So. Much. Eggplant.
There's that moment every vegetarian in the Middle East fears: Dinner was going so well — until you came out as a non-meat eater.
Suddenly everyone begins to look at you like you've gone mad. Then come the various stages of denial: Oh, so you say you're a vegetarian? Well, let me put some meat on your plate as if you didn't say a thing.
I mean, why wouldn't you eat the most expensive part of the meal? You'll die otherwise.
Sure, everyone is fretting because they just want you to be happy. But let's be real here for a moment: There's still SO much vegetarian goodness to enjoy.
Because everywhere you go there's a stand like this bursting with fresh flavor.
And maybe some extra protein masked as bugs.