AND WE’RE BACK! Newcomer Kitchen is now on WEDNESDAYS!
[vegetarian] Harraq Esbaoo حراق اصبعو
A very old and well-known dish in Syria, the name translates “burning his finger”. The notion is that the dish is so delicious, that diners can’t resist going for it before it cools, so they burn their fingers. Lentils and fresh, hand-cut pasta are cooked together with spices then mixed with onions, coriander, and a tamarind & pomegranate molasses dressing, then garnished with crispy fried pita croutons, caramelized onions, fresh coriander and fresh pomegranate seeds.
Ok, here’s my stab at Syrian humour:
How did the Syrian hipster burn his fingers?
He ate his Harraq Esbaoo before it was cool.
[chicken] Fatayer Djaj فطاير الدجاج
[cheese] Fatayer Jibneh فطاير جبنة
Fatayer are a whole category delicious small baked treats that range from open-face, pizza-like flatbreads to cute little baked turnovers, with countless different shapes and fillings. Tonight you can choose between fatayer djaj topped with delicately spiced cubes of halal chicken breast, or fatayer jibneh, stuffed with a mix of cheeses, green onion, parsley and black sesame seeds.
Salateh Malfouf سلطة ملفوف
A cool, refreshing salad made of chopped cabbage, diced tomatoes and pomegranate seeds, dressed with olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, sumac, and fresh mint.
An classic Syrian dessert, a rich buttery semolina and yogurt cake, garnished with almonds and drizzled with a orange-blossom infused syrup.
Flat Rate 6km Delivery
If you live outside the 3km free delivery zone, foodora can deliver for a $10 within a 6km radius
(approx. Park Lawn to DVP, Eglinton to Lakeshore) MAP
Newcomer Kitchen is a new project that invites groups of Syrian refugee 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 an honorarium for the cooks.
We also offer 1 “Guest Cook” spot to help/hang out in the kitchen, learn the recipes and join the ladies for family meal on Wednesday (10:30-4:30). We are asking for a $50 donation for this, which will go to topping up the $ we have to share with the cooks. This is available for purchase online, on a first-come, first-served basis.
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 help 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!
Support Newcomer Kitchen