At some point in the last few years all my friends in Sydney became obsessed with charcoal chicken, in particular El Janneh. I have been there twice now, and it’s tasty chicken. But it’s also just chicken.
By the time we got to El Sweetie for dessert we were pretty full. It’s this huge empty feeling space with baby cake designs lining the window and Lebanese sweets packed up against the counter. We asked the waitress for recommendations and we ended up with a pistachio maamoul and a znoud el sett. Both came with this creamy cheese which is apparently quite common in Arabic desserts but doesn’t quite taste like cheese. I think the baklava is still my favourite.