Yemen Cafe - Something new and Something Different

Yemen Cafe
176 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201
718.834.9533

On the very last day of my Dining Room class, we went to eat at a little, Middle Eastern restaurant located in the heart of Cobble Hill/Brooklyn Heights in Brooklyn.

I've never really had Middle Eastern cuisine before so this was very new and different to me. There was 14-16 of us, so we had a family style for appetizers and salad and we ordered our own entrees.

Lamb Soup
At first, I thought this was a sauce for the pita bread we received, but it was actually a complimentary lamb soup. It had just the right amount of seasoning with a hint of spice and tasted similarly to curry.

Pita Bread
This is the pita bread that they gave to us. It's similar to Roti Canai (Indian pancake). It has a bit of a crunch to it and tastes really well when dipped in the lamb soup.

Hummus and Baba ghanoush
The waiters also gave us a plate of hummus and Baba ghanoush which I absolutely loved because there's eggplant in it. It complements well with the pita bread.

Lamb Haneeth
This is one of the most popular dishes at Yemen Cafe and many of my classmates ordered it. The lamb is slow roasted and served with mixed vegetables and basmati rice.

I was really excited in trying this dish since it's one of the popular dishes. Everything was up to par and seasoned just perfectly! They gave a large serving of basmati rice.


I've never had lamb that was as moist as the one I had at Yemen Cafe. The meat had a nice shade of pinkness to it, really light and moist, and the best part was it fell right off the bone. This entree was really filling!

The experience of having Middle Eastern cuisine was definitely different, but I liked it. I would definitely would want to try Middle Eastern food at some point in the future. Because I tried Middle Eastern food, it makes me wonder how Australian or even Portuguese food would taste like.

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