Found it! Found myself some Yemen food…Wonderful!
Hanging out in Cobble Hill, in crazy hot temperatures and craving something new and exciting for lunch…what do I find..simply what I have been craving for..Yemen food at Yemen Café.
I was greeted right when I walked in with a warm welcoming smile. (which I love..obviously!)
After skimming through the menu and getting overwhelmed with my options I opted to get a glimpse of every steaming plate of food that was leaving the kitchen. This food was so beautiful and the smell coming from the kitchen was so overwhelming, I had to ask to take a look inside….which usually never works but today it did!
When I went into the back they were in the middle of baking their traditional Yemen flat bread. They were preparing this bread by flattening it out on a small circular pillow and pressing it against the wall of their tandoor..this process is almost exactly how naan is made in Indian kitchens. The tandoor oven was scorching hot and one of the largest ones I have ever seen. I think it is because their bread is so large and in charge.
The bread was used to dip into everything that came to the table. Sautéed lamb livers; sautéed lamb with onions, tomatoes and Yemen spices; Haneez (slow roasted lamb) served with pilaf and stewed okra..ha ha! Just realized it was all lamb..My fave by the way.
Please check out this spot. The food is delicious and the staff if so warm and welcoming. They will answer any questions and will suggest only the best. Enjoy!