When we were told that we were going to have the best charcoal chicken in the world, I must admit that I was just a little bit skeptical. So was Sean, but as we were hungry, out of ideas, and this was very near home, we decided that it was worth a shot.

And we were not dissappointed at all!


The meat plate that we ordered was really nicely spiced and well cooked, but what really impressed me was the pickles!!


MM the pickles. It’s saltier and more sour than I’m used to, but it is gorgeously so. I kind of feel like one of those kids who taste lemon for the first time, but you keep wanting to eat them!! It really cut through all the meatiness and added an awesome crunch to every mouthful.

And who can forget the chicken at a charcoal chicken restaurant!


It may not look like much, but I love the blend of spices and the juicy smokiness. I’m a thigh meat kind of girl, and this did not disappoint! Sean and I were fighting over the crispy skin. YUM.

Every eat-in meal comes with Lebanese bread, individually packed.


AND this HEAVENLY garlic sauce. If nothing else, I’d buy heaps of this garlic sauce. I heard that it freezes well too! Great for a party, this creamy mayo-based garlicky goodness is absolutely addictive! I would bet that the mayo is homemade – there just that extra something about that amazing mouth feel.


There are takeaway options also available, but you have to order the pickles, sauce and bread extra. Whatever you might decide, I would certainly recommend giving this smoky joint a shot – your tummy will thank you. =)

We ate at:
El Jannah
4 – 8 South Street
Granville NSW 2142
(02) 9637 0977

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  1. MissPiggy June 8, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Ooo, El Jannah’s, you’ve made living in the West all the more bearable. I love you so…your purple pickles and vampire killing garlic dip. LOVE!

  2. muppy June 8, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Wow this looks really good, making me hungry and its not even 9am 🙂

  3. lateraleating June 8, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    I think that chicken justifies a trip to Granville.

  4. wendy @ Obesebaby June 8, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Hey dear! I thought Frango chicken was the best charcoal chicken maybe I need to try this one and compare 🙂 BTW the ouffer.com.au deal of Frango chicken is still on

  5. Tina@foodboozeshoes June 9, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Love the vibrant pickles. Okies – working out a day trip to Granville now… 🙂

  6. chocolatesuze June 9, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    hehe el jannah is just too freaking addictive and i always have to order extra garlic sauce to take home!


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