Authentic Israeli Food @ Miznon, Stanley Street
Singapore's first casual Israeli restaurant hailing from Tel Aviv, Israel has opened its doors in the heart of the Central Business District along Stanley Street. Miznon serves up Israeli street favourites with a modern twist and has 10 established outlets worldwide including major cities such as Melbourne, New York, and Paris.
Miznon has a vibrant and chic atmosphere, with a bustling open kitchen, and friendly service staff. Sit back, relax and enjoy Miznon's laid back, lively and warm vibes.
For diners having Israeli cuisine for the first time, I'd recommend ordering their signature Pita filled pockets for the ultimate Israeli experience. Head Chef Eyal Shani has come up with 11 types of meticulously crafted pita options packed with robust mediterranean flavours, ranging from meat to poultry, and vegetarian options. Furthermore, each pita combination captivates the essence of native Israeli cuisine, adapted to the local palate. I tried two of the pitas available.
Start your meal with a twist to the classic French dish, Ratatouille ($17). The meat-free dish comprises of hard-boiled eggs and a myriad of stewed root vegetables like eggplants, zucchini, tomatoes, carrots and onions. The vegetables are first air-fried to rid-off excess moisture, then baked in a tarty tomato sauce until creamy, and crowned with chilled tahini imported directly from Israel. It is then garnished with a dollop of housemade green chilli dressing for added heat.
Meat-lovers would not want to miss out on the Abu Kebab ($24), a mix of juicy lamb and beef meatballs made in-house. It is served with tangy salsa made in-house, pickles imported from Israel, and finished off with a generous drizzle of tahini, green chilli dressing, chopped onions and parsley.
The pita used here aren't like pitas I have tried elsewhere. Miznon uses a specially formulated pita dough that is made specifically in Israel and imported into Singapore – Miznon's pita yields a soft yet subtle chewy bite. It was nice and springy, not stale and dry despite being exposed to room temperature.
Another noteworthy dish to have is Miznon's Cauliflower Baby Flower ($16) – one of Miznon's well-known dishes is served whole using a specific type of Cauliflower species, and lightly seasoned with a precise amount of olive oil and sprinkle of sea salt. It is then roasted under high temperature to get a nice charred crust. This dish is so simple yet it is brimming with flavours. The combination of ingredients brings out the natural flavours of the cauliflower flawlessly, resulting in a subtly sweet taste with a hint of nutty flavour.
For those looking for a comforting, warm meal, you should opt for the Hraime ($26). A Barramundi fillet braised in a Moroccan-style stew with garlic, paprika, cumin, and harissa; which is fermented red chilli. The stew is served in a skillet straight from the oven with a side of pita, tahini, green chilli dressing, and cilantro.
Lastly, if you are a fan of beef, do not miss out on Miznon's irresistibly-soft and tender beef short ribs. The Intimate ($24) consists of short ribs that has been braised in a four-hour house-made root stew of celeriac and carrot. This dish is accompanied with the usual quartet of tahini, green chilli dressing, sweet onion, and zesty pickles.
Do note that Miznon will also be serving desserts soon. Currently, Miznon only accepts walk-ins for lunch time, but they do take reservations for dinner.
6 Stanley St, #01-01, Singapore 068725
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11am to 11pm
Seating Capacity: 42 seats
Reservation Number: +65 6223 0716
Reservation Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservation Platform: www.miznonsingapore.com/reservation/