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New Omani restaurant set to open on 18th November Street

7 Aug 2022 By ANIRBAN RAY

Muscat – A new restaurant serving over 30 Omani dishes is set to open on 18th November Street.

At the soft opening of Agah Kitchen on Thursday, it laid out a selection of Omani preparations from its menu for more than 50 guests, including food vloggers and food critics.

Among the dishes served were three varieties ouzi – lamb, beef and seafood – which became the main attraction of the evening.

The meat, shrimp, crab and fish in the dishes served in the restaurant will be locally sourced to maintain quality and freshness. The meat, marinated in rose water and saffron, was tender. All three ouzis were garnished with roasted nuts and raisins stuffed in freshly cut pineapple.

Addressing guests, Majeed Agah, owner and chef of the restaurant, said, “Omani food has been restricted to family gatherings. The cuisine of Oman needs more outlets. Here at Agah Kitchen, we aim to serve the best Omani dishes. Though we want to stick to original flavours, for the future we are open to fusion dishes.”

Scheduled to open soon with 35 Omani dishes on its menu, the restaurant has been offering home-delivery. It will also have a bakery section where Omani women will be engaged to bake items. The restaurant has three pits for shuwa, each big enough to cook eight goats.

Co-owner Mohammad al Kathiri informed that the restaurant has a team of five chefs headed by Agah, who creates his own mix of spices.

Agah learnt many of the dishes on the menu from his mother and has been passionate about cooking from a very early age. He has been instrumental in creating special spices and ideas for several Omani dishes.

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