Levantine cuisine has no shortage of kebabs – as Islamic culture spread across the world it brought with it many dishes, and brought back many inspirations and influences. So it comes as no surprise that there are countless kebab dishes in India, nor that Indian culinary ideas have also filtered back through to the Middle East. Kebab Hindi, or “Indian-Style Kebab”, is a long-standing traditional Syrian favourite, even as cooking meat in a tomato and onion-based reduction is a common Indian technique. This dish features skewers of a combination of halal ground beef and lamb garnished with pine nuts and parsley, and is served alongside Rez bel Shairieh (rice with vermicelli) .
[Veggie] Fasolia bel Zait فاصولية بالزيت
Green beans and garlic slow-cooked in olive oil with tomatoes and garnished with tart pomegranate molasses; served with a slice of Ejett Kousa عجة كوسا, a zucchini frittata with with green onion, parsley, garlic, dried mint, flour and eggs, and a side of Rez bel Shairieh (rice with vermicelli)
Salateh Naameh سلطة ناعمة
This “fine salad” can be found throughout the middle east, with tomatoes, cucumber, and white onion are finely diced and seasoned with olive oil, mint and lemon juice.
Asawar El Sit (سوار الست)
A traditional Aleppan baklava made from phyllo dough that has been rolled into a cylinder, then again into the form of a ring (the name means “bracelet”). The small pastries are baked, sprinkled with simple syrup, and filled with finely chopped pistachios.
Newcomer Kitchen’s weekly pop-up take place on WEDNESDAYS.
Meals are available for pickup from The Depanneur, 1033 College Street (between Dufferin & Dovercourt) from 6–7pm
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(approx Keele to Spadina, St. Clair to Lakeshore)
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(approx. Park Lawn to DVP, Eglinton to Lakeshore).
Pickups & deliveries take place between 6–7pm
Orders placed after 4pm on Wednesday can be for pickup only
Newcomer Kitchen is a new project that invites groups of Syrian newcomer women to use our kitchen to cook traditional Syrian dishes in a fun, social setting. Meals are prepared and packaged, and then sold online for pickup or delivery to pay for all the ingredients and provide a source of revenue for the cooks.
We also offer “Guest Cook” spots on Wednesdays where you can help & hang out in the kitchen, learn the recipes and join the ladies for family meal. These can now be booked via AirBnB Experiences.
Proceeds from the sale of meals goes directly to the newcomer cooks. However this does not cover the costs of the enormous amount of behind-the-scenes coordination required to keep this project going. You can support the Newcomer Kitchen project directly and our vision of expanding this model to support more women in more neighbourhoods!
Help us take this idea into any restaurant kitchen, in any city in the world!
Learn more about the Newcomer Kitchen project.