1889 Powell St, Vancouver
Tel: (604) 428-7975
Advice: Reservations suggested
With it’s focus on vegetarian Middle Eastern cuisine, the owners have created a wonderful vibe at their Eastside eatery. Over a couple of visits I have tried several of their dishes, love the flavours as well as the healthy options offered.
The Silk Road is a delicious tasting plate of mezze with baba ganoush, labneh, hummus, zaatar, honey, this dish provides a foray into the cuisine and the starting point of the journey. I have tried all of their Saj bread varieties, from the plain, to the chimmichuri to the flavourful Zaatar and each provides a different flavour depending on the type you have to dip in to the dish.
I loved the Muhammara made with red pepper, walnut, lemon, pomegranate, so fresh and so good. Also, shared a bowl of their house-made Hummus with chickpea, lemon, tahini, paprika, parsley.
The Mosakhan Rolls is another great shareable that Lawrence and I enjoyed, enoki mushrooms, sumac and pine nuts rolled in fresh saj, came with a tasty creamy basil tzatziki sauce on the side for dipping.
Roasted Parsnips with labneh, pomegranate molasses was another flavourful dish; we also had the Turmeric Cauliflower with tahini and almonds; and the Butternut Squash & Halloumi Napoleon with pickled sweet pink onions, parsley and pumpkin seeds.
For dessert, we had tried two, the Turmeric Sponge Cake with pine nuts, rose syrup, and house made coconut whip; and the very good Sticky Coffee Date Cake coffee, date filled, bailey’s caramel syrup, cashew ice cream.
With an intriguing brunch and lunch menu, this is a great eatery to visit during the day as well as the night; there is also a selection of drinks including inventive cocktails.
Review by: Richard Wolak