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Al-Baraka Mediterranean Cuisine

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Al-Baraka Mediterranean Cuisine

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Jim Leff | | Feb 22, 2001 11:50 PM

I hold in my hands a takeout menu from brand new Al-Baraka Mediteranean Cuisine, 154 E55 (bet. 3 and lex).

At first glance, the menu's Turkish (ezme, ayran, adana kebab). But there are also Lebanese touches (chicken kofta, falafel, basboosa), and some Pakistani/Afghani touches (tika kebab, sambosa, mugal biryani, kulfa), and one dish--prepared only to advance order--that I'm unfamiliar with: "Zafarani full chicken roast" (I know it's a north indian or pakistani dish and it uses saffron, but I can't pin it down further than that).

I'm used to seeing leak-over between any two of those cuisines, but never all three, and the dishes chosen are kind of puzzling.

Does anybody know what the deal is here? And whether it's any good? They've got some sort of buffet on weekdays for lunch, and they deliver free

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