A friend asked me, “Have you tried Muhammarah?” I said, “Muham what???”.
What is Muhammarah?
He told to me that its a red paste so tasty he drools when he thinks of it. Its one of those cravings he has. I was curious what is this Muham-something. We went on a hunt for Muhammarah.
We hunt for restaurants on
that serves dishes with Muhammarah. We found Mama’esh in Business Bay. Until now, I cannot pronounce it correctly but if you would like to try a nice Muhammarah, Mama’esh is the place to go to. They have the best Muhammarah I’ve tasted.
The restaurant was almost closing when we got there but they still accommodated us. We ordered 2 different types of bread both with Muhammrah and cheese. One is the flat bread which looks like an oval pizza and the other is Fatayer which looks like a boat loaded with cheese and muhammarah! The bread is stone baked which makes you more hungry while they bake it. You can smell the freshness of the stone baked bread that just that scent is enough you will devour on anything the accommodating server will put on your table. On my first bite, my first word was “Interesting!”. Why? Because I don’t know what is in it but it is really good! I was already thinking, oh this is not just a dip… this will be good on pasta too with fresh basil and parsley on top!
I searched for Muhammarah recipes online, one day I will cook this dip and dip anything in it or smear it on any food I could imagine. As for now, I will satisfy my Muhammarah cravings at Mama’esh.