Suraya is a Lebanese cafe and market in the Fishtown area of Philadelphia. While we ate there, the line of people never stopped at the counter. The food we tried was pretty good. Service was a mix. Some people were more friendly than others. They will start their dinner service soon.
Somebody must love powder sugar!
Lebanese Chai Latte
It was interesting chai with turmeric and orchid powder (sahlab), which tasted similar to rose-water. They used crushed pistachios and rose petals for a visually appealing chai. I liked the mug even more than the latte!
It was a good buttery kouign amann with a hint of rose-water.
Hummous With Slow Roasted Lamb baharat, cilantro
It was a good dish. The hummus needed a little lemon. The lamb was crisp like a bacon.
Baba Ganoush eggplant, tehina, urfa, pomegranate
It was really a good smoky baba ganoush. pomegranate added crunch and tartness to this delicious dip. Pretty to look also.
I was very happy that the pita was not white. A very good whole wheat pita.
Ful Mudammas tomato, shallot, cilantro, chile
I love fava and really enjoyed this flavorful dip.