[beef] Shamborak شمبورك
by Dilsha, in the style of Al Kamishli City
Probably the ancestor of every meat pie in the Western world. Thin, yeasted wheat flour dough is stuffed with a mixture of cooked onions and halal ground beef spiced with black pepper, and then baked (or sometimes fried). It comes with a traditional accompaniment, Ayran, a tangy, savoury yogurt drink garnished with dried mint.
[vegetarian] Shamborak شمبورك
We’ll also be making a vegetarian version of the shamborak stuffed with a mix of spiced mushrooms, green and red peppers, corn and fried onion.
Salatet Batata سلطة بطاطا
Cubes of tender potato combined with tomatoes and finely cut fresh mint leaves, parsley, green and white onion drizzled with olive oil.
Torab el Molook تراب الملوك
A cool, creamy, layered trifle of sorts, perfect for a warm summer night. Vanilla custard and rich clotted cream with fresh pineapple and golden crumbled biscuits, from which the dish likely gets its name (Sand of Kings)
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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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!