A Tantalising Taste of Tel Aviv at Bala Baya
IsraeliMiddle Eastern | 16 Jan 2017
Bala Baya is a welcome addition to this part of London that is not necessarily known for a plethora of restaurants, but it’s great to see a venue throbbing with a combination of great food and culture in the area.
What makes this place a little different is the fact that it’s a bakery in the early hours and then the daytime sees it transform into a pita kiosk and ‘proper’ restaurant. And the pitas themselves are cooked ultra-fresh in a special oven, actually made by Chef Tibi’s father himself.
Other delights include the Salmon & tahini, Lamb & dumplings and Red snapper & fennel salad. But back to the pitas, and it’s the pita pockets with different fillings that people go back again and again for.
Then, wash it all down with a nice, refreshing Gazoz! ‘What is Gazoz?’ we hear you cry. Well, Gazoz is a fizzy and fruity homemade drink that the Tel Avivians (sic) go crazy for. And why not when you can sup it in flavours such as Plum with fig & lemon thyme and Watermelon & red basil.
All in all, if you fancy an awesome new joint that’s a little bit different and full to the brim of culture and incredible food, hey presto! Look no further.