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Jul 20, 2009 01:05 PM

Magloobeh in the city

I'm willing to travel, though not too crazy out of manhattan. I need some suggestions as to the BEST magloobeh you've found here. I know it's amazingly easy to make, but I want to be lazy and have it made for me.

I've not been able to find anywhere that serves it (and I've given it about a 10 minute online search)

I also know that people's mom's can make a killer version, so please don't rub it in my face if you know of someone I won't be able to buy it from.

Many, MANY thanks!

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  1. Okay--I'll bite. What IS magloobeh?

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    1. re: Amy Mintzer

      I didn't know either. Took some looking up. Mostly found spelled with 'q' as opposed to a 'g'.

      1. re: nooyawka

        Thanks for doing the research! Honestly, there was a minute there when I thought the OP was putting us on.

    2. You might try Tanoreen in Bay Ridge. (Yes, outside Manhattan, but a TERRIFIC restaurant--many posts on OB board.) I don't remember seeing this on the menu, but the owners are Palestinian, I believe.

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      1. re: Amy Mintzer

        I jumped around online. (Sorry, do I breach CH etiquette by citing another food site's comments?) Anyway, I saw a number of 'wonderful' comments on that unnamed site with a minority of detractors about Tanoreen. I'd love to try it anyway one of these days. Funny thing is, I saw these recipes for maqloobeh and I still can't figure out what category of food to put it in, dessert, entree, etc...

        1. re: nooyawka

          Everywhere I've ordered it, it's been spelled with a g, so I just followed suit.

          It should be an's rice and fried cauliflower, eggplant, potatoes and some form of meat. I don't think I could see that labeled as dessert.

          Thanks for your reporting guys. I didn't know if there were any that actually knew of a place out there with the amazing dish.

          1. re: myfeetarecold

            why dont you call up either Tanoreen or Waterfalls and see if they will cook this dish for you? Its not a standard menu item at either place, but they both do specials - whats to lose?

          2. re: nooyawka

            Tanoreen is really good. An appetizer called Eggplant Napoleon is one of the best things I've eaten this year. The food of that region is not so complex, but everything we've eaten there (the few times we've been) has been perfectly executed.