Salchicha on Granville Street serves up Northern African and Middle Eastern cuisine in Vancouver. Pretty unique since there isn’t many places that serve that type of food.
I was invited to try a few of their signature items on the menu.
They use good ingredients in their dishes like preservative-free, premium free range meats and BC produce where possible.
You order at the counter and you can serve yourself. There is water by the wall. Alternatively, they can also serve you at your table.
Salada Platter has Tabbouleh salad, Hummus, Arabic salad and Baba ganoush with a side of focaccia bread.
There are a few dips you can add to the platter for a few dollars extra -Harrisa, Sahuog, and Tahini Dips.
Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast Skewers is served with a chipotle mayo house sauce. The skewers were ok but a tad dry.
Antipasti comes with roasted eggplant, bell peppers, yam, carrot,and zucchini topped a sprinkle of with EVOO and balsamic.
Sweet Liver Pate was an interesting item on the menu. The presentation wasn’t pleasant either. It has stir fried liver and onion and sweetened with cherry tomatoes and cinnamon.
Cherry Salad has 3 kinds of cherry tomatoes, lettuce, mint, red onion and a sprinkling of feta cheese. I really liked the salad as it was fresh and the mint paired very nicely. I would get this again.
Beef Kababs are pierced with a cinnamon stick and there is also potato cream purée under each kebab. I found this a bit dry.
Shakshouka with Maraguez Sausage is served on a hot skillet with tomato sauce, and poached eggs.
Couscous with Maraguez Sausage has spicy lamb sausage with a reduced Harissa sauce. Pretty good hearty dish with a hint of spice.
Spring Chicken with date molasses, and rice. The dish was ok, but not as interesting as the other dishes for the mains.
Malabi was the dessert to finish off the meal. It is a milk custard thickened with corn flour and topped with rose water and maple syrup, coconut shavings and crushed peanuts.
Really good dessert with a hint of floral from the rose water.
Overall, the food was decent but it’s hard to figure out what will tickle your taste buds.
We Rate Salchicha:
1065 Granville St, Vancouver, BC