Lebanon is a charming country that lies in the middle of the Mediterranean sea. It is also popularly called the “Paris of the Middle East” because of its, charm, beauty and vibrant culture. This country often referred to as the melting pot of the Middle East is extremely famous for its flavorsome dishes. And don’t ever forget the plethora of spices they use to make their dishes super-tasty. It is something to die for! If you are a fan of this super-delicious cuisine and looking out to know more about is traditional savories and dishes, then here we have listed some of the best picks you must tray at a Lebanese restaurant.
Go for this dish if you are a meat-lover. Kibbeh Nayyeh is basically a raw beef that is made by blending pureed onion, cracked wheat, bulgar, and a lot of spices. And it is often suggested that if you are making it all by yourself then grind the meat in a food processor to avoid any disease. The most astonishing part of the dish is that you use fresh raw meat in it and you don’t even realize it. And like any other classic Lebanese dish, it is served along with pita bread, fresh veggies drizzled with olive oil and mint.
What is Manakeesh? This dish for one of those who love to have pizza. It is just a perfect Lebanese version of it. A super-delicious dish that is made from a variety of cheeses; meat; zattar, a type of thyme; kishik, a wheat paste. It is basically made on a flatbread with some aromatic ingredients on top like tomatoes, cucumbers, culinary sumac, and olives. Baked in an oven, they are generally eaten for breakfast or lunch. You would find many communities in Lebanon that serve the traditional Manakeesh.
If you are a vegetarian and you haven’t got your hands on falafel, then you are definitely missing out on something great. There are chances you might have heard of it. It is basically a deep-fried dish that is made from crushed chickpeas and served in a pita sandwich along with some tasty veggies and a little-bit tangy tahini sauce. This is something with is super-awesome and if you go to Lebanon you must give it a try at one of its authentic places. They are super-amazing.
Looking out for a healthy dish in Lebanese cuisine? Then go for Tabbouleh. It is a wholesome vegetarian salad that is super-delicious. Traditionally being a part of a mezze palate, it has become quite famous as a middle-eastern food reflecting their culture in the right manner. The dish is an amazing combination of tomatoes, mint, onions, parsley, bulgur, garlic that is topped with lemon juice, olive oil and a little bit of salt. If you start eating it regularly, you won’t be able to resist it. It is super-tempting that is served with lettuce on the side. Even a pita can also make a nice combo with it.
No, it is not Greek. Yeah, Baklava is one of those dishes, people often think to be Greek origin. But actually, it is not. It is a dessert that you can relish after a great meal or alone too. A pastry made from layers of phyllo dough, assorted nuts are soaked in a syrup of blossom water, rose water, water and sugar. The dish is something that is very precious to the locals of the place. You will find Baklava in different shapes like diamond, triangular, rectangular, and square. Tripoli is the place where you would find the best baklava products.