A new pop-up venture is offering traditional Syrian and Lebanese food for take-out using Vancouver's "blind dining" restaurant.
Yasma uses imported spices and locally-sourced meats and other ingredients to execute its menu of deeply-rooted Syrian and Lebanese fare.
Diners can expect dishes like kibbeh (a bulgur meatball stuffed with a mixture of minced lamb, nuts and fragrant spices), housemade lamb sausages, yalandji (rice-stuffed and rolled grape leaves), and more - including fresh hummus and bread.
The menu at Yasma also features a number of dishes that work for a variety of diets, including plant-based, vegetarian, halal, gluten-free, or simply dairy-free.
“These dishes are laced deeply within our culture and tied to memories of family and friends, which we hold close to our hearts,” says Sami Mousattat, general manager of Yasma. “The food of the Levant tells our stories and we want to share our passion for this cuisine with Vancouver in the way it was intended.”
Since Yasma is a take-out only effort, customers will find the meals are easily packed for carrying home to go to enjoy at your own table. Starting Dec. 2, Yasma will offer full meal sets, designed to be enjoyed by groups of four or five people; those meals will be available to pre-order a day in advance via Tock.
You can get individual meals and dishes for take-out right now from Yasma Tuesday to Saturday from 5-10 p.m.