Fancy a breakfast that is a bit out of the ordinary? Aladdin Taste Of The East / Pitaworks (Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St .; 414-271-0400) recently added Shakshuka ($ 7.95) to the menu. It is believed to originate from Tunisia, the dish of poached eggs in a skillet in a savory mix of simmered tomatoes, red peppers, onions and garlic is served with a side of warm pita bread. This healthy bowl of comfort food will stick to your ribs any time of the day, not just at breakfast. Tasty with just a touch of heat from the spices, the meal is a tasty reward for thinking outside the box.
Chef and owner Azmi Alaeddin has been cooking and preparing his specialties in Milwaukee for over 20 years. Aladdin also has locations at City Hall, Milwaukee Intermodal Station, and is a staple at outdoor festivals. The public market place offers Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes as well as smoothies, lunches, pitas and bowls. The menu is very vegetarian and vegan. Although it’s only a delicatessen at the Milwaukee Public Market, Aladdin has some of the best Middle Eastern cuisine in town. Take it to go or head to the spacious upstairs public market dining room. It is one of the downtown gems for a quiet respite or a get-together.
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