#throwbackthursday This is the very first dish that Newcomer Kitchen ever sold, back in May of 2016. It was so incredibly delicious, but for some reason hasn’t appeared on the menu since, so we’re excited to offer it again!
Tender cubes of halal beef with onions in a rich yogurt sauce, spiced with fried garlic and mint.
[vegetarian] Mushroom Shakriya
Whole mushrooms in a rich yogurt sauce
both come with Rez bel Shairieh – short grain Egyptian rice with shards of golden toasted vermicelli noodles
Fattoush (فتوش) is a popular Levantine bread salad made from toasted or fried pieces of pita bread (khubz ‘arabi) combined with mixed greens, fresh vegetables like tomatoes, cucumber and radish, but vary according to season and region. Fresh mint and parsley lend a freshness and complexity, and dried sumac (the same staghorn sumac that grows here in Ontario) gives the olive oil-based dressing a distinctive tangy flavour.
Ma’amoul ( معمول العيد )
Rich, buttery shortbread cookies stuffed with a date filling are a traditional holiday treat for Eid, often pressed into decorative shapes in carved wooden molds.
Meals are available for pickup from The Depanneur,
1033 College Street (between Dufferin & Dovercourt) from 6–7pm
foodora sponsors FREE Delivery within 3km radius
(approx. Keele to Spadina, St. Clair to Lakeshore)
NEW 6km Delivery Option!
If you live outside the free delivery zone, we are testing a new delivery option in partnership with foodora: $10 flat fee for any address within a 6km radius
(approx. Park Lawn to DVP, Eglinton to Lakeshore).
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 spot to help/hang out in the kitchen, learn the recipes and join the ladies for family meal on Thursday afternoon. 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 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!