Does anyone of you already tried Falafel? This is one of dish that vegetarian people would love to eat. I was able to try this doughnut-shaped patty when i was still working in Hong Kong. My boss really love beans for his diet. Anything made out from beans, we make sure to try it. It doesnt matter it its a new restaurant, or just an ordinary street vendor.
Falafel is made from chickpeas or beans with lots of minced onion and herbs that make it so flavorful. You will not noticed that there's no meat in there. You can eat Falafel on its own but this is reay good to have it as a main dish, serve with Pita Bread and some fresh lettuce, cucumber and tomatoes with a nice sauce in it.
What do you really know about falafel?
Falafel is very popular in Middle Eastern countries like Israel ,Syria and Egypt.
The origins of falafel is still a mystery. there’s no exact evidence where and when exactly the ancient vegetarian dish was born, but we can track some of it’s historical impact around the world.
Here are some interesting facts about Falafel you probably never knew about:
1. The Coptic church in Egypt ate falafel as it was a vegetarian solution during Lent centuries ago.
2. As the Egyptians used fava beans in their falafel recipe, soon as it began spreading around the world, each culture had a different version for it. In Israel, the chickpeas replaced the fava beans, and by the time it got to Syria they replaced the chickpeas with foul beans.
3. The meaning of the word falafel is small round thing (pilpal in Aramaic)
4. After becoming an independent state, Israel went into an economic depression in the 1950’s. Falafel was a cheap, meatless, easy to make solution that spread all over the country at those years and from that time on it became the national dish for the Israelis.
5. The Philippine Independence Day and the International Falafel Day are both celebrated on June 12
As the founding family of Falafel Yo migrated to Manila in 2011, they wanted to share something from their culture with the Filipinos that they thought will be appreciated and liked. With little adoption and keeping the ingredients and sauces true to it’s cultural authenticity, Falafel Yo wants to use this popular dish as a bridge between different cultures around the world.
When you like something light, easy to digest and healthy for lunch or dinner then Falafel is one of my recommendation.
Good news for Falafel lover …
Falafel Yo will open to public this January 4, Saturday, at the Uptown Mall in BGC, and we will give free falafel the whole day to anyone who passes by!
Make sure to drop by or bring your friends,relatives and enjoy this delicious and healthy dish from Falafel Yo.