15 (Wed) July 2015
For Peace in the Middle East
from Red Sea and Jerusalem [delivery]
in my new apartment
with RK, TL, and various colleagues
Continuing my on-going exploration of Arabic cuisine (see most recently 6.134 Half-Grilled Chicken…), I decided to try out two restaurants at once — both closer to my new apartment — and invited friends over to share the experience. I ordered the exact same dishes from both and had them deliver at the same time, so we could conduct a side-by-side comparison.
Jerusalem, the clear winner by unanimous consensus. Nothing was particularly that great, except the light-fluffy-chewy bread, but everything was respectable across the board.
Though really, the outcome was more Red Sea’s defeat (1.7 average rating) than Jerusalem’s victory (2.5).
Incidentally, I made and served my own tabbouleh (see for example 6.091 Couscous Tabouli), which is why I didn’t order any from the restaurants.