there’s a great little place just around the corner from our apartment. during the day you can get steamed buns there, but they got nothing on the late night BBQ.
they only start the fire and to organize everything at 9pm. it looks really sketchy… as a street BBQ could be… but it is so delicious, like street food should be.
it took us a while to open up to it, and try some, then come back again and try something else. we started with squid and beans, mushrooms were never really a stretch, the eggplant was so surprising, because they roast it whole, just like my mother would, and make a “salad” right there on the grill, while it’s still in the shell, it looks great and tastes even better. but the dish that was the biggest leap was the oysters, something about how the clean them on the curb never sat right with yael, but we had to try them, and they are amazing, no other way to put it.
so all summer we’ve been hopping over there, grabbing a quick snack on our way home, and seeing a lot of locals doing the same, while some stay there, sitting with friends and beer, and i said that sitting like this is the one thing i want to do before the summer is over. last night, we sat there with five more friends, ordered a lot of goodies and a twelve-pack of beers and sat there for maybe two hours. it brought a little tear to my eye.