Sami's Kitchen is a range of easy to use Middle Eastern ingredients, snacks and spice blends changing the way people cook and entertain. Created by a passionate migrant family our products help home cooks explore and produce exciting flavour combinations, dishes and traditions.
Our mission is to unite more families and friends around the kitchen table to share weekly meals, meze and lifelong memories.
Explore the mystic flavours of the Middle East in your own kitchen with the new range of premium Sami’s Kitchen products.
Complete your spice rack with a range of 9 blends and rubs from Sami’s Kitchen.
If you want to try some Turkish customs and traditions, an easy induction is to drink a glass of Raki, the unofficial national alcoholic drink of Turkey.
Turks do have a few things to teach the world when it comes to the spices. Not every spice used in Turkish cooking originates from Turkey but it does not meat they has not acquired special place and use in Turkish cuisine.
Sami and Sonia Bejjani spent more than two decades behind the counter at Sami’s Lebanese & Middle Eastern Cuisine in Riccarton’s Windmill Centre until retiring at Christmas. The couple started the business soon after emigrating to Christchurch with three children in 1989, having been unable to find work in their professions and not wanting handouts […]