Down on Rainbow street, the nightlife sector of Amman, is a place called Q. The letter probably stands for the owner's family name or he may have been inspired by a James Bond movie. Anyway, we came here because Q is said to serve Jordan's first Camel meat burger as well as Camel meat Kebab. Of course, I was so curious!
Q is a pub/restaurant with an open glass facade and another seating area up on the first floor. A long bar, hundreds of books used as decorative items, souvenir items for sale and t-shirts, when worn, makes you a proud camel eater.
A pizza oven, lounge music, alcohol served on the first floor, the menu includes soups, salads, appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, potatoes, pizza, main course, desserts and drinks. Torn into pieces I managed to choose a couple of interesting things to try.
Parmesan chips, camel burger, oriental camel kofta and salmon tabbouleh.
Food is served, looking good and beautifully presented:
- Parmesan chips served on a square plate with kiwi and sliced apples. Slices of crispy Parmesan presented like a flower and served with honey dip. Salty crunchy Parmesan chips I liked.
- Salmon tabbouleh: Salmon has a weird fishy smell showing its average quality, wrapped around tabbouleh that needs lemon and more olive oil, the parsley are thick and hard to chew lacking freshness and lightness. That's a no! This plate needs to be revised.
- Yes, I'm happy I tried it. Camel meat burger served with a bowl of grilled onions and tomatoes, coleslaw, ketchup and yogurt. Tender fries topped with paprika and garlic powder. A burger that doesn't look too appetizing but wait until you've tried it. Well done, the meat isn't dry, juicy and neat, it doesn't chew and doesn't squeak under the teeth. Can you please cook it less! I didn't feel anything exceptional about it but it's correct and good. Lovely cabbage salad. I would change the bun though, it doesn't look appetizing.
- Camel kebab was amazing. It's the tahina sauce and the sliced potatoes of this Djeij served in a metallic tray. I loved the lemon and flavor of the sauce. Juicy kebab fingers, thinly sliced potatoes with an enjoyable crunch and the tahina sauce. I'll try to redo at home. Kafta with the fat, yummy.
- Salmon and hazelnut, a mouth-watering plate served with potato cubes and broccoli on a bed of tomatoes. It would have been better if the salmon was cooked less. They should learn to not overcook some dishes.
Good food is served at Q.