This is my favourite bakery in the U.A.E. not only Ajman!
I would happily visit Al Sorour Bakery everyday but everything in moderation so instead I go once a week for a treat.
Everything is freshly made and my favourites are sa-baa-neck fat-eye-er, a thin bread shaped into a triangle enclosing a layer of spinach – different from the usual smaller pastry type triangles, zaatar bread, similar to a thin pizza base covered in ground thyme and rosted sesame seeds, la-ham manakeesh, again pizza type base with minced beef with a little veg through it and I am told the cheese manakeesh, left, is also just as good. I prefer assmar – brown/wholegrain to abi-yad – white flour and the staff remember my order now without me having to ask.
Their cakes are delicious and some of the muffin type cakes use a recipe similar to the cup cakes made in the U.K. so I was always going to like those. The little chopped pistachio nuts on the top and sultanas throughout the sponge make them the perfect treat with a cup of tea or try this traditional honey cake or some of the small baklava.
Most items are laid out in the shop for you to choose from but there is also a menu up on the wall. If you are not sure what to have remember to ask to try a little before you buy to help you decide.
The bakery is always busy but the staff are well organised and you never have to wait long to be served. I love taking away my hot well packaged brunch and heading to the corniche with a flask of tea to enjoy munching it in the sunshine and if there is a spare crust left the birds get a small treat too.
Al Sorour Bakery has been in business since 1983 and has branches in Abu Dhabi and Ajman. My local branch in Al Bustan is open 24 hours. Along with the above it also produces traditional Arabic sweets, such as Baklawa, Balloriya and Mabrooma and many other types of bread and cakes e.g. Pitta pockets, sweet and savoury croissants, crisp breads and small snacks like mini pizza and sausage rolls. If there was an Al Sorour Bakery in the U.K. it would be giving Greggs a run for it’s money!