Fahim runs Koshari Mama restaurant with her mother, Sahar Ahmed. They earned a following at various farmers’ markets and now have their own stall.
Dina Fahim, 26, runs Egyptian restaurant Koshari Mama with her mother, Sahar Ahmed. They earned a following at various farmers’ markets and set up a stall at Bow Market in September. They’ll be there for a year; next, they hope to open a brick-and-mortar location. Koshari is a popular Egyptian street food of rice, lentils, pasta, chickpeas, deep-fried onions, and garlicky hot sauce.
What’s the first restaurant you remember eating at in Boston?
This one I’ll never forget. It was Jimmy’s Harborside. It’s not there anymore. The only location they have is in Arlington, Jimmy’s Steer House. I love that place! It’s my first memory because it was one of my grandfather’s favorite restaurants. One of his favorite meals was the crabmeat pie. I ordered it with their spinach rice pilaf and their side salad with blue cheese dressing. Up until today, that’s what I order if I go to Jimmy’s! I love it there.