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Isreali or Egyptian Falafel??

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Isreali or Egyptian Falafel??

Mark | Apr 12, 2003 02:08 PM

On a recent trip to Paris, I had the most amazing Falafel experience in the Marais district in a restaurant called L'as du Falafel. Their sandwich wasn't the standard New York fare, and stuffed impossibly full with spicy falafel, rich hummus, red cabbage slaw, buttery chunks of lightly fried eggplant and, tahini, upon request, a splash of screaming red chile sauce. It tasted quite garlicky and buttery, which i absolutely loved. And I think the only other place in the world I tasted a falafel similar to this was in Amsterdam. Most of hte falafel stands here in New York City don't even put fried eggplants in their falafel sandwiches. Anyway, another question I have for you is the type of sauces that they usually put in a falafel sandwich. When I was in Amsterdam, there was this so-called Egyptial FAlafel Cafe and he suggested that put this sort of creamy mango (chutney?) like sauce on top of my falafel. I don't really know what it was called..but he did indicate that it was somethign mango. Do you guys happen to know where I can get the same sauce here in the US,it was absolutely delicious. Thank you very much.....and I hope...you guys can help me find a falafel sandwich better than Mamouns, Hoomus Asli, Rainbow..or what not....bye

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