Huwebes, Enero 2, 2020

5 Falafel facts you should know

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I've tried and met few Falafel sellers from previous McCormick events from the past 3 years. What curious me is how they manage to make them taste the same with meat and look like one, yet healthy and budget-friendly.

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Falafel is a favorite among vegetarians, it is a deep-fried in a shape of ball are commonly served in a pita, which acts as a pocket or wrapped in a flatbread, also known in western Arab countries as taboon or a flat doughnut-shaped patty, made from ground chickpeas (Garbansos) or fava beans (Kadyos) and spices especially onions which is commonly added to the dough. It is vegetarian food and is one of the most widely consumed and recognized foods of the Middle East. Vendors sell it on the street corners are most popular in countries like Israel, Egypt, and Syria. It is regarded as "fast food" and sold like hot dogs by street vendors. Falafel is also the national dish of Israel. It is now found around the world as part of vegetarian cuisine, and as a form of street food. Falafel also frequently refers to a wrapped sandwich prepared with falafel balls laid over a bed of salad or pickled vegetables and drizzled with hot sauce or a tahini sauce. May also be eaten alone as a snack, or served as part of an assortment of appetizers known as a meze.

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Here are 6 Facts about Falafel you should know

  1. The Coptic church in Egypt ate falafel as it was a vegetarian solution during Lent centuries ago.
  2. As the Egyptians used fava beans in their falafel recipe, soon as it began spreading around the world, each culture had a different version for it. In Israel, the chickpeas replaced the fava beans, and by the time it got to Syria they replaced the chickpeas with foul beans. 
  3. The meaning of the word falafel is a small round thing (pilpal in Aramaic).
  4. After becoming an independent state, Israel went into an economic depression in the 1950s.  Falafel was a cheap, meatless, easy to make a solution that spread all over the country at those years and from that time on it became the national dish for the Israelis. 
  5. The Philippine Independence Day and the International Falafel Day are both celebrated on June 12

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As the founding family of Falafel Yo migrated to Manila in 2011, they wanted to share something from their culture with the Filipinos that they thought will be appreciated and liked. With little adoption and keeping the ingredients and sauces true to its cultural authenticity, Falafel Yo wants to use this popular dish as a bridge between different cultures around the world.

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Falafel Yo will open to the public this January 4, Saturday, at the Uptown Mall in BGC.


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will be given the whole day to anyone who passes by!
See you at 11AM



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