He imports spices, fava beans, and fruit nectars from Israel and bakes his own lafah, the Yemenite flatbread that makes his turkey shawarma something special.
When I was eight years old I was already reading a book about Yemenite Jews who had settled in Palestine. I grew up in a traditional home, and the prayers that I recited daily have at least thirty references to Zion.
The Y-chromosome signatures of the Yemenite Jews are also similar to those of other Jewish and Semitic populations.
One of the stand-out tracks on the record is The Last Day - a lugubrious lament that glides between major and minor keys - and it turns out to be a feat of reverse engineering inspired by a sample of an unaccompanied Yemenite singer.
At the beginning she fused modern ballet technique with the softer, grounded style of Yemenite dance but later drew on a wider range of folk traditions.
According to the plan, a larger number of Yemenites living in Monsey were to be smuggled to Israel, but Satmar Hasidim in the township discovered the preparations and prevented their departure.
The holdout record was a Yemenite man who spent about a quarter-century in prison, where he eventually died, rather than comply with a rabbinical court order to divorce his wife.
In his Emma Goldman's Wedding, ethnic references were nicely interwoven in the dance through the stories told by his Yemenite mother, Margalit Oved, a former dancer.
I served the candied eggplant with fresh Malawach which is a popular multilayered fried flatbread brought to Israel by Yemenite Jews.
I got to know the talented and beautiful Israeli-born Yemenite singer during her visits to Tokyo.