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Lamajun (sp???)

kevin Jan 22, 2007 10:45 PM

where to get it? I'm pretty sure these exist at some Lebanese bakeries or restaurants.

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    Burger Boy Jan 22, 2007 06:36 PM

    The best and most flavorful are at Partamians Bakery. It has been around since the 60's, maybe longer, they also have boreg and monti. The are located on Adams, west of LaBrea and 4 blocks east of Fairfax, south side of street. Good eatin !

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    1. re: Burger Boy
      ks in la Jan 22, 2007 08:24 PM

      Hmmm. Someone should consolidate this thread and Kevin's below on Syrian pizza - because you just answered one of my questions about Partamian's. Did there used to be an Armenian community in that neighborhood?

      I didn't see any boreg or monti when I went, I'll have to go back. I did love that lahmajune (sp?) though.

      1. re: ks in la
        Paliman Jan 23, 2007 10:20 AM

        Yes, at least there was a major Armenian church on West Adams. It moved around 1970.

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      notavegan Jan 22, 2007 06:53 PM

      We've always gotten ours from Koko's Bakery
      1674 E Washington Blvd, Pasadena, CA
      (626) 798-2543

      1. modernist Jan 22, 2007 10:51 PM

        arax bakery
        4871 Santa Monica Blvd
        Los Angeles, CA, 90029
        (323) 666-7313


        Sasoun Bakery
        5114 Santa Monica Blvd
        Los Angeles, CA 90029
        (323) 661-1868

        they are both good. i kind of like the mom and pop vibe at arax. both also have very good herbaceous maenesh and boureg. in the bready folded into triangle style, not the filo-ish crispy bosnian style.

        i was told by an armenian that there was some place in saint vincents food court in downtown that there was amazing lahmajune but i havent found it (or really looked that hard)

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          Normal Garciaparra Jan 23, 2007 03:42 PM

          I think Arax has the better lahmajunes but Sasoun has the better beuregs.
          I miss Danaian's bakery on Kenmore...in my elementary school days I'd pass by it every day.

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            cmholm Dec 10, 2009 11:03 AM

            I thought place at Saint Vincent's court you're looking for was Sevan Garden Kebab House. The menu (via menupix.com) includes a lot of Armenian food, but no lahmajune. I called to ask, but they don't sell it. I also called Farid's, but they're strictly Persian.

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              modernist Jan 8, 2010 07:57 AM

              i actually found it at st vincents court. its part of the pizza spot on the corner as you walk into the court.

              its sort of how in the east coast a lot of the pizza joints have burek because they are actually bosnian.

          2. The Oracle Jan 23, 2007 10:13 AM

            Also at Good Foods Market (south east corner-ish of Allen/Washington in Pasadena). They sell it in packs of 6 for a couple dollars.

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              Will Owen Dec 10, 2009 01:08 PM

              A neighborhood friend brought a pack of those - I'm assuming that's what they are, flat golden disks with herbs on top - to our party Saturday night, and nobody touched them. Too bad - I've been warming them in the toaster oven for lunch, trying different embellishments, though all they really need to my taste is a bit of salt.

              He brought some folded spinach-and-cheese pie thingies, too, I assume from the same source. Like spanakopita (sp?), only with a plain dough instead of filo. Also very tasty.

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                SeaCook Dec 10, 2009 01:24 PM


                Have you tried squeezing some fresh lemon juice and olive oil on top? That was suggested to me by a little old Amenian lady (along with mix the light and dark Armenian coffee beans together) . It really perks it up.

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                  Will Owen Dec 10, 2009 01:27 PM

                  After having had an Armenian grandma-in-law for a while, I'm always ready to take their advice! Lemon juice and olive oil it will be, and thanks.

                  The trip with the egg looks yummy, too...

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              Paliman Jan 23, 2007 10:22 AM

              Are any as good as the late, lamented Uncle Jack's Meat Pies which was off Santa Monica near Vermont?

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                Normal Garciaparra Jan 23, 2007 03:44 PM

                I think Arax's comes close, a little spicy but still good. I think Danaian's bakery (aka Uncle Jack's) was the best though.

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                SouthOCHound Jan 24, 2007 03:56 PM

                This previous thread has some suggestions in OC and LA and a very windy explanation from some goober about the history of the dish and its various manifestations:

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                  Ollie Jan 26, 2007 11:43 AM

                  I thought Lahmajoun was Armenian Pizza?

                  1. mrshankly Dec 10, 2009 11:09 AM

                    The BEST in my opinion is at Taron Bakery. I've tried many places growing up and Taron just nails the flavor, texture, and spice perfectly.

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                      SeaCook Dec 10, 2009 12:21 PM

                      I can't remember the name of the booth but there is a guy who sells lahmanjune at the South Pasadena Farmers Market which is every Thursday from 3pm? to 7pm? Meridan & Mission next to the Gold Line station. I've gotten lahmanjune from him and itt's very good. He also has good borek and other tasty Middle Easter delights.

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                        inlikeflt Dec 10, 2009 02:01 PM

                        There are at least 4 bakeries that have Lahmajune near the intersection of Allen and Washington in Pasadena. Koko's has already been mentioned, there is another bakery, nearly across the street, whose name I can't recall, and of course, my favorite, Old Sasoon, which is on Allen, there are a couple others, which I haven't gotten around to trying

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                          LisaN Dec 10, 2009 03:54 PM

                          Manoushee in Santa Clarita has a nice version. www.manoushee.com

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                            Burger Boy Dec 10, 2009 04:31 PM

                            If you want The Best Old School version, you need to try Partamian's, they have been in business 50 years, these others are new school compared to them. This place is a treasure, ready the story here. You can also see my posts above.

                            Partamian Bakery
                            5410 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

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