Jeleep Restaurant – Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

I had tried visiting @jeleep in their Dammam branch before but got turned away since they didn’t allow singles. It was a humiliating experience and I decided the place was not for me. But recently they opened up a branch in Khobar and I decided it was time to see if anything had changed since the episode in Dammam.

Thankfully it wasn’t going to be a repeat, so @nikhilprakash1 and I found a good spot and sat down to order for their iPad menu. The interiors are simple and well lit and the seats comfortable.
I went for the “Jareesh” (SR. 42) while Nikhil ordered the “Tahini Kofta” (SR. 40) from their Main Course. I was split between the Jareesh and Seafood but decided against the latter.

The “Jareesh – جريش” as I found out much later, is a traditional Arabian dish but I am getting conflicting evidence as to its origin. The dish was astounding!
A creamy rice/crushed wheat congee slow cooked with ghee and other spices and topped with oven baked chicken and caramelised onions. The soft chicken and the porridge combination was really wonderful but a bit heavy on the tummy. I would also recommend they debone the chicken.

The “Tahini Kofta” was just as good and came with a small portion of rice on the side. It was creamy and fused well with the meatballs and didn’t really need the rice.
Well, the wait was worth it!

Written by Food with Shayne

I am a Food Blogger / Photographer based in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia with a passion for food. I review local eateries from all over Saudi Arabia and on occasion, I travel for food. Follow me on my food journey as I eat, take pictures and write about the best of food from around the world. Welcome to "Food with Shayne".

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