Made from mashed eggplant and spices, baba ghannouj is a light, cool puree best served with soft, warm bread for dipping. We sampled the dish from four local eateries. Here's how they fared:
542 E. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore -- 410-323-7060
Hours --11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily
Restaurant's estimate --10 minutes
Ready in --6 minutes
This order of baba ghannouj, $5.78, had an unappealing brownish tint. Though it tasted fresh, the dip just wasn't that exciting. Some warm, doughy bread came on the side.
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