Middle Eastern

Hummus, pita, shawarma, falafel: Middle Eastern food has much to offer, and 'hounds have strong opinions on where to find the best. Get restaurant recommendations, ingredient advice, and discussion about Middle Eastern cookbooks and recipes.

That's a Wrap: The World's Best Handheld Meals & How to Make Them All at Home

Wraps are a much healthier alternative to fast food and one of the easiest things to make at home. Versatile for picnics, road trips, and office lunches, wraps are portable, quick, and hearty. They...

October 2020 COTM - Falastin: Breakfast; Snacks, Spreads, & Sides; Veggie Sides & Salads; Soups

by LulusMom 12 months ago

Please use this thread to post reports on recipes from the following chapters of Falastin: BREAKFAST SNACKS, SPREADS, & SIDES VEGGIE SIDES & SALADS SOUPS If you are the first one to...

FATTOUSH - Home Cooking DOTM, September 2021

by MelMM 17 days ago

For September we've chosen a lovely bread salad from the Levant, FATTOUSH. This salad commonly contains a mix of vegetables, such as cucumber and tomato, herbs, such as parsley and mint, and leaves...

Mamnoon Street

by JayDK 15 days ago

Yuck! How can you make shawarma with absolutely no taste? Had the lamb shawarma and the chicken shawarma salad, a beer, a drink. $60. You heard me right. I wouldn't have minded but the food was...

Falafel, Hummus and Dolmas at Talmage Store [Ukiah, Mendocino County]

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 years ago

After quite a disappointing lunch at Jyun Kang Cafe, I drove out the gates of the City of 10,000 Buddhas and noticed a sign offering falafel, hummus and gyros at a convenience store on the other si...

Anywhere to get shish Barak, josh para, or manti

by ilnazn 1 year ago

I’m looking for somewhere in Vancouver that sells shish Batak/ manti, a type of dumpling similar to tortellini popular in the Middle East and Central Asia. Is there anywhere that sells it pre made ...

Reem’s California Mission: Atayef and Maarouk for Ramadan

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Though not a member of the faith, I’ve come to look forward to the month of Ramadan for the special Syrian pastry: atayef. Learning about these long ago from “dml”, https://www.chowhound.com/post...

January 2013 COTM: JERUSALEM -- Stuffed; Meat; Fish

blue room
by blue room 8 years ago

Please report on these recipes here: Stuffed 150 - 171 Meat 172 - 213 Fish 214 - 239 The Chowhound Team has asked me to remind you that verbatim copying of recipes to the boards is a vio...

La Cocina Municipal Marketplace

by Cynsa 5 months ago

Address 101 Hyde; pick up for Takeout 332 Golden Gate Avenue. Easy friendly pickup - ready at 1 pm/selected time. Delicious bold-flavored food, good values at Teranga - Muffaletta de Dakar - sp...

Pearl | Petaluma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Pearl, features flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean. I had a chance to try it in August 2018 when it was four months old and was super impressed not only by the cooking but the list of libations a...

Falafel Place opens in White Plains...

by gutreactions 6 months ago

I enjoy a good falafel and they are hard to come by in Westchester. Falafel Place may fill the bill with a new restaurant and take-out counter on Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains. A sister eatery al...

'No Passports Required': Chef Samuelsson on PBS...

by gutreactions 9 months ago

Caught an episode of Chef/Restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson's 'No Passports Required' on PBS and it was absorbing and delightful. Part of a 6-part series, this one focused on his visit to the Middle E...

October 2020 COTM - Falastin: Veggie Mains, Fish, Meat

by LulusMom 12 months ago

Please use this thread to post reports on recipes from the following chapters of Falastin: VEGGIE MAINS FISH MEAT If you are the first one to report on a recipe, please reply to the ma...

Saul's Deli Walk Up Window | Berkeley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"Starting Monday August 10th Saul’s has a WALK UP WINDOW 8-8 8:00-11:30 breakfast!" What a tale . . . a buyer lined up to take over Saul's Delicatessen after a three-year search, only to have t...

October 2020 COTM - Falastin

by LulusMom 12 months ago

Welcome to the October 2020 Cookbook of the Month! We will be cooking from Falastin by Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley. Many of us are fans of Tamimi from his work with Yotam Ottolenghi. This time arou...

Good brand of Za’atar?

by ninrn 10 months ago

I’m making Za’atar roast chicken for Thanksgiving. Is there an excellent premade brand I can order online, or does the flavor fade fairly quickly? If premade is far less good than homemade, can an...

October 2020 COTM - Falastin: Breads & Pastries; Sweets

by LulusMom 12 months ago

Please use this thread to post reports on recipes from the following chapters of Falastin: BREADS & PASTRIES SWEETS If you are the first one to report on a recipe, please reply to the mai...

Announcement: OCTOBER 2020 Cookbook Of The Month - Falastin

by LulusMom 1 year ago

This was an unusual round of voting, to go with an unusual year. Falastin had 10 votes. Tied for 2nd, with 4 votes each, were Japaneasy/Japaneasy Vegan, Nigella.com, and LidiasItaly.com. With some ...

Origins of Beriani Dajaj & similar dishes (Dishdash Sunnyvale, CA)

by blu_in_green 11 months ago

On of my all time favourite dishes in the world is Beriani Dajaj from Dishdash restaurant in Sunnyvale, California. I used to visit regularly before COVID prevented my travel to the USA. Dreami...

Shish Ke Baba | La Lengua - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

The news from "intomeat" that Shish Ke Baba re-opened last week was a reminder that I had checked it out last summer but failed to post. As noted, its a newer outpost for Chef Vahit Besir of Mangal...