Memories Of Syria – 2019

October 31st, 2019

With mixed feelings after 10 years, I went home for a vacation. Despite the fact, the vacation was short; I fully enjoyed it. It was just enough time for us to discover the city after all these years, spend some time with our family, enjoy fresh flavorful food and share some laughs. I want to keep this post simple and I will just leave you with some photos.

This is Hama where I was born, Hama is s a city on the banks of the Orontes River in west-central Syria. The city is renowned for its seventeen norias used for watering the gardens.

Above: Al-Tawafra Historic District, Hama, Syria

Above: Me in Al-Tawafra Historic District, Hama, Syria

Above: Syrian food
This is at my grandmother’s house (my father’s mom). The dishes are: Mtabbal Al-Bathenjan “Eggplant dip”, Batersh, Mehshi “Stuffed vegetable marrows and Stuffed Eggplants”

Above: Syrian food
This is at my grandmother’s house (my father’s mom). The dishes are: Lahm Bi-‘Ajin, is it is a piece of dough topped with ground meat. I will share a detailed recipe with you

Above: Syrian food
This is at my grandmother’s house (my father’s mom). The dishes are: Hummus Bet-Tehineh, Salad, Lahmeh Meshwiyeh “Minced Lamb Kabab”, Shish Tawouk “Chicken Shish Kabab”

Above: Syrian food
This is at my aunt’s house (my father’s sister). The dishes are: Mtabbal Al-Bathenjan “Eggplant dip”, Salad, Kibbeh Meqliyeh, Kibbeh Meshwiyeh “Grilled Kibbeh”, Shish Tawouk with spiced rice.

Above: Syrian food
This is at my grandmother’s house (my mother’s mom). The dishes are: Farrouj Maslouq “Whole Boiled Chicken”, Mloukhiyeh with White rice, and spiced yellow rice.

Above: Syrian food
This is at my grandmother’s house (my mother’s mom). The dishes are: Mtabbal Al-Bathenjan “Eggplant dip”, Kibbeh, and Yabraq “Stuffed Grape Leaves”

Above: Sha’eebiyyat

Sha’eebiyyat is one of the most favorite sweets in Syria. It is a specialty of Hama, Aleppo, and Idlib. It is prepared from a special dough (‘Ajineh Mwarraqah), stuffed with Qeshta (thick cream used frequently in Syrian desserts) or Walnuts, then baked and drizzled with sugar syrup. The big on in the photos are stuffed with Qeshta, the small one are stuffed with walnuts. These are purchased, not homemade.

Above: Syrian Figs

Above: Jasmine of Damascus

Note: I did not take my Canon Camera with me, and I used my mobile. That’s why the quality of the photos is not perfect.

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4 Responses to “Memories Of Syria – 2019”

  1. Marie says:

    Damas, Alep, Hama et ses norias. Deux voyages en Syrie où j’ai laissé un morceau de mon coeur. J’ai adoré ! Et les syriens sont merveilleux !!!

  2. Ghalia Nakshbendi Khelfaoui says:

    Lucky you, Dimah! Thank you for sharing your pictures. My last visit to Syria was in 2009 for 2 & 1/2 months which gave me time to visit Aleppo, Latakia, the mountains regions ( (Kassab & Selenfeh), Hama, Homs, Palmyra, & Damascus. You gave me hope to be able to go back again. Thank you!!!

  3. Divya says:

    Wonderful. I am so happy to see the beautiful place. Glad you enjoyed time with your family. This Syria is so different from what they show. I did not even know that its safe to travel to syria and people are meeting.

  4. Anne El Cheikh says:

    Wonderful to see Hama. I went în May to spend 1 month in Damascus with family and friends.
    7 simply love Syria, the people and the food.

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