Hummus, yoghurt, olives, potatoes, eggplant and pickled carrots served with flatbread
Roasted eggplant, yogurt, rice, almonds
Tomato rice, yogurt, eggplant, salad, almonds
Rice and vegetables (cannot remember what this was exactly)
Chickpea bake (sumac, almonds, yoghurt, chickpeas, crunchy pita crisps)
Rice and salad (cannot remember what this was exactly)
Turmeric rice, lentils
7 Vegetables with couscous
Fried doughnuts, coconut date balls, pistachio baklava
Whenever I used to think about Moroccan Soup Bar, I always thought about their chickpea bake. I had it for the first time a few years ago and I remember being blown away by how deliciously crunchy and creamy it was. I was seriously looking forward to sampling it again. The first thing I noticed about the chickpea bake this time around was was how oily it was. A lot of oil pooled on top of the yogurt and the pita crisps were also quite oily. I could only eat so much before I had to stop. Don’t get me wrong it’s still a nice dish, but I definitely did not enjoy it as much as I did previously.
A verbal menu is used here and this usually results in people choosing the easiest option which is a banquet. A $23 banquet includes dips, mains, dessert and coffee while a $28 banquet includes starters, dips, mains, dessert and coffee. We chose the $28 banquet which offered a good variety of dishes that were average to good, as well as extremely sweet desserts. The mint tea served reminded me of toothpaste while the coffee was nice and strong.
Service was average and the atmosphere was pleasant and homely. A few things to note: this place is closed on Mondays, bookings can only be made for 6 or more, and you need to bring your own containers if you order takeaway.
Moroccan Soup Bar
183 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North, VIC
(03) 9482 4240