes with it. A stingy and unappetizing plate. I clearly asked the waiter:"Does this plate contain garlic?". No, of course not he replied. Yet, covering the tomatoes is a pesto sauce that smelled garlic a kilometer away. He had to change it without any apology
- The tuna cake is a good idea even though the lettuce that comes with it doesn't help it to be a fine plate. A tuna mix layered between some tomato slices is a nice salad to have. Olive paste decorates the plate and works as a seasoning agent
- The 30cm Napolitaine Pizza is more of trampoline. Thick, spongy and unappetizing. The dough is covered with low quality melting cheese and a hint of tomato sauce. The best part are those huge olives kept with their seeds. Be aware of the trap.
What I didn't like:
- The credit card machine was not working or to say it bluntly, they prefer cash
- Plastic cups are used
- The knives don't even come close to cutting
- The service is really bad. Not any pers0n can become a waiter. Please have the minimum training or know how. Google can help!
- The food is simply bad like the hotel's breakfast and their room service
What I loved:
- The pool ambiance is just great. Having a drink is the best thing to do
- Their black olives are great. Matured and soft with a strong color full of taste and aromas
I left lunch hungry. I waited for next culinary experience at dinner - Bab E Sham didn't make things easier on me.