The Real Middle East

In-PersonSOMA, San Francisco


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Banquet (20+ Guests)
middle eastern
My mom is one of the best cooks I've ever met. A lot of what I know about Middle Eastern cooking, I learned from her. These are all meals that she cooked for me growing up in Saudi and Dubai. I might've added little touches here and there, but the flavors are authentic and not like the food in any Middle Eastern restaurant you've ever been to.

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albacore crudo
albacore tuna, topped with bell peppers (ginger, garlic, jalapeno, cilantro)mix that's seared with hot olive oil, tahini vinaigrette, chili oil
Small Plate
roasted baby eggplant, berbere spicy sauce, mint/basil yogurt, pine nuts, pita crackers, little crispy potato cubes tossed in garlic cilantro and ground coriander.
Egyptian cheese and pastrami pie
Small Plate
home made grilled "pie" stuffed with three types of middle eastern cheeses, middle eastern pastrami with a hint of fenugreek and olive salad mix
Middle Eastern dumpling
Small Plate
steamed lamb and pumpkin dumpling with a curried tomato sauce, dried mint yogurt, Tunisian olive oil
Fall of the bone lamb shank, saffron rice, vadouvan toppings (caramelized onion, carrots, almonds, raising), heirloom tomato salsa, tahini yogurt cucumber salad
Date toffee sticky pudding
topped with tahini cotton candy and served on a banan cream sauce

The Real Middle East

In-PersonSOMA, San Francisco
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