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great pita sandwich from Heider Baba in Pasadena

mr mouther | Jul 20, 200608:42 PM     3

had no cravings to guide me for lunch in pasadena today so was just driving and getting anxious about having to be back at work when I saw a parking place in front of heider baba (across street from pasadena city college on colorado ave.)

not a huge menu, especially for mid-price lunch options, but the kebabs that were being cooked up behind the counter looked quite good. I decided to try the koobideh (spiced ground beef) sandwich. Comes w/ lettuce, tomato, gherkin and sour cream. I asked for no sour cream but got it anyway, which just goes to show that I must not dislike it that much because this pita sandwich was EXCELLENT.

the best thing about it: there had to be some sort of herb combination somewhere inside the thing because I swear I could taste some mixture of mint, thai basil, dill....I looked as much as I could without unrapping the sandwich to see if i could see any loose herbs but couldn't find anything. they werre probably blended into the meat or the cream, butthey were blended masterfully. the combination with the sliced gherkin and the not-too-salty meat (always a danger with ground kabob meat i've found) was a real treasure of flavor. very impressive, well crafted meal.

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