Friday, September 17, 2010


I know I've mentioned Blackboard Eats before. I'm a little obsessed with the money saving website. I've been collecting discount codes for restaurants like I used to collect shoes so I have saved up quite a few codes (and quite a few pairs of unworn shoes). Last week I came to realize I was sitting on at least seven codes, some of which were about to expire. Luckily there is Twitter where dinner plans can be made in an instant. Love that. There's also email and that's how Diana and I came to decide that we should dine at Momed last Friday night. I love Momed. It's right down the street from my old job and when the casual modern Mediterranean spot opened up several months ago, I quickly became a regular, but it had been a while since I've gone and I was anxious to see if it had held up in the months since I'd left.

My first meal at Momed (back in April!) was the halloumi and akawi cheese pide. It's simple and full of flavor. I love halloumi, but don't find myself cooking with it often. I'm always happy to see the squeaky cheese on menus. 

Halloumi and Akawi Cheese Pide at Momed

For this particular outing, we decided to share the zucchini and feta fritters.  I can be picky about summer squash and usually only eat it in my mom's zucchini bread. This fritter made me a convert and I was surprised how pleased I was that the fritter was full of zucchini and not all breading. The yogurt sauce was a tangy cool accompaniment and Diana used the rest on her lamb and beef koefte.

Zucchini Fritters at Momed

Since I had already had the koefte on another occasion so this time I tried something new. The duck shawarma comes with oven dried tomatoes, a healthy dose of garlic spread, and fig confit. It's meaty, tender, and extremely flavorful. Believe it or not, I didn't eat the whole thing and the leftovers were a wonderful breakfast the next morning.

Duck Shawarma

Momed is a nice casual spot for lunch or dinner. Service can sometimes be a little slow depending on how crowded the restaurant is, but it's always friendly and helpful. I just learned that the restaurant offers delivery as well so I hope to try that service on a night when I'm too lazy to drive ten minutes away.

233 S. Beverly Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 270-4444

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Erica said...

ow. I love the looks of their food. Especially the halloumi and akawi cheese pide. Deliciousness. Have a good weekend chicky

Anonymous said...

I adore Halloumi - it's one of my favorite cheeses to cook with, and really like that it can be a meat substitute if I'm ever serving a vegetarian meal.


stuffycheaks said...

I hear you, I'm sitting on about 4-5 BBE coupons as well. Tried the duck schwarma when they had it at one of the food events - very good, meat was tender

Diana said...

I'm so impressed with your restraint! Even if I had taken the duck shawarma home as "leftovers" it wouldn't have even made it to the parking lot.

Joanne said...

This is the kind of place that I would swoon over. Middle eastern flavors always hit the spot for me! delicious.

La Bella Cooks said...

I could easily gain 10 pounds if we had one of those where I live. Looks fabulous.

Joyti said...

I really want that halloumi and akawi cheese much so that I might have to hunt for a recipe. Halloumi reminds me a lot of paneer, which I grew up eating. Both are delicious.

Simones Kitchen said...

O that food looks all really good! You don't find a lot of haloumi on menu's here so I do tend to use it myself in cooking (love the fried haloumi version!)

M. said...

It looks like I would love this place as well :)

Kathleen said...

This sounds like my kind of place to eat!

lynn said...

i'm going here tomorrow and just stumbled upon this old post of yours. *SIGH* i miss you girl!