What We’re Loving Now: Beni’s FalafelJune 5, 2019
In front of a burger restaurant at A. Venue and a few steps from a Southeast Asian diner is Beni’s Falafel. Beni’s may be small, but it has already bagged a number of awards, recognizing his Middle-Eastern fare as possibly the best in the city.
Aside from Beni’s Shakshuka and Sabich, his Falafel is a must-try. At PHP 135 it’s a solid, reliable sandwich that delivers beyond expectations.
These fritters start off with a good, crisp exterior that does not leave a greasy aftertaste. The inside is a moist blend of chickpeas, parsley, and a good sprinkle of herbs and spices that manage to still retain the nuttiness from the chickpeas.
Served with some shredded cabbage, onions, and tomatoes (that I eventually drown in the creamy garlic sauce), the falafel holds together well inside the pita bread, which has a gummy texture I like.
Despite falafel not being the most popular choice on most local Middle Eastern menus, Beni’s does a good job of shedding the spotlight on this glossed-over Middle Eastern staple. Brimming with fresh flavors and undeniably delicious, I can’t think of anywhere else to get my falafel fix.