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Apr 1, 2006 06:10 PM


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Anyone know the best malawach in the area? (its a fried phyllo-type pancake from the middle east, usually served with a tomato sauce) even where to buy it frozen would suffice- I'm really craving this! thanks!

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    Jill Rovitzky Black

    Depends if you consider Rockland County part of "this area" but Art Cafe on South Broadway in Nyack serves malawach. They also make great chese borekas.

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    1. re: Jill Rovitzky Black

      on the grill. queens blvd in forest hills/rego park. two blocks west of knish nosh. south side of street. a yemenite/israeli place.

      1. re: joe

        and the falafel and the red eggplant salad and the baba at on the grill are excellent too. They make their own pita bread!

      2. re: Jill Rovitzky Black

        they also do very good humous

      3. will try to remem the name of the israeli market in massapequa that has this yemmentite speciality

        1. I know this won't be all that helpful now, but the best Malawach I've ever had is in a Yemenite Israeli restaurant in Los Angeles called the Magic Carpet. Put it on your "must do" list for your next trip.

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          1. re: Karen

            Magic Carpet
            8566 W Pico Blvd
            Los Angeles, CA 90035
            (310) 652-8507

          2. I used to love the malawach at Rectangles when it was on East 10th Street. They've moved to First Avenue near 74th Street and it's on their menu at that location (according to Menupages).

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            1. re: Hickory

              I agree Rectangles was great for that-- i would crave it and go there just for that dish alone. but admittedly its the only one i ever had!!! so i'm glad to know they are still around to serve that dish-- but my girlfriend used to work their and one of the owners kept trying to sleep with her ("do you want a ride home?"---"now can I come up and use your bathroom?" -- then he starts grabbing her---that kind of thing) so I kind of hate the place too.

              1. re: Hickory

                the food a rectangles was poor, and an unclean evironment

              2. c

                Have you tried PRESSTOAST in the West Village? They have sandwiches there, but they don't sell malawach to take home. (Maybe they can tell you where they buy theirs though?) The sandwiches are great; my Israeli friend says they're just like the snacky sandwiches she has back home!

                112 MacDougal St.
                btw Bleecker & West 3rd