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Dues Paid, Eddie Huang Gets the Best Cuts at Yemen Cafe

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New York City is home to a lot of restaurants, more than any rational human being can ever hope to visit. Among that number are hidden gems the majority of New Yorkers just aren't unearthing. To help guide us to these potential discoveries, we've enlisted some of our city's many food luminaries to share with us their under the radar recommendations for Dining Confidential.


Our latest pick comes from chef/restaurateur and possible future TV personality Eddie Huang of BaoHaus.

"I would recommend Yemen Cafe on Atlantic in Brooklyn. The Yaneez for $17 is the only thing you need to order there. It comes out on a large white plate with rice, salta (Yemenese stewed vegetables with starch), and giant hunks of lamb. They may give you shank, ribs, chops, neck, shoulder, etc. You never know. Like at Shopsin's, pay your dues before you start requesting particular cuts. I've been going for years and always get the neck and shoulder now. Everything else is good, but it's like going to a Peking Duck restaurant, just get the Yaneez. As part of the meal, they start you off with soup and a salad with really fresh dressing that has some combination of minced onions, peppers, vinegar, etc. You won't be able to move after eating, but luckily there's complimentary cinnamon tea that you can help yourself to for dessert."
—Gary Wong
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Yemen Cafe

176 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201