This past friday, I had to wait for some one-hour photos to be developed and pick up some curry leaves before taking my mom to the 6th circle of hell that is the international terminal at O'Hare (at least the Air India waiting area) so I decided to try out Hashalom on devon.
I had read somewhere that Hashalom offered Moroccan stuff in addition to more standard middle eastern fare. Unfortunately, I was in a little of a ruch and didn't get to try some of the more involved stuff on the menu.
What we did have was pretty decent however and there were some things that i haven't had at other places like this.
An appetizer of "moroccan eggplant" was really good - a small plate of cold eggplant and onions in a tomato sauce that interesting spicing
bourekas - which the menu indicates are the house specialty were little phyllo puffs enclosing savory stuffings, the one we had was potato and onion, seemd kinda like the greek potato/garlic spread enclosed by phyllo. It was served with a "browned egg" which seemed to be a harboiled egg made brown by the addition of cumin to the water and on top.
Soups, especially the navy bean were especially good (our waiter was very excited by these)
Kafta sandwich was nicely flavored and good with green hot sauce brought out (by itself it tasted mostly of grated up chile, red was just ok)
I 'd definitely go again to try some of the other stuff on the menu.
Has anybody had the cornish hen or been on a friday night when they offer couscous?
Note to VI, I asked for pickles and they seemed very good, especially the beets, and I'm not big on beets
attached is a link to the hashalom menu at Amazon, address & phone number info can be found there
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