- Steve Plotnicki
Hapisgah. I think that's the way it's spelled, is a good Israeli steakhouse on Union Turnpike just east of Main Street in Kew Gardens. This isn't your average hummus-slinging joint, it has a large menu of meat, chicken and fish dishes. There's a spicy looking, bright-orange soup with these meatball type things floating around that I haven't had the courage to try yet. Whenever I ask someone who's eating it what it is they say, foot soup. Also, a great and lively place to take your kosher mom.
steve, it sounds good, but I am a loyal devotee of
Mabat in brooklyn. It's a Yemenite steakhouse (at 1809
E.7th and King's Highway, 718-339-3300) and it's
Great lamb and sweetbreads and stuff, but my fave is
the sinaya: tachina (a specially prepared tahini),
turkey, onions, and mushrooms. The sweet fried onions
work against the rich nutty sesame sauce, and
turkey--full of grill flavor--dovetails brilliantly
with the funky mushrooms. The whole forms a sublimely
delicate flavor stasis.
I should post my whole review of the place...gotta
resolve some copyright issues...
Just checked out your Hapisgah bit. I don't cruise the Kosher boards all that much but now that I've become friends with an ultra-orthodox woman and we're always looking for things to do, I'll check the boards out more frequently.
The mystery soup is not "foot" soup at all :) but Kibbeh soup, made from molded bulgar wheat that has often been stuffed with vegetables or lamb.
I had it and it was super-delish.
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