Friday, November 05, 2010

FALAFEL


Ever since my two trips to Israel, I have fallen in love with the FALAFEL sandwich. What is a FALAFEL sandwich? FALAFEL is a ball made from ground chickpeas and is served in a pita with salads, pickled vegetables and sauces in it as well. It is absolutely amazing.

So this past weekend when my wife and I were in New Jersey we were walking around a mall and noticed that there was a large Jewish population in the area. So I went out to our JEEP and plugged the word "FALAFEL" into my GPS and followed the directions to Ibbs Falafel in Freehold, New Jersey. What a wonderful lunch we had. It made me feel like I was sitting back in the Old city of Jerusalem where I ate the best FALAFEL sandwich I have ever had.

You can also buy FALAFEL at Costco. We have and my wife found a recipie and from it made a pretty mean FALAFEL sandwich herself.

So if you are reading this posting and you live anywhere or know of any place where someone can get a really good FALAFEL sandwich, please post a comment and let me know. If I am ever near that area I will set my GPS so I can enjoy some FALAFEL.

After all, in my book the only sandwich that comes close to comparing with a good FALAFEL would be Liverwurst with Miracle Whip! YUM! YUM!

10 comments:

Renee Wagner said...

Although Israel was an AMAZING trip--Subway would have been a welcome site! But I am glad you enjoyed the sandwich. Miss you guys.

Pastor Scott said...

Wait a second, Renee. Subway doesn't serve FALAFEL or LIVERWURST! Just kidding! We miss and love you guys as well! Blessings to you and Dan!

Mary Barr said...

MMMMMMM....Just think 2 years ago from right now we were enjoying Falafel in Israel...
We miss you and Laura!

Pastor Scott said...

Ah, Mary! Now that is a great memory! Thanks so much for your comment. We miss you as well. Our love to all!

Anonymous said...

Just to let you know that falafel is not an Israeli recipe - it was invented by Greeks/Turks/Arabs in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Edward said...

Best falafel place outside the Middle East is FALAFEL ROXY, located at the corner of Victory and Sepulveda in Los Angeles.

Zanyar said...

I was eating Falafel and searching in Google for some nice pictures of it. I found your blog picture, it is amazing. I am writing this from Iraq, Kurdistan Region. We have best Falafel ever.....

Anonymous said...

Hello folks,

If you are ever in Brooklyn go to the Falafel place called Oasis located on 161 N 7th st. Between Bedford Ave and Berry st. Sooo goood!!!

Anonymous said...

Falafel is an Arabic food, not an Israeli food... The Israelis took it up based on location, which I can see how that may confuse tourists. Either way, it's awesome!

A Crafty Arab said...

I'm so glad you found falafel, but it is an Arab food, not Israeli. your photo is very misleading. It would be the same if I took a photo of Matzah ball soup and put a Saudi flag on it.