Sahara Restaurant – Downtown Charleston
I have to say that I love Middle Eastern Cuisine as much as Susan loves Asian Cuisine. Humus and Pita bread are like crack to me. I love the lemon and garlic. The simple seasonings let the flavors of the meats and vegetables shine. I can get my fix at Sahara, but it comes at a cost.
Sahara has two buffet tables, one hot and one cold. The cold bar has a simple salad, humus, Baba ghanouj , and some sweets. The hot bar has lemon chicken, chicken kabobs, gyro meats, two rice dishes and a few vegetarian dishes with eggplant and potato. They also have Fuul (Vicia faba), which is a slow cooked stew of brown beans and red lentils dressed with lemon olive oil and cumin (from Wikipedia). I like all the hot offerings, but I feel that there could be more choices. I hate emtpy wells on a steam table. How about offering Siyyadiyeh, spiced fish over rice, or my favorite stuffed meat dish, Kibbeh.