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Feb 7, 2011 01:44 AM

Yemeni food?

Had the most delicious meal in downtown Brooklyn at a place that served Yemeni food recently, and it made me wonder if there are any Yemen restaurants in the GTA.. anyone know?

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  1. See the following thread.

    I've never seen a Yemeni restaurant in Toronto. I would love to get my hands on some malawach, which is a staple of Yemeni Jews. It's more of an Israeli thing now because I don't think there are a lot of Jews left in Yemen.

    Was the place you went to in Brooklyn a Jewish Yemeni place?

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    1. re: acd123

      not sure.. but i don't think so. i had a bunch of vegetarian things:

      -warm homemade pita(!)
      -foul muddamas (better than any i've had anywhere else.. it was warm and not served cold like a dip)
      -a vegetable stew (don't know the name) with potatoes, peppers, onions, etc.

      it was all very delicious and unlike any other middle eastern food i have had before. we were the only non-yemeni people in the place, and the waiter didn't speak any english.

      1. re: helenhelen

        The only baked-in-house pita I've ever seen is at Paramount but their vegetarian dishes are secondary. Big meat eaters!

        Karine's in the Village of the Grange is an Israeli breakfast spot in a food court with a lot of vegetarian items once you get past all the eggs — ful, fatoush and the beans they call plaki. Vegan, too, tho they serve bacon for some reason. Eggs, I guess...


      2. re: acd123

        Hakotel might have malawach./jachnun.

        Hakotel Restaurant
        1045 Steeles Ave W, Toronto, ON M2R2S9, CA

        1. re: acd123

          Actually Molawah is still a Yemeni dish, Yemenis and Yemenites have similar dished, the only difference is the religion and the way the dish is pronounced. It is popular in Israel because of the Yemeni Jews who migrated there.
          There are still Yemeni Jews living in Yemen:)

          To HelenHelen:
          The Yemeni resturant in Brookly is not a Jewish Yemeni place, its called Happy Yemen Cafe, and I agree, it has amazing food, I wish there was a Yemeni restaurant in Toronto. There was one in Montreal but I don't think it is open anymore.
          Glad you enjoyed our food. If I hear of a Yemeni restaurant I will let you know.

        2. What's the name of the place you went to in Bklyn?

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          1. re: GoodGravy

            I wonder if it was Yemen Cuisine at 145 Court Street. I walked by there last year and it was full of happy looking diners.

            1. re: jmk60

              googlemaps is amazing. i looked up the address on there and used google street view to see if it was the same place and nope, it's not. it's within walking distance of the courts though (a lawyer friend who works at the courthouse took me). it's a place where you have to go down some steps. not sure what the name was

            2. still no yemeni places in toronto?

              i found out about this place.. same name as the old yemeni place that closed down in montreal. it doesn't say what country's cuisine though.. anyone know?

              also, found this:

              and this (but catering only):

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              1. re: helenhelen

                Actually there is a place on the Danforth that serves Gulf cuisine. I keep meaning to check it out. Opposite the Mosque, with the LED sign, the name is escaping me.

                I have remembered: 'Gulf House', I found the menu online somewhere too.

              2. Hi! I sell yemeni mandi in mississauga. You should give it a try. If you are interested, you could order through 416 829 0875