I lived in the Middle East when I was younger, and naturally fell in love with the food over there. It’s funny that I iive near Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn now, where I have so many Middle Eastern restaurants and shops to choose from.
The Yemen Cafe doesn’t look like much from the outside, but when you walk in you are warmly greeted by the Middle Eastern family who own the restaurant… I always feel like I’m back in Qatar! I knew when I sat down and they brought out the tandoor style oven baked bread that this was going to be the real thing. Also, the additional plates of food that come ‘on the house’ during the meal are a great surprise.
The Haneez (Roasted Lamb) Entree is my favorite, and the most popular dish – one entree should be shared by two people. A huge slab of lamb, which falls off the bone, is served with rice, soup and salad for only $19. Every meal is served with their Yemeni bread and you should try their Foul, Babaghanoug or Hummus as an appetizer.
I usually get my ‘Haneez fix’ at least once a month – and I either takeout or eat in with a friend. Also, Sahadi’s is right across the street, so you could knock off two of the best Middle Eastern spots at the same time!