Thursday, April 24, 2008

As a Jordanian I have strong passion toward Falafel by birth and recently it became a weekly habit to eat Falafel at least once a week and like most Jordanians who owns KIA Sephia I put Al-Qudss' Falafel on the top of the list, Fouaad Falafel downtown comes in the second place as a favorite Falafel place although I do not go there that much, for easy access and almost 24/7 Falafel I do not mind Abu Jbarah restaurant 2nd Circle and the story of over complicating the falafel sandwich started there.


Two days ago I went to second circle aiming for 25 Sandwich for the hungry family and because each one have his own customization for falafel I had to write it down, some of them did not want Tahini salad but Arabic Salad, other wanted some red pepper, some wanted some extra pickles; so far things were just fine as we are used to customizing falafel sandwiches,one size fits all does not work with falafel and in fact falafel businessmen are used to to give the consumer the liberty of customizing the sandwich for free with big smile but let me rephrase it, They were used but it seems they are not anymore.

If you are not a Middle Eastern then you might think that my family complicating the order but they are not, customizing falafel sandwich has always been normal and most importantly FOR FREE.

So I went to the cash, paid for 25 sandwich and I hand the customization list once I went inside to the Chef and he compared it with my chit he started to explain their new algorithm of counting the cost of Falafel Sandwich; instead of asking for Super Falafel or Extra Falafel you have to mention to the cashier how many customization per sandwich you want to have, for example the default ingredients of Falafel Sandwich is Falafel (Of course), Hommus, salad (Arabic of Tahini) and some pickles but that how it used to be and now if you want add any item to the default one you have to pay 5 piasters although they do not mention the amount of that add-on, although this isn't a good thing but it might be acceptable especially with the price inflation but the ridiculous thing is that if you ask him not to include Tahini and instead you want some hot pepper and extra pickle they will count them as TWO extra items although it is just one as you just excluded another.

So next time you go to Falafel Showroom make sure to bring your Scientific Calculator with you and maybe soon we will hear about Falafel customization for dummies, Customize your falafel at ZERO cost CALL US NOW or maybe we should start doing Falafel at home.

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