"Once you have the tabouli, you need the hummus, the baba ganouj, the grape leaves.
The deli cases are filled with square white bowls holding dishes such as traditional and butternut squash hummus, baba ganouj, herby potato salad and tabouli.
Also served were American dishes such as spicy chicken wings and Bobby's fried chicken, as well as favorite Lebanese choices such as homous tahini, moutabal, baba ganouj
, chicken kebab, shawarma and tabouleh.
Foods added included vegetarian chili, veggie burgers, hummus, baba ganouj
, wraps, sesame noodle salad with edamame, vegetarian sushi, baked ziti, and Spanish rice with roasted vegetables.
For starters, I was tempted by the toasted pitta with the suitably exotic sounding baba ganouj
, imam bayeldi and the ubiquitous hummus.
Some of you may recognise this as the traditional Egyptian dish, baba ganouj
It's not unusual, for instance, to see hummus or falafel or baba ganouj
on the menu at a restaurant billing itself as Greek, despite the fact that each of those dishes is Middle Eastern in origin.
Still, the humus couldn't hold a light to the baba ganouj
: smoky flavored, savory eggplant that tempted me to leave the bread in the basket and clean out the bowl with my spoon.