A Japanese-Mediterranean Fusion dish: oven-baked Miso Rice Falafels wrapped in fresh pita bread and served with Greek yogurt sauce.
Although I am Taiwanese and I’ve mostly been eating Asian/Taiwanese food in my life, I have a weird obsession with Mediterranean food. Perhaps this obsession could be traced back to L’as du Fallafel in Paris…Yep, It’s definitely that.
A few months ago, I met Mr. Numan Karabiyik, the co-founder of Boochman Kombucha (a Kombucha taproom located in Berkeley, California). While he was culinary trained in Turkey, he ended up gaining a lot of his restaurant experience in Japanese restaurants. He was the one who first introduced me to Japanese-Mediterranean fusion food — this recipe was inspired by him.