The name Souq derives from the Arabic word for market and the restaurant is serving up a smorgasboard of offerings from across the Middle East and northern Africa.
Here are five dishes that we felt you absolutely must try if eating at Souq.
FATOUSH BI TAHINI
You may think I am taking an easy way out by starting off this list with a fatoush. Well, this isn’t a normal fatoush. The chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, green onions and parsley are smothered in a delicious tahini with a squirt of lemon and dried mint. It’s creamy goodness.
KUFTA WITH TAHINI
Ready for some more delicious tahini? The Kufta with Tahini is a traditional dish from the Levant. A layer of fresh ground Ontario beef is mixed with a delicious blend of herbs and spices. It’s then topped with a layer of fresh cut potatoes served in a tahini based gravy. Yes. I said it’s a tahini based gravy and it’s fabulous.
If you haven’t had Moroccan cuisine, you’re missing out big time. This dish is a delicacy from the north African country. Made with Ontario lamb and local vegetables slowly cooked in a shallow conical pot.
This is a Souq specialty you will be sure to love.
MACORNA BI BISHAMAL
If you love Italian food, this may be the perfect dish to introduce you to Egyptian cuisine. It’s an Egyptian take on lasagna. Pasta is layered with a delicious Ontario sourced beef and smothered in a creamy bechamel sauce. A rich dish that is sure to make your taste buds dance.
A lovely vegetarian dish. Everything about this eggplant moussaka was delicious. From the eggplant that was perfectly cooked to the tomato based sauce on top.