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paerabol
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their couscous is one of my favorite things ever. I mean all their stuff is pretty awesome but there's something about that couscous

5/14/2009 6:40:38 PM

toemoss
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I've found it to be pretty overpriced for stuff that's been sitting on a counter all day.

I prefer Nur Deli if I'm jonesing for some middle-eastern cuisine. The Kofta fucking amazing.

5/14/2009 7:09:34 PM

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<3 baklava

5/14/2009 7:12:59 PM

punchmonk
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if Neomonde was a person and not a building with delicious food, Ken would have a run for his money.

5/14/2009 7:16:43 PM

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last time i was nur (monday i think) one of the food prep ladies had a huge open sore on her wrist. yuck. at least it wasn't actively pussing i guess.

theres a place in north raleigh called aladdin's (six forks/millbrook) that's 10X better than both nur and neomonde...though out of the two i guess i like neomonde better.

5/14/2009 7:22:07 PM

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<3 Jasmin

I go there every time I visit Raleigh. I love how they cut the vegetables with a knife instead of an industrial slicer

5/14/2009 7:34:07 PM

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heck yeah that place is good. i use to go to cary towne mall just to eat there sometimes.

5/14/2009 7:41:35 PM

Nerdchick
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last year they opened a location on Hillsborough St!! I ate there for lunch all the time. great to have a healthy option

5/14/2009 7:52:23 PM

paerabol
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yeah I'm talking to the one behind waffle house, never been to the bakery in cary


but in any case, are people really comparing nur deli to neomonde? I'm not hating on nur, I frequent the establishment, but they're worlds apart

5/14/2009 8:15:29 PM

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neomonde's bread is the best, hands down.

5/14/2009 8:19:17 PM

thumper
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i go to Neomonde in Morrisville once or twice a week, and actually went today....and i got the couscous and a kibbeh pita sandwich. delicious as always!

5/14/2009 8:25:30 PM

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Neomonde > all

2nd favorite would probably be Mediterranean Deli on Franklin St.

5/14/2009 9:59:10 PM

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i will be indulging in some excellent shawarma on the morrow

5/14/2009 9:59:18 PM

FykalJpn
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i hear cddweller likes it

[Edited on May 14, 2009 at 10:05 PM. Reason : sp]

5/14/2009 10:05:47 PM

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"Neomonde > all"


correct...if you're one of those people who never venture more than a few miles away from campus

5/14/2009 10:11:01 PM

punchmonk
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I say Neomondee

5/14/2009 10:27:02 PM

thumper
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i say nee-oh-mond

is that wrong?

5/14/2009 10:28:50 PM

punchmonk
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don't fret, my pet! You say it how you want!

5/14/2009 10:30:14 PM

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5/14/2009 10:31:21 PM

GroundBeef
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NUKE IT

5/14/2009 10:32:08 PM

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This place is wayyyy overrated.

5/14/2009 10:37:31 PM

GroundBeef
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Kill the towelheads

5/14/2009 10:38:54 PM

paerabol
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i say nee-oh-mond

5/15/2009 3:27:08 PM

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"their couscous is one of my favorite things ever. I mean all their stuff is pretty awesome but there's something about that couscous"


yep, totally agree. They spoiled me on couscous, and now I generally don't like it from anywhere else, and especially the dried stuff you make yourself.

I think they have a few keys
1) I think the tomatoes are soaked in vinegar or something. They are very sweet and rich, so they add great flavor to the couscous, but are not over-powering
2) They use just the right amount of olive oil to wetten it up. It's not too wet, not too dry
3) they must have some kind of special black-pepper. You can tell there is not much in it, but it gives a great kick.

FYI, they must use a different recipe or something in the Cary/Morrisville Neomonde. Every time I get couscouse from there it's never as good as from the Raleigh store.



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"I've found it to be pretty overpriced for stuff that's been sitting on a counter all day."

the turnover there is so fast because they're always busy, so the stuff shouldn't be sitting out for too long

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"I prefer Nur Deli if I'm jonesing for some middle-eastern cuisine."

I got some olives from there a while ago, and decided to get a gyro too. I asked for a side of couscous (or maybe hummus, i don't remember), and the girl taking my order looked at me strange, then started laughing. Then she turned to the girl making the orders and said something in Arabic or whatever, and they both had a real good laugh about it. I had no idea what was going on, then she told me "Couscous is Egyptian. We are from Morocco."
oooohhhhkay? It was good natured, but I didn't think it was really that hilarious, and surely i'm not the first person to ever ask for couscous from what I thought was a middle-eastern deli.

5/15/2009 3:35:24 PM

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"FYI, they must use a different recipe or something in the Cary/Morrisville Neomonde. Every time I get couscouse from there it's never as good as from the Raleigh store. "


Wow, I think the couscous at the Morrisville location is the bomb. I need to try it out at the Raleigh location.

Is the Raleigh location open for something other than lunch? Like, 6pm on a Friday - would I be able to stop in and get some take-out?

5/15/2009 3:37:23 PM

agentlion
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well, it's entirely possible that the Cary couscous is just "different", but not necessarily better or worse. I just got used to the Raleigh couscous and I like it so much, I wasn't happy when the stuff in Cary tasted different.
I don't know - they might be the same, or maybe I've just gone on bad days, or maybe it just depends on what you're used to.

they're open till 9 Mon-Sat
http://www.neomonde.com/about/locations.aspx

5/15/2009 3:48:26 PM

alibaby
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love their new restaurant Sitti

5/15/2009 3:51:17 PM

thumper
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i'm making a stop by the Raleigh location after work

5/15/2009 3:55:06 PM

FykalJpn
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"then she told me "Couscous is Egyptian. We are from Morocco.""


that's funny, b/c the owner is egyptian and when i went to morocco, they def. had couscous

5/15/2009 4:02:08 PM

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"I had no idea what was going on, then she told me "Couscous is Egyptian. We are from Morocco." "


maybe she was just stupid?

5/15/2009 4:06:05 PM

agentlion
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maybe she said "we are Egyptian. Couscous is from Morroco". I don't remember.

but that doesn't seem right, because couscous is definitely a middle-eastern thing, right? Which would include Egyptian food. The Neomonde people are from Lebanon I think, so I'm guessing couscous is native to Lebanon too.


[Edited on May 15, 2009 at 4:11 PM. Reason : .]

5/15/2009 4:09:01 PM

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I went to this place for lunch the last day of exams, and holy fuckballs was it packed. It was alright, but I would need a better idea of what to get next time.

5/15/2009 4:29:50 PM

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Agree on the overrated, though i didn't know what to get when I went. was expecting meals and shit.

Also, where the hell is there a Neomonde near Cary Towne Center?

[Edited on May 15, 2009 at 4:39 PM. Reason : 11]

5/15/2009 4:38:03 PM

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i like neomonde and jasmin

i want to try sitti

i usually just end up getting a mediterranean sampler type thing whenever i go out. with like hummus, baba ghanouj, falafel, etc. though i don't think neomonde has falafel. not sure about jasmin. never had it at either. but i know neomonde has stuffed grape leaves! i've always enjoyed their food, but i don't really get anything too difficult and i feel like the pita/hummus are probably the best things there!

though i always want to sample the desserts. wish there was a dessert sampler

this snack mix stuff neomonde has on the market side is really, really good too.

5/15/2009 4:49:07 PM

paerabol
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i also love their mjadarah (sp.?), cabbage delight, chicken salad (those sweet grapes do it for me), blackbean/chick pea salad, tabouli, and generally everything else i've tried. some stuff is about as good as you think it'd be by looking at it, but much of it is surprisingly tasty, with complex flavors and depth.

i usually get the make-your-own platter, and just figured out what i like most by trying everything over time.


plus they have great hummous

5/15/2009 4:51:33 PM

khcadwal
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oh gosh i forgot about tabouli!!! YUMMM.

ughhh i'm so hungry now!!!

5/15/2009 4:53:03 PM

thumper
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neomonde definitely has falafel. i get kibbeh nearly everytime i go, it's a beef and lamb mixture made up into little patties.

that majadreh (sp?) you're talking about - is that the lentils and rice stuff? cuz that is the bomb!

how often do you go there paerabol, and do you visit the morrisville or raleigh location?

5/15/2009 4:57:10 PM

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it's not overpriced. there are other places that have similar food for considerably more.

5/15/2009 5:03:43 PM

thumper
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it wasn't overpriced until sometime in september last year when they raised the prices on their sampler platter and lunch box special by about $2. then it became overpriced. now, a lunch box special (half sandwich, 2 sides, 1 pastry) is freaking $9.68 after tax, and that's too much for lunch. but the food is good, so i continue to go there at least once a week

5/15/2009 5:04:58 PM

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Quote :
"i don't think neomonde has falafel"
They do, and it's good.

5/15/2009 5:10:28 PM

Arab13
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mmmm falafel droooool

5/15/2009 5:13:15 PM

khcadwal
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yum!! i'm going to get it next time!

5/15/2009 5:13:24 PM

paerabol
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that majadreh (sp?) you're talking about - is that the lentils and rice stuff? cuz that is the bomb!

how often do you go there paerabol, and do you visit the morrisville or raleigh location?"



yeah mjadarah is that brown lentil/onion stuff they keep on the warm side, you ever get it with yogurt? it's great like that too

for the past few weeks i've been going there ~twice a week
only been to the raleigh location though


before that like once every 3 months for the last couple years...not sure why the sudden increase, but i'm probably gonna head there in 30 minutes or so. i also didn't know they had falafel, i'll probably try it this time

[Edited on May 15, 2009 at 5:15 PM. Reason : sdfasdf]

5/15/2009 5:13:51 PM

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5/15/2009 5:53:11 PM

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So, anybody watching WRAL right now?
http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/5155742/

[Edited on May 15, 2009 at 6:10 PM. Reason : link]

5/15/2009 6:09:40 PM

mdozer73
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^ The sad part is most infestations come through the supply chain.

5/15/2009 6:23:35 PM

agentlion
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"It was alright, but I would need a better idea of what to get next time."


Lamb schwarma is the wins.
With sides of couscous and hummus, of course


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"this snack mix stuff neomonde has on the market side is really, really good too."

oh yeah, and the spices are crazy cheap. Cumin, paprika, curry, etc - they're much, much cheaper than at the grocery story

[Edited on May 15, 2009 at 6:29 PM. Reason : .]

5/15/2009 6:26:33 PM

tschudi
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they have the best hummus around

5/15/2009 7:50:43 PM

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both this time and the last time I went to neomonde, I saw this same person.

I noticed them last week because they looked to be about 6 months pregnant, smoking, and wearing an awful, awful outfit for a belly that size (high-waisted skirt with the uniform style buttons in two rows, 1/3 of the way in, like this). Then I thought "Well, maybe they're just fat, not smoking while pregnant"

I saw them today. Same skirt, even.

IT'S A MAN

[Edited on May 22, 2009 at 6:27 PM. Reason : as]

5/22/2009 6:26:43 PM

khcadwal
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hahahahaha

oh my

5/22/2009 6:36:36 PM

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