Sunday, June 23, 2013

Some Foods of the Middle East

We like food. We like GOOD food. We feel very fortunate to have discovered in Allentown, PA, a Syrian presence along with ethnic Syrian restaurants rife with absolutely out of this world offerings for the most discerning palate. Take a look at the Damascus Restaurant web site for a sample of what is available, here. If you've never eaten Middle Eastern food, this restaurant is the place to start, it's ALL good! I've taken the liberty of snapping some shots of our latest dining experience at Damascus, and I hope if/when you are ever in the area, you are able to stop in to enjoy same.

Smoked eggplant dip blended with lemon juice, garlic & sesame paste. (rear plate)
Yogurt spread. This is home made yogurt, best I've ever tasted.  (plate in foreground)
I meant to get a shot of the appetizers before we started, forgot, and almost missed even getting these!!!! It is THAT good!!!

 Lovely olives
 Stuffed grape leaves
Chopped parsley, onions and tomatoes mixed with bulgar wheat, oil, lemon juice and spices
 Lovely fresh garden salad with each entre
 Know why this is their slogan? Because it's true!
Lamb Supreme
Cubes of lamb, mushrooms, green peppers, onions cooked with our special spices.
Spears of eggplant topped with chick peas and onions, baked in tomato sauce.

Kafta Kabob
2 skewers of ground beef mixed with parsley & onions and topped with fresh tomatoes and tahini sauce.

Ground chick peas, combined with fresh damascus spices, deep fried & topped with tahini sauce, tomatoes, parsley and lettuce.


  1. So glad you captured all mouth is watering just remembering!!

  2. I need to expand my palate - thank you for the inspiration here :)

  3. Omg, this is making me drool all over again! SO good!!

  4. I really need to try some Middle Eastern food someday!