Qortoba : From Aleppo to Lebanon with Love

Thanks to Zomato & Qortoba’s invitation, you have the opportunity to try a place you would instantly fall in love with it. The site for starts is located in a great area and got a breathtaking view. Whatever you choose from their specialty dishes, the food well for me you wouldn’t be disappointed. So for the first time obviously I had to select a collection of unique and special dishes with the usual suspects like Hummus. Here’s a bit of detailed information on the dishes chosen.

We chose a collection of specialty dishes that I’ve been looking forward to trying, the first dish we tasted was the Bell Pepper Salad with walnuts, pomegranate molasses (دبس الرمان ) & olive oil the taste is that sweet & sour with the right balance, it’s without a doubt my favorite dish at Qortoba till I try something else at my next definite visit, I would rate at 5 out of 5. The other salad was the wild thyme which was an average dish I wouldn’t choose next time I visit and my rating is 3.5 out of 5. The Hummus we ordered was the original type without any additions and was good I would give it 4 out of 5. ​

​Second dish Besterma (Aleppo-style dried beef) simple yet perfect & tasty I would give it a solid 4 out of 5.
The third dish, Kebbe Sajie the traditional Kebbe we know in Lebanon definitely a good dish but considerably normal compared to their specials.
The fourth dish Sujuk with cheese was an amazing presentation and taste, a combination of the sujuk and the halloumi cheese was brilliant and out of this world and I would give the dish a perfect five.
The fifth dish is Toshka, Grilled pita bread slices stuffed with lamb meat & Halloumi cheese as well just the right balance between meat & cheese and quite unique & tasty and my second favorite dish in this food exploration, my rating is 4.5 out of 5.

In a nutshell, their service was impeccable, the staff was so friendly and even we had a visit from the owner of the place who was overwhelmingly courteous & welcoming. And top of all this the care they take in the tidiness and cleanliness of the place almost to the same level of quality of their food if not more makes the difference between a top-notch place and a good place. The setting with the inclusion of the piano and the cozy room behind gives you a feeling of authenticity & originality. For me, it’s a definite destination for lovers of food & worth the trip.

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