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Dec 19, 2010 01:07 PM

Where to buy a Falafel Scoop in London?

After a great Falafel at Borough Mkt (previously recommended to me here!) I have decided to try and track down a scoop while I am in the city. Anyone know where to buy a decent one?

Many thanks.

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  1. OK I'll bite - what on earth is a 'falafel scoop'?
    Surely you just roll it into balls with your hands?

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    1. re: Peg

      No its a metal thing you hold like a microphone with a scoop thing at the end. Heck, this description isn't going anywhere...(google images)...

      And while you're at it...

      Oh and if you want to save yourself the hassle of making it, I strongly recommend trying Maoz out on Old Compton Street.

    2. If they are not using their hands to form the the USA, just about every Middle Eastern place I've seen uses what is known as either a Ice Cream Disher or an Ambidextrous Food Portion Control can get them in different size fro 1-4 ounces.

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      1. re: fourunder

        If you order felafel in Jordan or Syria, they aren't round balls. They are more of a tablet kind of shape so you get crispy corners. So the device is more of an extruder.

      2. Probably doesn't help you much, but I asked my dad (the falafel master) where he got his and he said Kuwait. :-) Perhaps worth trying somewhere like Green Valley - even if they don't sell them perhaps they can suggest someone who might?