Hammam Tearoom Opens at Publika Shopping Gallery
After eight years of operating in the spa business, the owners of Hammam Spa have finally opened Hammam Tearoom at Publika to complement Hammam Spa: to complete the customer experience for the Hammam spa customer who can finish a decadent pampering session with a leisurely authentic Moroccan meal. Hammam Tearoom also aims to introduce a high quality of authentic Moroccan cuisine to Malaysians.
They engaged Kam Kah Zen and Bertrand Lai to design Hammam Tearoom. The design concept highlights the various spaces within a traditional Moroccan riad (courtyard house): the courtyard section which has open folding doors, the living room section which resembles traditional Moroccan living rooms and the terrace section with typical lemon wood furniture. The bar is an actual replica of a traditional herbal tea stall that can be found in Djem elfna, the largest marketplace is Marakesh.
The unique and colourful surroundings set the stage for the exotic cuisine from Morocco which has an equally colourful origin given its diverse influences from Africa, Arabia and the Mediterranean. Dishes such as Tagines, Pastilla, Tangia and Cous Cous distinguish Moroccan cuisine from typical middle eastern cuisine. Spices and preserved lemons are also subtly blended to enhance the flavour and fragrance of Moroccan cooking and such flavour boost is not accompanied with additional fat or calories, rendering Moroccan cuisine incredibly healthy. Indeed, “Moroccan food is an adventure on the table”.
Hammam Tearoom’s concept is to cook authentic Moroccan recipes using traditional methods: e.g., Tangia of lamb to be slow cooked in a jug using charcoal, Meshwi of lamb (available in Sept) to be roasted in a mud oven.
Given Hammam Tearoom’s spa origin, the drink list is extensive and features healthy smoothies, juices and herbal teas with therapeutic benefits to cater for the needs of Hammam spa’s clientele. The Moroccan smoothies also come in unusual combinations such as Avocado and dried dates, orange and peach, mango and banana etc. For years, Hammam Spa has gained the reputation for serving the best Moroccan Mint Tea and Baklava in town.
The restaurant can comfortably accommodate 40 - 50 people for events.
About the owners
Adam Demnati, born and raised in Marakesh, Morocco is the chef owner who is passionate about showcasing authentic Moroccan cuisine in Malaysia and he does so with the warm hospitality that Morocco is infamous for.
Su En Kam, Malaysian co-owner handles the operational aspects of the business.
Adam and Su En have plans to export the Hammam Tearoom concept abroad as part of the long term strategy of building Hammam as a global brand.
Location and Operaing Hours
Hammam Tearoom, located at Level G4, red zone of Publika Shopping Gallery (adjacent to Hammam Spa), currently serves lunch and dinner seven days a week from 12 pm till 11 pm. The breakfast menu will be launched on 1st September. For reservations or more information, please call 03-62010882.
ENTRANCE OF HAMMAN SPA AND TEAROOM
'HAMMAN' IS THE MOROCCAN VERSION OF TURKISH BATH
NG KUN TEK, KEE HUA CHEE WITH CHIANGMAI HILLTRIBE BOOTS, CHERMAINE POO AND ANN THE BODY PAINTER
2 GREAT BEAUTIES---KEE HUA CHEE WHO IS INFINITELY BETTER LOOKING THAN CHERMAINE POO, MISS MALAYSIA WORLD 2005
ANN ASKING NG KUN TEK TO CHOOSE HIS BODY ART
TYSON AND CO-WROKER SERVING MORROCAN FUSION TEAS
TYSON AND WAITRESS
LOOKS PAINFUL BUT THIS IS NOT TATTOO WHICH SHOULD BE BANNED AS IT IS EVIL AND AGAINST THE WILL OF GOD TO SELF-MUTILIATE YOUR BODY
TYSON FIXING MY ROSE-HIP TEA
TYSON LAW WHO IS STUDYING LAW AND KEE HUA CHEE WHO DOES NOT NEED TO STUDY AS HE KNOWS EVERYTHING SINCE KEE IS NOT FROM THIS WORLD
CHERMAINE POO SHOWS OFF HER HANDIWORK
EUGENE POO IS A FUTURE K-POP STAR
EUGENE POO PLANS TO BE A K-POP SUPERSTAR
2 POP STARS
EUGENE POO AND KEE HUA CHEE
EUGENE POO GETTING HIS ARM PAINTED AS 2 MOROCCAN WOMEN START TO SING
THIS IS THE TRADITIONAL MOROCCAN GREETING THAT CULMINATES WITH LOUD WHOOPING SOUND
THESE 2 MOROCCAN LADIES WORK A SCRUBBERS IN THE HAMMAN BATH
EUEGNE GETTING PAINTED
I AM WELCOMED INTO THE EXOTIC HAMMAN
MASSEURS WELCOMINGB ME
NGB KUN TEK AND MASSEUR
EXOTIC LIKE ARABIAN NIGHTS
JUST LIKE A KASBAH
ENJOYING A SHOULDER MASSAGE
IN SEVENTH HEAVEN
KEE HUA CHEE AND NG KUN TEK ENJOYING HAMMAN
LOVE THE RED SKY
STUNNING DECOR REMINISCENT OF MARRAKESH WHERE THE OWNER ADAM IS FROM
BED TO WHILE AWAY AN HOUR
JUST LIKE A SCENE FROM ALADDIN
MASSAGE ROOM FOR 2
NOTE THE FOUNTAIN IS SHAPED LIKE THE HAND OF FATIMA, A GOOD LUCK SYMBOL THAT KEEPS THE EVIL EYE AWAY
STAFF OF HAMMAN SPA AND TEAHOUSE
SUE ANN THE WIFE OF ADAM IS FAT AS A WHALE...OK SO SHE IS 2 WEEKS AWAY FROM BEING A MOTHER!
CHARLES FROM SABAH WORKING ON NG KUN TEK
GOOD STRONG NECK MASSAGE
IRONING OUT THE KINKS
KEE HUA CHEE AND CHERMAINE POO
PUFF PASTRY WITH SEAFOOD, THE MOROCCAN POPIAH
ROAST CHICKEN WINGS LOOK SO SO BUT TASTES HEAVENLY!
NG KUN TEK'S FACE SAYS IT ALL
ADAM THE OWNER OF HAMMAN AND HE IS AN ACCOMPLISHED CHEF FROM MARRAKESH WHO HAS LIVED IN MALAYSIA FOR 9 YEARS
WELCOME TO THE HAMMAN
THE TEAHOUSE IS LIKE A RIAD COURTYARD
COUS COUS WITH CONDIMENTS AND CHICKEN
THE BELLY DANCER WAS A SENSATION!
LOOK AT HER HAIR FLYING
NOW SHE DANCES WITH SHAWL OF 7 COLORS
KEE HUA CHEE SIZZLES WITH MOUNA THE BELLY DANCER WHOSE NAME I THOUGHT WAS BANANA
LOOK AT HER CLEAVAGE THOUGH I SUSPECT MOUNA'S BRA WAS PADDED A BIT BUT WHO CARES AS MEN WOULD LOVE TO PRESS THEIR FACE INTO HER BOSOM!
MOUNA TEACHES GUESTS HOW TO BELLY DANCE!
OK SO DEDIONE KEE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HAMMAN SPA AND TEAHOUSE
THE DARLING DOGGIE