Yemeni Dinner at Yemen Cafe & Restaurant

No Sheep Till Brooklyn!  Join us for the first Real Global Dining dinner in Kings County at the lamb-tastic Yemen Cafe & Restaurant.  There will be some cluck with the baa at this decades old eatery that serves the cuisine of Yemen, the southernmost country on the Arabian Peninsula.

The proposed menu:

Salta: Lamb stew with whipped fenugreek, Yemen's national dish

Haneez: Slow roasted lamb

Zorbian: Boneless chicken with rice

Chicken Loubia: Chicken boiled in a seasoned mirepoix with vegetables

Fasolia: White kidney beans sauteed with onion and tomato

Fatah: Yemeni style sliced bread, honey and butter

The final bill, including tax and tip, for the meal will be divided equally among the diners. You will be responsible for the cost of any drinks and individual desserts that you order. The estimated cost per diner is $22-32. Cash only. Please bring small bills.

Seating is limited to one table. Please only RSVP “Yes” if you will attend. If your plans change, please update your RSVP.

Public Transportation:

-  A, C, F to Jay Street - Metro Tech

-  F to Bergen Street

-  R to Court Street - Borough Hall

-  2, 3 to Borough Hall

-  4, 5 to Borough Hall - Court Street

Distance between New York and Sana'a, Yemen:

6,910 miles

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  • Yen Y. L.


    March 23, 2013

  • Sally

    Don't fill up before the food that you actually order even arrives...and drink the greasy brown liquid in the small white bowl. It's a rich lamb broth, not thin gravy or a murky finger bowl. Salad, a wheel of clay oven baked bread and sweet black tea with cardamom rounded out the “free” food. More bread came with the fasolia. If Trader Joe’s ever sells pork and beans dip, it’ll taste like fasolia. But, of course, no pork is served at Yemen Café, a Muslim restaurant with a No Alcohol Allowed sign at the entrance. Salta, the national dish of Yemen, was served, as the menu promised, "volcano style", with houlbeh, a green fenugreek froth bubbling on top of the lamb and vegetable stew. Yemen Café’s most popular dish was also its best, haneez, lamb so tender that you don’t need to be a lonely farmer to love it. For extra zing, add salt and zhug, a hot sauce made with fresh peppers, cilantro and garlic.

    1 · March 22, 2013

  • Donna

    What a great meal! Thanks as always to Sally for finding the great spots and organizing!

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Won't be able to make it tonight. Hope someone else gets to attend.

    March 20, 2013

  • John C

    Look forward to it

    March 5, 2013

  • Thomas N.

    I just found out I have to work late. Major bummer.

    March 4, 2013

  • Paul L.

    Since this is a little closer, in terms of travel time, to where I work, I may arrive in the area well before 7:30. If that turns out to be the case, rather than waiting in the cold, I will probably walk down to the next block to the Waterfront Ale House at 155 Atlantic Ave (between Clinton and Henry) and have one of their fine pints of micro brew beer while waiting for the appointed time. No sense in standing around in the cold.

    March 4, 2013

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