Best grooviest goo (2008)
The bubbling pot of goo known as salta is Yemen's national dish, a deep-desert concoction of cubed veggies, lamb, and gravy topped with an emulsion of fenugreek that's a dead ringer for the foamy stuff put on cocktails. This stew at Sanaa is unforgettable, especially when dipped with fragments of their homemade pitas. Apart from a few more Yemeni specialties, the balance of the menu is a crowd-pleasing assortment of Middle Eastern favorites like hummus, baba ghanoush, and kebabs, but you can also get liver and kidneys at breakfast. Not your idea of breakfast?