Welcome to Shakshuka
Fresh, authentic, rustic Palestinian & Middle Easternfood with a hint of the Mediterranean. Pomegranate, sumac, almonds, za’atar, mint, lemons, figs, pine nuts all add to the smell of real Palestinian food, that you can enjoy in our eclectic restaurant. The décor is based on a Bedouin tent merged with pieces from “one thousand and one nights” (and no we do not have a flying carpet).
The story so far
In 2009 we took over the premise 3 Wynnefield Road and after extensive renovation, we opened “Little Jerusalem”. As our other businesses “The Silk Road Café” and our outside catering company continued to get busier and busier, we decided in 2010 to rent our restaurant to a former chef. Since then we have added Ireland's first Palestinian Cookery School “The Silk Road Kitchen” to our portfolio. In January 2017 we took back our restaurant “Little Jerusalem” - we had to yet again start all over and rip everything out. It has now undergone a major renovation and we decided our restaurant deserved a new name to fit with the new interior – it’s now Shakshuka.
What does Shakshuka mean?
Shakshuka is a traditional Palestinian dish of eggs baked in a tomato sauce. The origin of the word shakshuka is debated, but most likely it comes from the Arabic for "mixture," and the dish itself probably got its start as just that: a mixture of odds and ends cooked in a pan, or a tagine with eggs. Anybody from the Middle East will lightened up, if you mention you are having Shakshuka: it’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner served with lots of pita bread.