Ba- Li Laffa
7117 Bathurst St
905 597 7720
Salads, hummus, kebob, shawarma, falafel and so on.
I wanted to see what the place was like so I asked for a " salad" combo plate. They didn't have such a thing so they gave me the falafel plate, held the falafel and gave me more salads of my choosing ,and a laffa. Incidentally, the falafel plate also isn't on the menu; the menu is authentic Israeli.
I thought that the salads were pleasant , although they lacked the eye opening "wowie " that comes with the best salads in Israel. Here, flavour notes were rounded off or left out, there was an aversion to vinegar and lemon; a bit mangiakiked. The weakest salad was the Turkish, which was tomato paste muck, and the strongest were the chickpea salad "amuse bouche" and the hummus. A consistent hand was in the salads. . Honest effort here: for e.g. the beets in the beetrooot salad were baked.The laffa was much better than its competitor's.
I would gladly go back here, even though it makes me yearn for Zion.
A bit pricey, but they are kosher and there are all kinds of costs associated with this.
The owner is Iraqui, but I didn't see anything Iraqui about the food except for the amba (I have had worse, I have had better), and a couple items.
Lev Hamidinah Eli Cohen music policy.