I really hate this weird Americanized version of Arab Food. Falafel and Hummus along with all these other Baba Ghanouj and various other plates that White people see as dips are literally breakfast food.
It’s like me going to Egypt, and opening up a store that exclusively sells Muffins and Bagels and calling it American cuisine.
Most Arab owned restaurants don’t even bother showcasing their own cuisine anymore, it doesn’t even sell well. All the platters, desserts, meat dishes, stews, pastries, and quite dozens of dishes are reduced to a Falafel sandwich, and some random Couscous on the side picked out Chipotle style.
Everything is commodified and monetized, goddamn.