We learned that Iraqi dishes contain a large variety of rice, vegetables and meats and it is customary to serve Iraqi tea (a strong brewed sweet tea served HOT!) right before the meal.
Our hostess served us Kibbeh, Turshi (pickled vegetables), Tabbouleh, Lahmacun, and Laffa. They serve everything family style and you just sort of grab and pass. Honestly, we were so warmly welcomed, and Iraqi's really take hospitality very seriously. They make sure you are comfortable and well-fed, then send you home with a huge mound of leftovers! We had such a wonderful time with our new friends!
Then on Thursday, we went out for Indian food for the first time:
We feel like we are fairly adventurous as far as food goes, so we couldn't believe that we hadn't tried Indian food yet. This was an equally yummy meal, and once again, the kiddos were troopers and tried everything!
We ordered cheese Pakora, Samosas, Lamb Vindaloo and Chicken Tikki Masala. Really, the flavors don't compare to anything I've ever had and everything was so amazing!
So, I suppose last week was about trying new things and making new friends...and we loved it!
So, question...what is your favorite ethnic food?