Review: Where's the Tabouli at Hummus Kitchen

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Last night the wife and I went out to Itaewon for a date night. So we did a little food crawl through Itaewon. First stop was Hummus Kitchen. We planned on going to a few more places so we got their signature salad platter which was a gaudy 21,000 won. 

It had a sampling of their signature dishes like Hummus, yogurt, falafel, and salad and (wtf) a peach-like chutney.  First of all the hummus was quite good: smooth and balanced with garlic and lemon. 

Their spicy hummus was too spicy to enjoy the texture of the hummus. Their yogurt were thick and the falafel were amazing. I will have to come back to get a falafel in the future. This would been a great starter of it weren't for the salad. It was a green salad with balsamic dressing. It just didn't go with the dish. It was a bit overpowering. I mean a tabouli or a simple lemon and oil salad would have worked but the sticky sweet dressing didn't jive. 

Also the chutney was too sweet. Finally pita were too small and thin so they weren't enough to collect all the hummus and I don't  like eating hummus with a knife. It is a place with promise but I think they need to give a bit more to the customers to make them want to come back. I mean I can go to an authentic place and get more value for money and...authenticity. 

Hummus Kitchen
737-60 Hannam-dong (50 Itaewon-ro 27na-gil)
Yongsan-gu, Seoul
http://goo.gl/maps/nVRJm

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