Beni's Falafel is a nondescript restaurant along a small street perpendicular to Makati Avenue. The place is so small that I never noticed it existed until last night, when my friend Jamie brought me there.
Few people ate there, but the staff were whipping up take away bags one after another. It was an encouraging sign because if there were a lot of orders, the food must be good.
It has a small choice of menu, probably 20 food choices or less so it was easy to decide which to order. Since I never had falafel in my life and my friend Jamie was raving about Beni's falafel, I went for the house speciality--Beni's falafel.
At the start, I thought falafels were made of ground beef wrapped with pita bread. However, on my first bite, I realized they were made of veggies....Beni's staff explained falafels were made of ground chickpeas and beans. The fried falafels were moist and succulent and went well with the thick white pita bread, apparently made by an Israeli baker in Mandaluyong, and the yogurt sauce that came with it. On the side, I ordered tomato and cucumber salad, chopped finely and flavored with cilantro. Although the portions were not huge, the meal was indeed filling. I thought the 240 pesos I spent that night was money well spent.
I am already planning my next venture to Beni's to try other Israeli fares.
Two thumbs up to the falafels, but one thumb down to Beni, the Israeli owner, who impressed me to be a surly man who hardly smiled to his customers. But this was made up for by the delicious meal and the wonderful Filipina staff members who happily served us with a smile.
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