Noticed some talk of the Yemen Cafe in Brooklyn on the Outer Boroughs board. When I lived in Brooklyn I ate their regularly, as it was quite good and very, very economical.
All that talk has me hankering for some of my favorite dishes at the Yemen Cafe. Alas, I now live in Durham, NC, far, far from Atlantic Avenue. I am, however, a pretty good cook, so if I can find some decent recipes I might be able to reproduce at least some of the dishes I loved.
Does anyone know if a Yemeni cookbook even exists? My internet search for one has come up blank.
Alternately, does anyone know how to make:
--the doughy dumpling swimming in what I remember as a lamb gravy; I think the dish is called assad;
--the torn bits of pita soaked in a yogurt sauce, which I remember as shafotah (but that's probably not exactly right, as a google search for shafotah turns up nothing)
Those'd be a great start. Thanks!