Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Subway's Moroccan Menu


A thank you to Jasmine Jabbour from Hill and Knowlton Strategies for inviting me to take part in the launch of Subway's new Moroccan menu including the Moroccan Lamb and Mint Yoghurt dressing sub. Winter is here so it is time to find your snuggle buddy and feed on winter treats aka comfort food.

Belly Dancing at the launch of Subway's new Moroccan menu
Subway's Moroccan Lamb with Mint Yoghurt dressing 'is made with New Zealand lamb marinated in enticing Moroccan spices. It promises to deliver a punch of sultry new flavours to satisfy your cravings'. 

Subway's Moroccan Lamb with Mint Yoghurt dressing
Credit for the photo goes to Subway and HK Strategies
The challenge of the night was given to the chef at Moroccan Feast in Randwick to cook up a three course dinner using Subway's new Moroccan ingredients. I haven't had a chance to try out the sub itself so it would be interesting to see how it compares.

Left: M'rocca and SUBlime Peach cocktails
Right: dips including roasted aubergine with home made ailo and slow-roasted Matbouha
Left: More dips including cooked green olives in tomato and chilli jam
Right: White bread from Subway
One of the popular items of the night was the bread. If you haven't guessed it by now, the bread itself was from Subway themselves (admittedly, it took me a few moments to realise - you can't have a sub without bread! duh!). It was so good because it was so warm and fluffy on the inside! I had issues with the bread because I couldn't stop eating it. On one hand, I was trying to save stomach space for the remainder of the courses but on the other, I was in carb heaven especially I smeared the dip all over.

Cigars with Moroccan lamb drizzled in mint yoghurt dressing
Moroccan lamb meatballs and aubergine tagine
Moroccan style Barramundi fillet with chickpeas
Left: Mixed herbs and rocket with hazelnuts and citrus vinigarette
Right: Shredded red cabbage, grilled haloumi, pomegranate and coriander
The cigars and the lamb meatballs were also quite popular in the night. The lamb used in these cigars is the same meat that are is in Subway's Moroccan Sub. It had a lot of Moroccan spices mixed into the lamb, although it wasn't overly strong as what I thought it had been. The yoghurt mint dressing was smoothing (and quite minty) which helped balanced out the spices of the lamb.

To me, the lamb wasn't as heavy as I thought it would of been though then again, I personally quite like lamb in general as some may disagree. Unfortunately Subway doesn't have every single vegetable on their menu as some grilled capsicum and onions would have been a great accompaniment for the Moroccan lamb. Perhaps you could request for your capsicum to be toasted along with your bread? Worth a try maybe? 

Left: Figs, grapes and Silan
Right: Pistachio ice cream with crushed cookies
By this stage, I felt like my stomach was going to explode from all that good food but since can one say no to dessert? Especially when you chuck in Subway's cookies! If I could make cookies as good as Subway, I would be baking non-stop so I could have x amounts each day! A proper winter treat from Subway would most definitely have to include (at least) one of their famous cookies - who is with me?

Goodies bag: Moroccan salt /pepper shakers, T2 Fruit Blush tea, Harissa Cap Bon Tucal & a Fluer de Lys discount voucher
These subs were released on Monday this week and are only available for a limited time, so you should hurry in store to avoid disappointment if you are keen to try them out!

Gotta go eat!!

4 comments:

  1. Pretty impressed with what they made out of the moroccan sub ingredients! Sure looks like it tasted good!!

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  2. Don't you love the swag?? I love me some gift bags. And how tasty is that tea???

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  3. I haven't tried my tea yet. But I see you got a different flavour from me! I got given 'botanica'

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  4. oh those salt and pepper shakers are so cute!

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