There aren’t many restaurants on Oahu that feature Jewish cuisine. One hidden gem that does is Yudi’s Deli in Manoa Valley. I learned about Yudi’s – and the cuisine in general – through a coworker of mine who is Jewish.
After trying her home-made Latkes, I already knew this was food I could dig.
Shown above is a Falafel Platter from Yudi’s. It includes 5 Falafel, which are those meatball (but no meat; I think he uses fava beans and chickpeas) looking things, Babaganoush (how Yudi spells it), Hummus, 2 types of Cole Slaw, an Israeli salad (bottom left) and pita bread….
It shows only one pita here (pretty big and thick), but IIRC, it included two.
Like an appetizer, you put all that stuff on or inside the pita bread, in a cumbersome sort of way, but the overall combination of textures and flavors are fantastic. This is a vegetarian dish, making it a refreshing experience; not heavy.
Hopefully I’ll get around to doing a full review of Yudi’s soon.
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