I went to Pyramids, the Middle Eastern restaurant in Austin. It was near a freeway intersection, though I cannot remember for my life which one it is. We went there for lunch with my friend, his cousin and her boyfriend.
The baba ghanoush came, and the only complaint is that it was small: a small saucer of the food. It was ok, and honestly a little bland, lacking some of the roasty smoky flavour that some baba ghanoushes have. But it's ok. Not bad at all. Free servings of flat breads came with it.
I had the beef and lamb shish kebob combo plate. It looked promising, coming on a plate of rice. The meat looked cooked. Good, since I'm not ordering a tartare.
I bit into it. Hmm. Crunchy. A little tough and dried out. Which can and frequently does happen... I try not to be too picky about such things...
Wait a minute, though. Something's not quite right here...
And then I realized that the meat was completely unseasoned. Not even the slightest bit of salt or flavor.
It's the kind of beginner's mistake that I once made when cooking beef... it's more forgiveable that I made the mistake, since I had to eat my own cooking (and didn't inflict it on anyone else), and I'm not a professional cook. But to charge me $14 for a plate of unseasoned and overcooked meat is nothing short of criminal. I could chew on a wad of Kleenex for free, and get the same amount of flavor and texture.
I didn't say anything then, because I was more focused on making friends than the food, honestly, which was a good thing since the food was horrible.
I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.
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