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Mar 7, 2005 02:50 PM

Malawach -- who serves the good stuff?

  • j

Now that Rectangles is gone, who serves good Malawach (fried Yemenite flat bread, popular in Israel)?

I tried it at Alibaba on the Upper West Side, but was underwhelmed.

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  1. you can make it yourself. Holy Land market (Israeli store, St. Marks btwn 1st and A) sells it frozen. Very easy to pan fry yourself. I know this isn't what you asked for, but it was the road I took recently post-Rectangles.

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    1. re: sj

      i agree with the frozen ones.. lots of israeli places sell ikt..i never liked rectangles

      1. re: sj

        Good call. Probably is the way to go. Who wants to pay $8 for fried dough, anyway... :) Thanks.

      2. h
        Hippo Parade

        Sometimes you can get it at Hoomoos Asli on Kenmare near Broome...I have had it there as a special but they don't seem to have it all the time. You can probably also get it at Hadom which is Hoomoos Asli's slightly upscale brother restaurant on Seventh Ave around 10th St. Both restaurants are quite good although I prefer the original Hoomoos Asli as stuff just tastes a little fresher there for some reason.

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        1. re: Hippo Parade

          I don't think Hadom's in business anymore.

        2. Monaco on the UWS has Melawach, at least for most meals.