Chicken Kebabs (Turkey)!

This is one of my favorite dishes ever! Chicken kebabs with rice, spicy sliced onions, freshly grilled tomato and pepper. I get it at my favorite Turkish restaurant in Coney Island in Brooklyn called Sahara. The grills are right up front so you see all of the action from your table. They also have a…

Baleadas! (Honduran)

The word ‘baleada’ literally translates to ‘a female that got shot.’ This is also the name of one of the most popular dishes in Honduras. A baleada is a whole wheat tortilla/flat bread folded in half, and filled with several ingredients. One version of the story on how this dish got its name is because…

Haitian Flaky Patty!

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A new Haitian bakery opened up by my house not so long ago. The smell of freshly baked baguettes and pastries was intoxicating whenever I walked by. So, I decided to try their cake for my niece’s birthday. The friendly baker/owner offered me a beef patty as a treat after…

Banchan! (Korean)

I’m a fan of Korean food from BBQ, to delicious noodle dishes, and of course the best meal-in-a-bowl, bibimbap (white rice, vegetables, ground meat, and raw egg). However, my favorite part is the banchan, which refers to the small side dishes served at the beginning of the meal to be shared by the table. The…

Arepas! (Venezuelan)

Like their Colombian cousins, Venezuelan arepas are grilled flatbread patties made out of ground maize (corn) or flour. However, these patties are split and stuffed with delicious ingredients like chicken, pork, cheese, avocado, beans, eggs, chorizo –pretty much anything that you can think of can be added to your arepa. I recently enjoyed “La SureƱa”…

Falafels! (Middle Eastern)

Whenever I want to remember my trip to Egypt, I get a falafel. Although, the popular version in New York City is made from chickpeas just like in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel and Palestine — one bite takes me back to that delicious fava bean falafel that I had in Cairo after a cabaret outing…

Jamaican Tasty Patties!

I LOVE Jamaican patties. I get them from nearby bakeries around my neighborhood in Brooklyn. They are often less than $2, and they fill me up as if I had a full meal. A Jamaican patty contains various delicious fillings and spices baked inside a flaky shell, often tinted golden yellow with an egg yolk…