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Ramzan Special - Zaitoon Iftar Box

It's Ramzan again!!! Last year, I had written that the Zaitoon had this wonderful Iftar box - priced at Rs 225 or so, I thought it was the best available Iftar combo in town! So this year, I started, after the first few at home, with Zaitoon Iftar Kit. The price is up, it cost me Rs 350 this year and I thought it was alright!

Landed home and dove straight into the Haleem and it was super yumm! They have really got their Haleem right and it was gone in a few seconds. And then I took a spoon of the Biriyani and almost spat it out - it was dry, flavourless and generally very bad. I then had their Lukmi samosa - first bite was full of patty and no filling, second bite had wee bit of filling, and the last bite had none - it was a complete disappointment.  Next was the chicken kebab (a 65 type kebab) which was nice and juicy and quite flavourful! Then the schwarma - pathetic is the word, so I am not going to say anything more about it. The chicken gravy was alright and the quantity was just right for the chapati provided and the box also had a small bottle of water, some cut fruits and a lemon drink.

In theory, this could have been a perfect Iftar box - in fact last year it was. This year, this is no value for money at all. I don't know if I got a bad box, but this is unlikely. I plan to go back to Zaitoon and get a box of Haleem, but nothing more.

Till the next Iftar I get to eat out - Ramadhan Mubarak to you all. Those who are not fasting will love the seasonal foods that Ramzan brings so it is Mubarak to all!!!


  1. is this iftar box sold only to Muslims who are fasting? I'm not a Muslim but I would like to have this and what time is it avl at zaitoon in anna nagar.

  2. Thanks Adil.

    Ganesh - It is available to everyone between 430 and 7.

  3. Thx for ur reply. Seems there is a new Zaitoon Restaurant opened neat Express Avenue.