Fridays at Maisa often bring an off-menu North African or Middle Eastern regional specialty that's made for a group that meets there, but it's available to anyone. So far, the ones that 10foot5 has tried are really good. Molokhia, a classic Egyptian dish, resembles an Indian saag curry but is less spicy, with brighter vegetable flavor. Maisa's version, made with lamb, features meltingly tender meat and comes with fluffy rice, warmed pita, and lemon.
Maisa [East Bay]
377 13th Street, Oakland