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Flavours of Syria @ Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok

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[HD video below] The Head Chef of the famous Al Halabi Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel in Damascus, Mr. Mohamad Helal and his Assistant Chef, Mr. Mohamad Moussa, are in Bangkok this month to show guests of the Four Seasons Hotel there what Syrian, and in particular Aleppean, cuisine is all about.

Every evening between 12 July and 23 July they serve up some of the most traditional dishes from Aleppo and other parts of Syria, at the Aqua Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok.

Guests can feast on an exotic array of delicacies like eggplant mutabal, cheese burak (filo pastry filled with haloumi cheese and mint), kebbeh mabroumeh (lamb kebab stuffed with pistachio), dajaj mahshi (grilled chicken stuffed with rice and vegetables), lahmet hanano (oven-baked lamb in tomato sauce), arman bl mozat (lamb leg and kebbeh in yogurt sauce) and much more.

The buffet also features live shwarma, charcoal grill stations and flavored shishas.

TravelNewsAsia.com took this opportunity to speak with the Head Chef, with translation kindly provided by Mr. Moussa. In the interview, which was filmed in the kitchens of the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok, we ask Chef Helal what Syrian food is all about, how Aleppean cuisine differs from that of Damascus, what types of food they will be serving in Bangkok, whether Makkadem is on the menu, how one should smoke a shisha and lots more, including how the Four Seasons Hotel in Damascus has been affected by the recent trouble.

HD Video Interview with Head Chef Mohamad Helal of Al Halabi Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel Damascus

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Note: Our apologies on the quality of the sound in the above interview.

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