I’ve revealed it already, hummus is one of my favorite comfort foods – I like it fresh and creamy, not too heavy, not too much cumin, and served with fresh bread and delicious pickled vegetables. So of course I had to check this little restaurant when it was recommended over on Slow Travel Berlin, and I found a menu much more varied than just hummus.
Though hummus is of course their main focus, they serve it with brown beans as ful, with tomatoes, vegetables or chicken and even with Gulasch. We chose the ful, which isn’t quite the photogenic dish, but it’s been hearty and dainty (although I must admit I liked Akko’s version a little better). And of course we also had to try the Shakshuka, poached eggs in a sauce of peppers and tomatoes. Which I find is better, because more like a sauce, at Sababa.
But then there came the most delicious sandwich, the Sabich, which I have already heard about from a friend travelling to Tel Aviv (next up on my have-to-go-there-list, just one spot below Tokyo). And he was very right in guessing this would be something for me: fresh pita bread filled with hummus, eggplant, pickles, parsley and boiled egg. The flavor of the egg comes in late, buried beneath hummus and eggplant, and thus serves as a welcome surprise and add-on, making the sandwich quite complex yet very easy to enjoy.
I wish Sabich would take over the role of bubble-tea when it comes to food-trends in Berlin. Until then, Zula has my fix.