Category Archives: Food

Must-Have Breakfast in Lebanon: Zaatar and Jebneh In Tlamé Bread

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If you ever go to Akkar, make sure to try out the Tlamé bread. I don’t know if it’s popular elsewhere in Lebanon, but I’ve never had any in the South where I am from, nor in Beirut or Keserwan. The Tlamé is basically a dough baked in an oven made of clay. It comes out a bit thicker than the usual Man2oushe dough and tastier. You can get the Tlamé bread without any fillings or get Tlamé Manakish. Make sure to eat it while it’s still fresh and hot though as it hardens real quickly.

One of the oldest and most popular Tlamé ovens in Akkar is the one found in Oudeen. It’s on a small mountain road facing the stunning Oudeen valley and has been there for over 20 years. While waiting for your order to finish, I recommend you walk outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

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Kasr El Helou’s Ma2loubé

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I was wondering if there’s any arabic sweet called Ma2loubé to use for that picture and Kasr el Helou answered that Knefe is also called Ma2loubé so there you go :D

Speaking of Knefe, I was at Kasr el Helou in Tripoli on Saturday and had one. One of the best in Lebanon!

PS: I made sure no one was hurt in that accident before posting about it.

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Tabliyet Massaad: Zahle’s Famous Taouk Place Now Open In Gemmayze

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I was talking about new food places with Dana (Ivysays) and she mentioned that the famous Taouk place from Zahle Massaad has opened in Gemmayze and that it’s really good! Massaad’s taouk sandwich is rolled and put over the fire to make it crispy, with zaatar with olive oil smeared on top. The sandwich is filled with fries and a lot of garlic and served with hummus, pickles and coleslaw.

I’ve never been to Massaad before but I will surely visit now that it opened in Gemmayze.

How To Make Meghli (Caraway Pudding)

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I was looking for online Meghli recipes in English to send to a friend and I found a really cool website with a detailed and illustrated step-by-step recipe. It’s called JourneyKitchen and here’s a [link] to the Meghli recipe.

The recipe is quite accurate except for the powdered ginger which is not usually part of the ingredients. Also, some people in Lebanon add small raisins along with the almonds, walnuts, pine nuts and pistachios but I personally don’t like it.

Dfouni’s Super Quinoa Salad

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If you like Quinoa, you should definitely try the one Super Dfouni makes. I’ve been having it almost every day for the past 2 months. It contains grilled Halloumi, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, olives, parsley, cranberries and almond. It’s home-made, fresh, delicious, filling and costs only 12,000 LL.

Here are other Quinoa salads I recommend:
- Captain Cook’s AC/DC Quinoa Salad which is huge and filling.
- Lord Of The Wings’ All Natural Quinoa salad.
- Zaatar W Zeit’s Quinoa Tabbouleh.

PS: Super Dfouni is a supermarket located in Achrafieh on the Charles Malek Avenue, facing SO restaurant (Phone number: 01/330999).

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Lawziyeh

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I tried the Lawziyeh for the first time last year and I loved it! It’s basically an almond shortbread cookie but it tastes really good and is quite addictive (you can’t just have one), so if you are on a diet, stay away from them.

If you are interested in making them yourself, check out Taste of Beirut’s Recipe [Here].