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Anka Grill

This is one of those places you’ll rarely find me eating a dinner at.  Tonight, I was being lazy.  I had the chance to dine wherever and shop wherever but I chose to be lazy and dined here and window-shopped at Uniqlo and Gap before ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Mar 01, 2016 |  Original Post

12 Chairs Cafe

It turned out to be just the kind of place I was in a mood for that day. Good food. Great jachnun, the first time I had it. Liken it to a lachcha paratha, only slightly sweetened or a puff pastry, only softer and not crispy.  I absolutely loved ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Feb 05, 2016 |  Original Post

Dill & Parsley

The good: You get to choose all of the base fare, if you want – like white rice, wheat berries, cucumber tomato salad and lettuce.  You also get to choose all the warm toppings and all the cold toppings.  For the two sides, I got the baba ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Oct 26, 2015 |  Original Post

Byblos

Press dinner at Byblos yesterday.  Good company and great Lebanese fare.  Everything we tried tasted fresh and good.  Regarding their cooking style, the restaurateur and chef Sabeh Kachouh mentioned they believe in keeping it simple.  And in ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Aug 25, 2015 |  Original Post

Spiced Chicken Kabobs with Tahini Yogurt Sauce

Juicy chicken breast is marinated in a potpourri of savory spices, grilled with a variety of vegetables, and then slathered with a mouthwatering yogurt tahini sauce that is accented with preserved lemon and mint.  Heavenly!Continue… Continue ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Jun 12, 2014 |  Original Post

Creamy Hummus with Homemade Tahini Paste

A widely popular dip, hummus is not only delicious, it’s super healthy.  This hummus is made using homemade tahini paste, which is easy to make, cheaper than store-bought, and tastes so much better!Continue reading: Creamy… Continue ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: May 23, 2014 |  Original Post

How To Make Preserved Lemons (A Moroccan/Middle Eastern Specialty)

Unlock one of the secrets of Moroccan and Middle Eastern cuisine and discover how preserved lemons transform a dish into something indescribably exquisite!Continue reading: How To Make Preserved Lemons (A Moroccan/Middle Eastern Specialty) You ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Apr 08, 2014 |  Original Post

Pilpel: Falafels and hummous in Central London

Pilpel is a falafel and hummous bar (small chain really) in London serving vegan and vegetarian falafels in pita pockets.  I think they serve the best falafels – may be because the falafels are brought to you right off the fryer, and topped ...

Blog: Not Just Vegetarian
Posted on: Mar 21, 2014 |  Original Post

Baharat (Middle Eastern Spice Blend)

Baharat, Arabic for “spice”, is a special an all-purpose spice blend widely used in Middle Eastern cuisine.  Just a pinch of it adds depth and flavor to sauces, soups, grains, vegetables, stews and meat. Middle Eastern food is phenomenal. ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Jun 17, 2013 |  Original Post

Spicy vegetable spread and excellent kebabs at Rumi Turkish Grill in Jersey City

On a recent weekday, I met a friend for lunch in the Exchange Place / Jersey City area and we decided to go to Rumi Turkish Grill.  Rumi Turkish Grill is a small Turkish bistro / restaurant that ought to be really busy for the impressive quality of ...

Blog: Not Just Vegetarian
Posted on: Jun 12, 2013 |  Original Post

Amazing Fatoush salad at Tanoreen NYC

A friend of mine suggested that we have lunch at Tanoreen – a Middle Eastern restaurant with Mediterranean aromas (says the restaurant’s website) in Bay Ridge (Brooklyn).  Bay Ridge is an hour’s commute from midtown Manhattan but ...

Blog: Not Just Vegetarian
Posted on: Apr 22, 2013 |  Original Post

Harissa (Tunisian Chile Paste)

Harissa is a fiery Tunisian chile paste that is also commonly used in Moroccan cooking.  It’s  comprised of dried chiles, olive oil, garlic and spices.  It’s easy to make and I like to make my own because the flavors are so much fresher and ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Apr 04, 2013 |  Original Post

Chicken Machboos (Bahraini Spiced Chicken and Rice)

Chicken Machboos, or Machboos ala Dajaj (“spiced chicken and rice”), is the national dish of Bahrain, a small island country in the Persian Gulf neighbored by Saudi Arabia and Iran.  Machboos is similar to Biryani (from the Indian ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Mar 25, 2013 |  Original Post

Koshari (National Dish of Egypt)

Koshari (also spelled Koshary or Kushari) is the national dish of Egypt.  It’s served in virtually every Egyptian restaurant, in every Egyptian home, and on every Egyptian street corner.  Street vendors serve the dish from carts to people ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Feb 22, 2013 |  Original Post

Lunch at Sofra: Mezze Plate

I've never really liked beets. I find beets a little too slimy... And I don't like its undecisiveness - is it sweet or is it bitter? Is it soft or is it crunchy? Does it taste earthy or does it taste like dirt? But what I do like about beets is ...

Blog: Confessions of a Chocoholic
Posted on: Jul 08, 2012 |  Original Post

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