How Many of These Bread Dips Can You Identify?

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This delicious collection of 15 bread dips is Dish #29 in our countdown.


Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in every day (weekends, too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team.

Hell's Kitchen restaurant Balkanika offers a humongous appetizing platter of 15 bread dips, including familiar ones, plus examples the restaurant has invented. The familiar ones come from the Middle East, Turkey, and the Balkans.

Beginning with the bright yellow dip at 12 o'clock and moving in a clockwise direction, the dips are:

1. Almond tumeric hummus
2. Artichoke spread
3. Hummus
4. Lentil ezme
5. Ajvar
6. Roast eggplant
7. Almond olive
8. Russian eggplant
9. Leek ezme
10. Celery root
11. Pesto porcini
12. Spicy red hummus
13. Pignoli beet
14. Fava
15. (center) Carp roe


Balkanika
691 Ninth Avenue
212-974-0300


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Location Info

Balkanika

691 9th Ave., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant


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3 comments
Hoffm
Hoffm

@robertsietsema Vegetarian carp roe? What is this place, WD-50? ;) (Looks delicious, btw.)

robertsietsema
robertsietsema

@Hoffm got me! yes forgot about the 1/15th that contained animal material

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