A lovely day of endless walking along Alki Beach left us totally famished.We headed to....(where else, huh?) Mediterranean Express in Capitol Hill. Yes, another great middle eastern hide-out. This is a typical dine-in/take out joint, like Garlic Crush or the Mediterranean Kitchen at Kirkland.
You look at the menu on the wall, order what you want, scoop your soup/salad and cutlery and grab a table. The main course is served at your table by the cashier who is also the waitress and helps the cook in the kitchen.
They have 3 vegetarian platter options. All platters are served over Saffron rice, with Hummus, pita bread & soup or salad . We ordered the Vegetarian Combo platter (Hummus, Baba Ganouj, 3 Grape Leaves, 3 Falafels) and the Falafel platter (Ground Garbanzo Beans mixed with parsley, onions, garlic and spices, topped with tahini sauce.). We then took our bowls of soup and sat at a table.
A is still not convinced that it is red lentil, since it's yellow in color.
A (to waitress) : What soup is this?
Waitress : Red lentil soup.
A: The pita bread is exactly what you get at Garlic Crush.