Kabsa the Divine Dish, Edmonton

hot sauce and cucumber and yogurt

Lamb kabsa with two sides: hot sauce and cucumber and yogurt

Kabsa the Divine Dish is a small downtown restaurant that serves a specific kind of Middle Eastern food called, well, kabsa. Kabsa is a dish consisting of basmati rice, vegetables, and meat (chicken, beef, lamb or fish).

When you first walk into Kabsa, you might feel like you’re in the Twilight Zone or maybe a large Ikea shower. The interior is covered with white tile, and all the tables and chairs are white. The chairs are these plastic bucket seats that look like curvy ice cream scoops, and I’m fairly sure I’ve seen them at Ikea. You can eat in the actual restaurant, but there aren’t very many tables and I’ve always found the place quite warm as I don’t think they have air conditioning. My guess is that people usually order take out.
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