Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hummus Said | Another day, another chickpea.

Lunchin' with the missus and my work friends is fun.
The only downside is when you have a bunch of people trying to decide where to go for food.
On this occasion it was surprisingly easy; everyone wanted to eat at Said's Tel-Aviv branch.
Who am I to disagree? It's nearby, delicious and fairly priced.

hummus,tahini,chickpeas,olive oil,egg,paprika
msabbaha: a mix of hummus, tahini, chickpeas, lemon juice and hot sauce

The missus ordered a msabbaha and was very pleased with it.
The warm, spicy and savory dish is a great take on hummus, with the chickpeas mixed into the hummus-tahini mash-up, as well as added on top for texture and flavor.
Freshly chopped parsley is a colorful garnish but also adds lots of fresh flavor.

fava beans,hummus,chickpeas,olive oil, paprika,tahini
mahluta: hummus, ful (fava beans) chickpeas, tahini, spicy lemon sauce, olive oil and paprika 

The mahluta is my favorite spin on hummus in this fine location.
The hot fava bean stew is a great contrast with the room-temperature hummus and the cold tahini.
The warm chickpeas add a texture play to every bite, and the lemony-spicy sauce that is added makes you want to dip your pita again and again.

Bottom line: while the original Said (located in Acre, Israel - locally known as Akko) is well known for an amazing hummus - this branch has a hummus paste that is average by itself, and is usually upstaged by the supplements.
However, to get to Akko I'd have to take a train, so this is pretty good for a work lunch.
Also: if you're there - try the shawarma.   


  1. Where is it? In the Yemenite quarter? I haven't eaten there for years and years. The dishes look lovely but so much oil. Are the pittot warm.

    1. Derech Menachem Begin 120
      The pita's are fresh but not warm, however they can toast them for you.

  2. Is it in the Yemenite quarter? I haven't eaten there for years and years. The houmous looks lovely but so much oil. There's a Sayid in Or Yehuda as well.i wonder if it's the same restaurant.

  3. Oh. Sorry. Sabib. Forget about Or Yehuda.

  4. I'm sorry. I'm really not with it today. Go back to Sayid in Or Yehuda again. How do the one you went to lay their tables?


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