Fuhgeddaboudit Food: Tanoreen

A mother-daughter team in Bay Ridge is giving Brooklyn residents a chance to enjoy some of the best food from the Middle East with a twist.

News 12 Staff

Aug 15, 2019, 11:19 AM

Updated 1,714 days ago

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A mother-daughter team in Bay Ridge is giving Brooklyn residents a chance to enjoy some of the best food from the Middle East with a twist.
Tanoreen first opened in 1998 as a 10-table storefront.
Now, it is located at a larger location down the street with Chef Rawia Bishara and her daughter Jumana.
Bishara says through the restaurant they can share their family's recipes with all of Brooklyn.

"You can definitely tell when you come here you are almost always greeted by someone in the family to come around to make sure you are enjoying the food; they make themselves known so it's a really nice experience,” says Bishara.

They say the food is a unique twist on traditional Palestinian dishes. 

"We have the standard hummus, falafel and kebabs and all those things, but we also have the very homestyle dishes that you would eat if you were invited to my grandmother’s house,” says Bishara.

Something that's in just about everything on the menu is a secret and special combination of spices that's made right in house.

"You can try and take all those nine spices and mix them together but it won't taste like this,” Bishara

Bishara says that’s not the only secret.

"You can taste the love in the food .You can tell that this food has been cooked in their family for a long time,” says Bishara.


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