Falafel, a beloved Middle Eastern dish, has gained popularity worldwide for its unique blend of flavours and textures. In this blog post, we will explore the fascinating origins of falafel and delve into its various mouthwatering variations. Prepare to embark on a culinary journey that will leave your taste buds tantalized and your appetite satisfied!
Boris's childhood influence
Boris Buono grew up in a household where his well-travelled grandmother introduced him to a fusion kitchen of diverse cuisines. Her rich experiences greatly influenced Boris's culinary style, making him appreciate the beauty of combining different flavours. One of his all-time favourites is the "Arabic meatball," a delectable creation that surprisingly contains no meat at all. Boris' unique twist on this traditional dish showcases his creativity and passion for reinventing classic recipes.
The humble food concept
In Ibiza, Boris stumbled upon a hidden gem—a humble food concept that emphasized the importance of simplicity and quality local ingredients. This concept resonated deeply with him, hence opening Bistro Mondo. The true essence of falafel lies in its humble origins. Whether served in a street cart or in a high-end restaurant, falafel remains a beloved dish that brings people together through its incredible flavours. Boris's own falafel recipe captures the essence of this humble food concept, showcasing how simplicity can create extraordinary taste experiences.
From Marrakech to Ibiza
Take a stroll through the streets of Marrakech, where the air is filled with the tantalizing smell of spices. That is exactly the inspiration behind the Marrakech Salad. A colourful and refreshing combination of flavours that pays homage to the Moorish history of the region. Inspired by this culinary experience, Boris incorporated the essence of Marrakech into his own falafel recipe, infusing it with the spices and herbs that make this dish so irresistible, and serving it with a refreshing Mediterranean sauce; tzatziki, a cold couscous side and all served on lettuce beds.
Break the Falafel Apart
One of the joys of indulging in falafel is the act of breaking it apart, revealing its perfectly crispy exterior and moist, flavorful interior. Pair it with a couscous salad, top it with tzatziki and wrap it in a salad leaf, and you have a delightful meal that satisfies both the senses and the belly. Boris's expert technique ensures that each falafel ball is cooked to perfection, offering a delightful crunch with every bite.
Eating Falafel, the Foodie's Delight
For food enthusiasts and self-proclaimed foodies, falafel is a true delight. Its versatility allows for endless experimentation and combinations, from adding unique sauces and spreads to incorporating them into fusion dishes. Whether you enjoy it as an appetizer, a main course, or even a delicious snack, falafel is guaranteed to please even the most discerning palates.
Savour the flavours of the world at Bistro Mondo
Come and try our Marrakech Salad, a culinary treasure that has captivated food lovers around the world. Whether you're a seasoned foodie or a curious adventurer in the world of gastronomy, exploring the world of falafel is a journey worth taking. So go ahead, join us at Bistro Mondo to savour the flavours, break the falafel apart, and let your taste buds embark on an unforgettable adventure!