This was a pretty random pick. Suanne and I was walking along Granville St checking out the place. We wanted to just grab something light to eat and came upon the sign that says “Best in Town”.
I was thinking that Falafel Town could be as good as Abdul’s Sharwarma in Burnaby which I enjoyed a lot.
Falafel Town is a Lebanese restaurant. We know very little about Lebanese food, as a matter of fact we only got to learn what a Falafel really is here. No, we did not try the “best in town” Falafel here. They looked kind of too dryish for our liking that day.
The owner was a really friendly chap and he put up with our questions. As a matter of fact he was quite eager to educate us. We were told that contrary to the spicy hotness of some of the Vancouver Mediterranean food, Lebanese food in essence are not spicy. One thing to describe Lebanaese food is that they are almost always garlicky. They commonly use olive oil and lemon for seasoning too.
Despite our original intention to get something light, we ended up with a Lamb Plate. I just wanted to try the delicious looking meat on the Sharwarma machine. The owner told us that between the three meats they have we should try the lamb. This is $8 and came in a huge plate containing also rice, salad and humus. It’s a full meal and a bit more too. Maybe we were not used to the way this is made … it was sourish for us. The lamb was kind of tough — you know, lots of chewing involved. Between Suanne and I, we finished this nevertheless.
The owner told us to we should also try the Baked Beef Samosa ($5). We are always game to try new stuff. It ended up that the Lamb Plate was too much and we asked for the Baked Beef Samosa to go. I had this for lunch in the office the following day. Again it was too sourish for my taste.
The owner chatted with us about the changes he is seeing on this section of Granville St. He complained that rent is rising but is cautiously hopeful that the transformation that is happening in this side of downtown will bring back the foot traffic. He is excited for the Olympics for sure.