Many new Syrian families are arriving in the Kitchener-Waterloo region and we would like to take this opportunity to welcome newcomers to the neighbourhood! We will be doing our part to try to help new families feel welcome to the community by stocking the store with Syrian products and hosting local events. We are also currently providing food catering services to Holiday Inn Cambridge, providing Syrian food twice a day to new families arriving from overseas and temporarily staying at the hotel. We hope that some familiar tastes of home will provide some comfort during this transition time.
Syrian food is truly unique and delicious, and every time we cook up Syrian dishes in the kitchen, the store fills with delicious smells.
Here are a few of our favourite dishes:
Mujadara: lentil and rice mujadara topped with crispy onions is the perfect meal! Cumin flavoured rice, lots of fried onions, yogurt drizzled over top and a side of salad. What else could you want?! Check out this recipe by Arabic Zeal
Ful Mudammas: for breakfast, enjoy fava beans stewed in spices, tahina, garlic and oil. Dip fresh pita bread in it for a deliciously filling start to the day. Check out this recipe by Syrian Foodie in London
Eggplant Fatteh: eggplants and pita are baked in the oven with a yogurt tahina spice mixture and topped with toasted pine nuts and almonds. Try this recipe by Syrian Food in London
Mhalabia Pudding: Thickened milk is combined with sugar to create a sweet pudding and then topped with pistachios and coconut. Try this recipe by Aleppo Food