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Massis Kabob – Arcadia

I’m not a big fan of mall food because they tend to be expensive sometimes, or just not very good. When I do eat in the mall, I’m very picky in terms of what foods I would agree to eat.I think what’s most important for me in terms of food is the appearance of it. I think there’s a saying out there, something about, you eat with your eyes…or something along those lines. Anyway! I feel like mall food doesn’t look all too appealing. However, I passed by this one place in the food court a few times, and it totally peaked my interest.

I had been craving kabobs ever since the last time I went with Justin to the place across from PCC. The food smelled really good as I walked on by the Massis Kabob stand. I really wanted to try it, so one day after class I stopped by at the mall on the way back home and ordered the cornish game hen.

It was a bit of a wait, because they cook it fresh on the fire grill. There were a few orders ahead of me, too. I was pleasantly surprised when I came home and opened the big box of food. It came out to be around $8 or $9, I don’t remember honestly. The cornish game hen had a nice char and smokey flavor to it, with some nice spices. The rice was fluffy and the grilled tomato was a nice touch as well. It was a LOT of food–definitely could last multiple meals.

I would definitely eat this again.

It’s nice to have middle eastern food in the mall.


❤ josie

Westfield Santa Anita Shopping Mall
400 S Baldwin Ave
Arcadia, CA 91007


Pasadena’s Heidar Babar

I went here for the first time with a classmate and ordered off of the lunch specials menu. We were seated right away and were given menus. The restaurant was not too busy at the time.

I ordered a chicken kabob off of the lunch specials menu, which was around $7-8. Initially when I ordered it, I was wondering whether the portions would be small, since it said the dish would come with only one kabob. Now in my mind, I was just picturing one of those satay sticks, small, and gone within a few bites. But I was extremely surprised when my food arrived.

The portions are huge! The lunch special came with one large kabob, rice, a grilled tomato, and a side salad. I’m a big eater, so when I found myself getting full half-way through the dish, I was really surprised. It wasn’t what I thought it’d be like.

The kabob was grilled nicely outside, and tender on the inside. It had a nice blend of spices, which was coupled well lemon juice.

I would definitely come back here again! The food was definitely worth the price.

Only downside to this place is the service. It was pretty slow, even on a weekday and when it wasn’t busy. I found myself getting up to flag down a waitress every now and then. Other than that, it was great.

❤ josie

1511 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106