Let’s talk Khachapuri, particularly the adjaran / adjaruli style (Georgian cheesebread that a lot of Armenians make)


#101

No way! I’m just curious and am more proud if they’re Armenians. Armen sounds very Armenian… nemroz is twist on nemrA


#102

He is. He told me when I was there the other day. Armen Piskoulian is the guy behind it. I’m not sure where the name Tony comes from and I forgot to ask.


#103

It’s a good nickname. Beats Armen Khachapuri if you’re tryin to appeal to insta crowd. They’re winning because of their strategy and location.


#104

#105

i know a great place where they can get some onions.


#106

Thanks for the detail @AlwaysHungry. :wink: I’m in no mood to research “this Tony dude”.

Great thread @Nemroz! I agree about delivery killing off half the joy. It is so damn convenient. But funny thing is your delivery looks better than the in-house.

Gotta’ Love L.A. Most of the country doesn’t have access to any “ethnic” restaurants or markets, but we get to debate which ones are the best or most traditional.


#107

@AlwaysHungry Sorry to hear about your experience. Thanks for taking one for the team.

I’m gonna save carbs and calories for something else.


#108

Homemade version…


That’s beurre de baratte melting into the cheese. I used sulguni with organic Armenian Farmer’s cheese, and Bulgarian feta. Tasted great but didn’t have the right consistency. Plus the egg was off center. Will be better next time.


#109

I love Pink Orchid’s khachapuri. They do cook the eggs firmer than some other places I’ve had it, but I haven’t had a problem with them being overcooked. For me they’re perfect.

(I also got laughed at there. I said “Bandari sandwich” something like six times, then wrote it down on a piece of paper. I really don’t think my pronunciation was THAT bad, especially since there was only one sandwich I possibly could have meant. It’s maybe not the best place to go if you have social anxiety.)


#110

Looks delicious to me.


#111

Thank you!


#112

What’s this bandari sandwich? Funny story. Our people don’t give a crap lol


#113

It’s a hot sandwich with sausage, potatoes, tomato, parsley, pickles, and lettuce. One of my favorite sandwiches in town. Even if I apparently can’t speak its name.


#114

Bandari

oh it’s persian? (per google). youre saying baan daah ree and it’s wrong?


#115

Yeah, just like that. And I do know how to pronounce Persian vowels. Maybe it came out sounding funny because of my accent?


#116

Should’ve asked for a Bandari “sando” :wink:


#117

Ohhh - that bread looks awesome! Perfectly cooked!

Now to get myself over there…


#118

Touched base with my Russian Armenian crew. They raved about Tony’s.


#119

you have an us crew? :slight_smile:


#120

I do! Three lovely sisters. Dad is Russian Armenian and mom is a Ukranian Jew.