Marib

Marib, 6981 Hechinger Drive, Springfield, VA, 703-376-3388, note the larger sign still says “BBQ Delight.” More importantly, this is easier to find than most places in Springfield, easily accessible through Backlick Rd. in Annandale, or 495 or 395. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | Ylp | Don Rockwell]

Marib, Chicken Mandi

Marib, Chicken Mandi

Very special, the best of the growing number of Yemeni places around. Their saltah, a boiled vegetables dish which sounds awful, is a knockout due to the herbs and flavoring. Chicken mandi has lovely, moist meat with excellent onions on top of the fluffy rice.

Marib, foul

Marib, foul

Foul, lentil soup, layered rice dishes, breakfast dishes, plain old hummus, there are many very good dishes here. I have yet to try the lamb. And like the other Yemeni places around, they have those $40 desserts, bread and stuff soaked in honey, I have yet to try them. Strongly recommended.

Marib, saltah

Marib, saltah

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