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Falafel fever

August 5, 2010

Mmm… falafel. Could anything be more delicious than fried chickpeas wrapped in a warm pita and topped with tzatziki? While looking for a cheap place to grab dinner the other night, Brittany and I stumbled onto King Kabob on Old Georgetown Road, just around the corner from our apartment.

It’s a new place and really casual. Order at the counter from a menu of Greek eats and pizza.

We both opted for falafel and sat down to wait for our food. Despite being the only customers, service was surprisingly slow.

Once the food came, though, it was worth it.

Could have used some more veggies — a little extra cucumber and tomato would have been nice — but for under $5, it’s a great deal.

Yum. Okay, now I know what I want for dinner right now. 😉

A few years ago, the idea of fried chickpeas would have really put me off. I didn’t try chickpeas until late in college. Now, though, they are a required pantry staple. Delicious in salads, soups — you cook ’em, I’ll eat ’em!

What food did you used to dislike that you now like? I have a long list — asparagus, broccoli, mushrooms, lobster, soup, oatmeal!

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  1. August 6, 2010 1:49 am

    Funny thing, here it seems to be always like this:

    the less people in the restaurant, the slower the service. I just don’t understand it!

    Brussels sprouts are a food I used to dislike a lot but in recent months I have grown like them.. a bit more than previously. It’s the same with tomatoes!

    • August 6, 2010 6:21 am

      Brussels sprouts are good cooked certain ways but I hate them steamed! 😕

  2. louisianagrown permalink
    August 6, 2010 6:30 am

    I’ve never tried to falafel and am a little embarrassed to admit that I wasn’t even sure what it really was. Next time I get a chance I’m going to have to branch out!

    I used to think mustard was the spawn of Satan, but now it seems like every pair of jeans I own has a yellow stain on them. Not only do I love it, but I can’t seem to keep it off my clothes!

    • August 6, 2010 7:13 pm

      You must try it — delicious!

      I’m not a mustard fan at all… 😳

  3. August 6, 2010 7:44 am

    That is a great deal! Yum– I love falafel.

    I used to hate spinach, but now I eat some almost every day, ha!

  4. August 6, 2010 10:27 am

    Soooo many foods I used to dislike but now I like (and vice versa). I used to dislike mustard, all leafy greens, mango…

    I’m thinking I need to make my own falafel because the only kind I’ve tried is this healthfood-store-boxed kind and it wasn’t good 😕

    • August 6, 2010 7:14 pm

      I’ve never tried to make it myself but I’d love to get a recipe from you! Would definitely be healthier than buying it out.

  5. August 6, 2010 6:09 pm

    I’m starting to kind of like eggplant.

    • August 6, 2010 7:15 pm

      Next time you’re in the area, you need to try the msaka at Lebanese Taverna — stewed eggplant with chickpeas, tomatoes and spices. The best thing ever!!

  6. August 11, 2010 12:21 pm

    I also did not care for chickpeas until we started making them fresh (rather than buying a can). Now we put them in EVERYTHING!

    I cannot think of anything I used to not like and like now. I still don’t like the same things! Ha ha!

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