Happy Nowrūz! Today is Nowrūz (Iranian/Persian New Years). Ash-Reshteh is a type of thick winter soup and it is tradition to have some before new adventures or on special occasions, like Nowrūz. Reshteh refers to Persian noodles which symbolize good fortune and this is Hamid’s recipe for Ash-Reshteh.
Hamid is born in Iran and he is very close to his Persian roots as to why the menu is Persian influenced. This won’t necessarily introduce you to the authentic dishes of Iran, but it stays true to the flavours of it and all the courses are traditional. The menu was a celebration of Nowruz (Persian New Years) – Part 2/3.
I compare it to a beautiful cashmere sweater that ages well and never goes out of style, but it is easy to forget with new fashions (or restaurants) always coming up. However when I remember to try it on again, it always fits regardless of age and it has European charm with Vancouver feel.
I enjoy Nuba more as a healthy restaurant with Mediterranean and Lebanese influences, but not as much as an authentic Lebanese restaurant. Authenticity aside I did find the food good and it is a nice cozy lunch or dinner spot for an affordable and healthy meal, but I’m not really the clientele for it.