Have you ever had Iraqi dumplings?
Iraqis, especially Iraqi Jews, are known for their kubba — soft semolina wrapped meat dumplings, which are cooked into a variety of soups and stews.
This December, Awafi Boston's Shemie cousins will be serving kubba at a pop up dinner event at Mei Mei Restaurant.
We will be serving hand rolled kubba dumplings, served in a tomato and beet and based stew. There will be a vegetarian option.
Alongside our kubba dinner will be an assortment of mezze-style appetizers, hand made Iraqi pastries, and timin — Iraqi rice. Influenced by Persian cuisine, our rice is slow cooked until it forms a crunchy brown crust (hkaka). Right before dinner is ready, we flip it over and serve it like a cake.
Alcohol will be available for purchase courtesy of Mei Mei's bar.
Purchase of one ticket* buys a seat at the table, for a multi-course Iraqi-Jewish meal. Seating will be family style. Sit with friends and family, but be prepared to share food and conversation with neighbors.
Mei Mei is a small space. We're expecting to sell out for this event, so we encourage you to purchase tickets early.
There will be two separate seatings, one with service starting at promptly at 6PM, and one starting at 8PM. We expect the first seating to wrap up between 7:30-7:45PM and the second seating to wrap up around 9:30-9:45PM.
If you have any questions, or are interested in collaborating on future events, email us at [email protected]
*If the price of the ticket is a barrier to attending this event, please contact us. We are commited to making this food accessible, especially to those that share our heritage and an interest in retracing their roots through food.