Monday, September 12, 2011

Al Wadee in Little Arabia, Anaheim

Lahmbajin Manakeesh

I never even knew that there was such a thing as Little Arabia or Little Gaza in Anaheim. But I figured that I'd stop by to see what it was about, and these guys (311 South Brookhurst Street, 714-956-2997) seemed to be rather prominently figured online, particularly for this manakeesh, a Lebanese pizza of sorts.

And when one says pizza, it nearly did seem like a pizza with its light crust and toppings of what I believe was minced meat, but spiced up with black pepper and chili, I believe. I guess it was basically like a Turkish lahmacun. Yes, it was pretty good...and dirt cheap at only $2. But I don't know if I'd go out of my way for it.

What was more exciting to me was that Vimto soda in the background. It's some kind of berry soda from the UK that is apparently very popular during Ramadan. It tasted like cherry soda to me though, and I drank it down to the last drop.


Mellerson said...

You can get a Vimto fizz at Cafe Le Caire in Singapore, Jin gets it all the time precisely because it is out of the common way. It reminds me of Ribena

- Melissa

A said...

I much prefer the cheese or the zaatar or the both mixed together versions.