The Village Voice’s Robert Sietsema just introduced readers to what could be Yemen’s answer to Apple Brown Betty.
Fatah. Fantastic layers of oven-roasted flatbreads, honey, nigella seeds, cardamom, and… did somebody say melted butter? Oh yeah, they did.
This wonderfully warm concoction can be found at the new Yemen Cafe [7130 5th Ave], which is Bay Ridge’s answer to… the Yemen Cafe – the one that’s been downtown on Atlantic Avenue since 1986, that is.
And according to the Voice, the full Yemen Cafe experience also entails a menu filled with all the roasted lamb, chicken, and rice dishes one would expect from a Middle Eastern eatery, as well as something that’s more typically French – a complimentary consomme with your meal.
Something that Americans don’t consider typically French [which they might want to reconsider] – a friendly, courteous, bend over backwards for you waitstaff, is also apparently included with your meal.
I, for one, can’t freakin’ wait to try it!