Went to lunch with a coworker. I don't usually go very far from our building, but since there's no decent food by us, there's not really a choice. We ended up at Cafe Lili, and it's been since a long time since I've been there.
With our lunch order, it came with hummus and pita bread. It was delicious, but I didn't want to fill up on bread.
I got the stuffed eggplant dish. It has meat stuffed inside an eggplant, roasted, then baked with tomato and pine nuts on top. The sauce is very close to a marinara sauce and drizzle over it, makes every nice and moist, easy to cut into and enjoy. The dish was so huge, even though it was delicious, there was no way for me to finish it. The sauce is super nice with the meat and the rice, and oh yeah, there's the eggplant. It was so cooked that it melts when you put your fork in it.
We went during lunch time and was a tad worry about finding a place to sit, as they were packed inside and outside. Papa saw us ordering food, already eyeing for a table for us. He led us there, and put our number up for the server and runners. The only thing he shy of doing was pouring our drinks for us, and even that's not true, because after our meal, he came by and poured us some coffee. It was dark as mud and as soon as you sipped it, you feel the caffeine surging thru you. Oh yeah, no falling asleep back at the office after that.
5757 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057