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September 27, 2011 Updated : September 27, 2011 | 9:18 am 

A fresh and delicious array of Middle Eastern food

By Valerie Mansour

Metro Halifax

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Special Appetizer Plate

From cooking for a Saudi prince to the kitchen of Halifax’s Turkish Delight to Chef Abod Café on the busy industrial Kempt Road, Chef Abod gets around.

In the former home of Jimmy’s Homestead, this charming chef has an impressive menu of Middle Eastern dishes and food of other cultures.

Chef Abod Café
3217 Kempt Road
Price Range: $$

The Special Appetizer Plate ($9.99) is a large, beautiful presentation of Middle Eastern dishes – hummus, baba ghanoush, roasted red pepper dip, red lentils, two rolled grape leaves and two falafel balls. Everything tastes fresh with a nice balance of garlic and lemon and a hint of spice.

The plate is garnished with radish and lettuce and is accompanied by a basket of warmed pita bread. It’s delicious and filling.

The Chicken Burrito ($9.99) has good flavour and lots of spice, accompanied by a green salad. Despite several tempting desserts, we’ll save those for another day.

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