Hummus Tehina & Laffa
My first ever Restaurant Week in Philly! I missed the opportunity in September and will never do so again! Our house sponsored this event so we only had to pay $10 for the $20 lunch and Zahav was absolutely amazing. I have never had Israeli food, nor have I tried good hummus and tehina.
The appetizers were delicious. The Hummus Tehina & Laffa was a clear star at the table, wonderfully traditional and comforting. The laffa with its seasoning was so warm and soft and chewy… the kind of baking I approve of! The hummus was delicious with the olive oil and chili seasoning.
The various Salatim had distinct tastes. My favourites were the beets and carrots. There were also cabbage, eggplants, and cucumbers. Each was marinated nicely, mostly with a combination of sweet and tangy tastes. They were all quite mushy but were still refreshing nonetheless.
My third course was also wild and crazy – Lamb Tongue. It was perfectly grilled, tender, and the texture was lovely. It was like a very chewy sausage but with a touch of lamb flavour. Very delicious. At least it did not look like a tongue even if it did come in long strips. The apricot marmalade in the dish was also a nice balance.