Kosher cooking adheres to a relatively simple set of principles: don't smear food on walls, don't feed your roommate while he is sleeping, and make sure all the food you're cooking is kosher. Keep culinary skills in check with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of kosher Middle Eastern fare at Hamizrach Glatt Kosher Restaurant.
Hamizrach Glatt Kosher Restaurant's menu serenades bellies with a chorus of kebabs, hummus, falafel, and other Middle Eastern specialties, all meticulously prepared in adherence to kosher guidelines. Divvy up the Moroccan platter, a medley of falafel, spring rolls, cigars, and Israeli salad ($13). Pita sandwiches trap falafel ($6) and shawarma ($10) between their starchy jaws, and hot chicken lentil soup ($8), unlike a slow dance with a snowman, warms the stomach. Diners can break from chewing to admire their reflections in the warm-hued dining room's polished hardwood floors before steering tongues toward entrees such as the manti, traditional Bukharian steamed dumplings stuffed with a beef and lamb mix ($17) or the oven-baked rainbow-trout fillet ($23).
Hamizrach Glatt Kosher Restaurant
In crafting their Middle Eastern dishes, the chefs at Hamizrach Glatt Kosher Restaurant closely follow kosher guidelines—they keep meat separate from fish and dairy and don’t wash dishes and utensils together. Though strict in their preparation, they experiment in blending culinary styles, drawing often from Asian recipes to create such foods as spring rolls and 40 varieties of maki and nigiri rolls. They also prepare hot and cold appetizers such as hummus, falafel, and baba ghanouj, followed by spiced entrees such as chicken shish kebabs, chicken schnitzel, or steamed beef and lamb dumplings.