Syrian cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines in the world. The cuisine consists of meals such as mezze or starters, fresh salads, yoghurt-based dips, and main courses. Syrian cuisine is popular in Dubai as both cuisines have an Arab connection. Here, we will discuss some well-known Syrian dishes available at Syrian restaurants in Dubai.
Hummus and falafel are the most popular Syrian savoury dishes, but here we have gathered several Syrian dishes that are less known to most people outside the natives. This list of the best Syrian savoury foods to eat in Dubai:
It is very easy-to-make Middle-Eastern style flat bread served with lunch, dinner or any other meal. The main ingredients of the bread are flour, water, baker's yeast, and salt.
This is a chickpea yoghurt dish which consists of baked pita bread squares, warm yoghurt, and spices. The garnishing of the dish includes ingredients like fried pine nuts, pomegranate fruit and parsley.
It is one of the most popular and healthy Syrian breakfast options. Ful Medames has ingredients such as fava beans, olive oil, chopped parsley, garlic, onion, lemon juice, herbs, spices and other vegetables.
Makdous is a traditional Middle Eastern savoury dish. It is made with baby eggplants and has walnuts, red peppers, chilli and garlic stuffing.
Falafel is one of the most popular Middle Eastern savoury items. It is a deep-fried patty-shaped fritter made from ground chickpeas or fava beans, herbs and spices.
The Arabic and Middle Eastern cuisine is famous for its expansive and mouth-watering cuisine. From the crispy deep-fried Logma (brown dumplings) to the warm and cheesy Kunafa, there are several delectable Arabic delicacies. Here is a list of some of the most popular and tasty desserts:
Kunafa is a traditional Syrian dessert made from Kataifi or shredded Phyllo, cheese or thickened cream, sugar syrup and garnished with pistachios.
It is a type of Middle Eastern doughnut ball that is crispy outside and soft and fluffy inside. It has flour, yeast, cardamom, saffron, and sugar syrup.
Umm Ali is a delicious bread pudding layered with puff pastry, milk, and cream, and garnished with nuts, raisins and coconut.
Rice pudding has different variations throughout the world. The Syrian Rice Pudding is special as it has no eggs, and has the flavour of rose water. It has a thick texture, as the recipe has corn starch.
It is a delicious traditional Syrian dessert that has semolina and cheese dough. The dough is then filled up with cream.
Other than the dishes mentioned above, some of the other popular Syrian desserts include Baklava, Barazek and Mohalabia. Keep the names of these dishes in mind when you explore Syrian restaurants in Dubai.