Syrian cuisine is much like the first cousin of Turkish and Lebanese cuisine, mainly because it was so heavily influenced by the Ottoman Empire. This means they’re huge fans of tangy, salty, and sour flavours. One of the many highlights of Syrian food is their version of tapas known as mezza, which refers to a generous serving of small dishes such as dips or salad. These dishes are usually eaten and scooped with flat bread or vine leaves. Syrians also favour their soft cheeses including labneh, jibneh, and feta.
What should I order?
Kibbeh: A national dish that can be served raw, baked, or fried of finely ground up beef or lamb and mixed in with burghul
Fateh: A dish usually eaten for breakfast made of chickpeas, yoghurt, tahini, and garlic
Kebab Halabi: A kind of kebab, usually made of either beef or lamb, that is served with spicy tomato sauce
Mahshi: Zucchini or eggplant stuffed with ground beef, rice, and nuts
Where should I eat?
379 Liverpool Street
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