Review: Anaheim's House of Mandi celebrates Yemeni cuisine

Bill Addison reviews the meaty, fragrantly spiced Yemeni cooking at House of Mandi in Anaheim
Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • July 15, 2021
At House of Mandi in Anaheim, a young server requires both hands to hoist a platter full of gold. The menu labels it “No. 7,” a hulking tray of rice, chicken and lamb stained in sunset shades of turmeric and saffron. So many meaty, half-buried...
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