Yes, you heard right. We serve 9 different types of homemade kibbeh. Kibbeh is made from finely ground meat, cracked wheat (bulgur), onions and spices. The city of Aleppo is known for its specialty in kibbeh throughout all of the Middle East. Here at Aleppo's Kitchen, in Anaheim, we are the only Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurant that specializes in this many types of kibbeh. With all that said, our goal is not quantity, but rather quality. Our food is homemade and our recipes have been passed down from generation to generation. We are currently thinking about the possibility of having a vegan option for those who cannot eat meat. Tasting kibbeh should be a right everyone has, even for those who do not eat meat. Here are the types we currently serve:
- Fried Kibbeh (2 types)
- Grilled Kibbeh
- Kibbeh Labanyieh
- Kibbeh Swar
- Kibbeh Bil Saynyieh
- Kibbeh Sajiyeh
- Kibbeh on Skewers
- Raw Kibbeh
As seen above, there are we have 2 different types of fried kibbeh. One, is the world famous football shaped that is served in multiple countries, including Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and many other. The one Aleppo is famous for is the long cigar shaped kibbeh that can be seen in the picture above (bottom right). Both have their unique taste and texture with a unique spice blend for each.
I can go on for days talking about the different tastes of each type of kibbeh, but that is no fun. We can't help but to share the Aleppian cuisine experience with everyone.
If any of you have more in depth questions about the different types of kibbeh, please feel free to call us at (714) 749-7717 during hours of operation.