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el morocco in indpls

natsirt | Jan 13, 200510:53 AM

since kabul close, across the stret from el morocco, i have been despairing of addictively delicious s.mediterranean/middle eastern food around here. i had been to the moroccan restaurant once before and it was good but the food (cornish hen) was not hot on the inside and that was frightening and off-putting. we tried it again and it was otherworldly. it was the best food i have had in this city in over a year, since tosa closed. i had the best, stickiest, tenderest lamb shank of my life. they had an excellent, affordable spanish wine special. (which is a kind concession to western vice from a presumably islamic place). vegetable appetizers were wonderful and arousing, not dulling. the harira, the same. every last bite of food was tender and dripping with rich (and, this being moroccan food, sweet) flavor. if you like delicious food and live here and have been, for whatever reason, resisting this place, stop, it or we will lose the chance to eat there. i also had some cornish hen this time which was just as tender as the lamb. this food really seems authentic. the last time i was there the owner/chef was going around the dining room being friendly and hospitable. this time he was nowhere to be seen. i choose to believe that this means he was in the kitchen the whole time, thus explaining the absolutely incredible flavor of the food. and i dont even like cous-cous much.

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