Platform 7 Coffee Vancouver on Hastings serves hand crafted pour over coffee, siphon, Chemex, cold brew and tasting flight. The interior resembles a London train station. Like that, customer rushes in as the bus stops and the place is filled with chatter. Booth seats, cement…
Mr. Red Cafe is a recently opened Vietnamese restaurant on Hastings (Sunrise neighborhood). Unlike many pho restaurants in Vancouver, Mr Red Cafe offers traditional Northern Vietnamese cuisine. Owner Rose tells us that they value authentic traditional flavors. Their broth is MSG free and flavors are built…
This is my special corner. I love the light in this sun room. Tamam Fine Palestinian Vancouver on 2616 E Hastings Street. There are not many high quality Middle Eastern restaurants in Vancouver. And although I hold Nuba dear to my heart – you simply can not have it on heavy rotation too much. I don’t want to ruin it to become same-same. If you are not on a look out for Tamam, it could be easily missed- hidden amongst groceries, markets and coffee shops. We came to Tamam after a dear friend’s recommendation. Prices here are fairly priced. Service is friendly and the atmosphere is neighborly.
The sun room where we dine grows fresh herbs which Tamam Fine Palestinian uses in their dishes. Mint, rosemary, lavender, cilantro, etc. They even have an olive tree. The olive tree can be finicky to grow.
Hummus 5.50: chickpeas, tahini, garlic and olives oil. We liked the herb garnishes and pepper flakes. Tamam’s hummus is served warm with a side of hot sauce. The hot sauce is a puree of jalapenos, garlic and olive oil. It is very tasty mixed with the hummus.
Eggplant Salad 9.50: grilled eggplant, grilled tomato, parsley, roasted almonds, raisins, olive oil. I love this salad of sweet and salty. Raisins gives it a nice tangy sweetness and almonds gives it a nice crunch. This salad is very refreshing. I like how the eggplants are diced and mixed into the salad.
Fish Fillet with Mujaddarah 17.50: Halibut with rosemary, sage, garlic, olive oil and lemon. Your choice of Freekeb or mujaddarah and salad. We loved the pickled cabbage and veggies. The fish was flakey and nicely sized. The mujaddarah is cooked lentils together with rice, and garnished with sauteed onions. This lentil pilaf is a nice gluten free meal.
Tamam Fine Palestinian is a nice alternative to Nuba Lebanese in Downtown. Sometimes when you are in the Tri-Cities, Downtown Vancouver simply is too far of a drive.
Tamam Fine Palestinian
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
2616 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5K 1Z6
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