So I paid my first visit to the Kabab Cafe last Saturday. (And yes, the irony of a jew leading a group of people to an Egyptian Restaurant on the first day of Passover was not lost on us.)
Unfortunately I wasn't as hungry as I would have liked to have been...my sister insisted on visiting the 5 Star Punjabi buffet a few hours before. But once Ali's food got rolling, my hunger came roaring back.
We started (on Ali's recomendation) with the mixed appetizer plate, and we all fell upon his heavely baba ganouj. So wonderful. So smoky. I've been having baba ganouj cravings ever since. I actually decided to indulge myself at lunch today and take an express train to Rainbow Falafel. But what the hell? The non-Kebab Cafe baba ganouj really isn't even the same species,is it? God did it fall flat on my plate. But I digress...
I got the calamari, which I can't say was the star of the meal, but it was good. My friend got the mixed kabob...I can't really vouch for what it tasted like since he made that disappear in about three seconds. Ther other two dishes at the table was braised lamb with fava beans, and an improvised lamb dish (my sister couldn't decide so Ali surprised her).
I can't to go back. This time I'll skip the Indian buffet before.