There's this cafe on Robson called Falafel Maison. It used to be run by an older couple, but we haven't seen them there in ages. They were awesome. Matt and I went for lunch a few years ago and I had a big bowl of tabouli for lunch, I told the woman I loved her tabouli and she clapped and yelled out, "my tabouli loves you too!".
My mom made tabouli a lot while I was growing up and it's a bit of a comfort food for me, here's how I make it.
Tabouli with Pomegranate and Fresh Herbs
1 cup coarse bulgar
2 cups water
pinch of salt
4 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
3/4 cup of pomegranate seeds
1/2 cup fresh mint, finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 small red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
juice and zest of a lemon
salt and pepper
Bring water to boil and add bulgar and a pinch of salt. Let simmer, covered for five minutes, remove from heat and let sit for 15 minutes. Let cool.
In a large bowl mix tomatoes, cucumber, pomegranate, mint and parsley with the cooled bulgar. In a separate bowl mix all the dressing ingredients, pour over other ingredients and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.