This isn’t meant to be a lengthy or particularly introspective blog post – just a picture and explanation of some food that my friends and I enjoyed yesterday afternoon. We spent a lot of time walking around the Friday market, then stopped in this small, Italian-themed cafe on the less-crowded part of Rainbow St., which also doubled as a place for the owner to display his fantastic watercolor paintings.
What is right in front of the camera is my meal, kofte, which is simply (in this case) minced meat with tomatoes on top. To the left of me, somewhat out of view is kibbeh, which are bread balls stuffed with meat and spice. Above that is a bowl of a well-known staple, falafel. I don’t recall what was above that, I think it was some sort of omelet. Finally, to the right of that is a zaatar pizza, zaatar being a mixture of spices that is very common around here especially at breakfast time. We also enjoyed some fruit juices, which are fresh and wonderful around here.