Category: Ingredients

The Perfectly Seasoned Crispy Falafel

Its origin hotly debated by Middle Eastern countries who all want to claim its fame, Falafel is a wildly popular crunchy iconic street-food made from a ground mixture of chickpeas, fava beans, and tahini (sesame seed paste).

Deep-fried, the seasoned veggie patties can be eaten alone, alongside fresh vegetables, a salad, rice, or in a fresh-baked pita wrapped like a sandwich. At Moby Dick House of Kabob, our falafel entrée is served with basmati rice,

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Moby’s Cookie

The perfect end to every meal is something sweet. Here at Moby Dick House of Kabob, we are always looking for new and refreshing ways to meet guest expectations. Recently, Moby Dick decided to work on a new dessert menu item, the Moby Cookie. Now available at your favorite Moby location, the sweet round snack, is made from a high gluten wheat flour, brown sugar, dried figs, organic pitted dates, dried apricots, tahini paste made from sesame seeds,

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Spinach: Superfood Ingredient

Spinach makes you strong! This popular notion of Spinach is because it is naturally high in iron. Iron is good for your red blood cells and for energy. Spinach is packed full of vitamins which makes it a super-food. Spinach is high in nutrients and low in calories. At Moby Dick, we take our Spinach seriously. The main ingredient in our Veggie Plate and popular Spinach Salad we are careful to source and select only the freshest leaves which are stored in a dry and cool area in our coolers so that it is crisp and full of nutrients when we make each dish.

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Feta Cheese

Do you know what the Moby Dick’s House Salad, Spinach Salad, and Mediterranean Salad all have in common? They each come with feta cheese. Feta cheese is a brined creamy white cheese. Feta is very nutritious and is also an excellent source of calcium.

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Kashk Bademjan

Always made fresh, the Kashk Bademjan at Moby Dick House of Kabob is a combination of sautéed eggplant, whipped garlic, traditional Persian herbs, a hint of salt and pepper, and garnished with caramelized onion and creamy yogurt.

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Saffron: A Precious, Fragrant, and Ancient Spice

As one of the oldest and most expensive spices in the world, saffron is a culinary ingredient with a bold, golden-yellow hue and a savory-sweet smell that envelops your senses all at once.

First cultivated and used by the Ancient Greeks, saffron is the thread-like stigmas from the center of the saffron crocus flower. Commercially grown in India, Iran, Greece, and Morocco, saffron is quite the expensive delicacy. In fact, truly good saffron can cost thousands of dollars by the pound!

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Open Flame — The “Secret” Ingredient

Cooking over an open fire is a tradition in virtually every culture. From Japan’s hibachi to Argentina’s Asado, different civilizations have developed their own unique relationships with open flame cooking. This method of cooking allows for a smoky complexity of flavor to seep into your food –the kind of taste you can’t get from other methods like stove top or oven baking.

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Basmati Rice: Persian Perfection

If you’ve ever had the rice we serve here at Moby Dick House of Kabob, you may wonder why it tastes so different from the kind of rice you cook at home.

The answer actually isn’t a secret —it’s because we use basmati rice.

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Sumac: One of Our Most Popular and Delicious Spices

There are some spices that, when applied to food, have a magical ability to bring out the best in a particular dish and make it even more flavorful. Sumac is one such spice. Here at Moby Dick House of Kabob, we love sumac—and so do our guests! That’s why we use it in so many of our dishes and offer it to our guests as a condiment. As you’ll soon find out, the origins and applications of this spice are actually quite fascinating.

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