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Souk el Akel: Lebanon's Street Food Market Kicks Its Summer Season
Jun 17, 2018

Eat, Meet, Greet and Treat yourself to the very best culinary experiences Lebanon has to offer! At Souk el Akel you'll find edible delights to suit all tastes and…


Souk el Akel: Lebanon's Street Food Market Kicks Its Summer Season





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Mana'esho: Proudly Lebanese, Baking Passion and Love in Dubai

Bread & Bakeries

June 03, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | UAE

Taste Lebanon in Dubai, the Manouche of dreams! I'm in love with this place. Must try for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

November 2nd is World Manouche Day


November 02, 2017

An initiative by Zaatar w Zeit and NoGarlicNoOnions, the world has a reason to celebrate on November 2nd Lebanon's most delicious and world famous breakfast: "The Manouche". Mankousheh, Manouche, Manoushe, Mankouche or probably a dozen other…

Em Bashir Faraya: One of the Country's Tastiest Saj Manakish

Breakfast & Coffee

September 18, 2017 | Street Food | Lebanon

I'm back for this superb Saj Mankouche... I came across Em Bashir back in 2014, a lady who sits behind the window preparing saj sandwiches with a welcoming attitude. To tell you the truth, I was never a big fan of markouk. I always…

Furn el Hayek Bickfaya: A New Approach to Kaak

Breakfast & Coffee

September 16, 2017 | Street Food | Mount Lebanon

Located in the same building as Bickfaya's police station is Furn el Hayek, a bakery I visit on a weekly basis. This may be an average Lebanese bakery but what they offer is not so average... The Hayek family, Souad, Mounira and…

A Comparative Review: Manakish for Breakfast, 5 Bakeries, 1 Winner

Breakfast & Coffee

February 05, 2017 | Comparative Review | Middle East

The comparative series are a set of reviews I'll be publishing from time to time. I'll be ordering the same item from three to five different places for a constructive comparison... let's enjoy breakfast and eat some manakish! Who doesn’t…

Oum Karam: A Great Mankousheh up in the Cedars

Breakfast & Coffee

September 01, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

Sometimes you discover things that leave an impact, simple things with unconventional flavors in unusual places... I've found a mankousheh that left me speechless, Oum Karam's unique innovation. It was back in winter, up…

Mankousheh: From a Beirut Breakfast to a Dubai Delight


July 29, 2015 | Press

By Tarek Ali Ahmad and Salma ElShahed | Special to Al Arabiya NewsWednesday, 29 July 2015   The marriage between cheese and bread is an almost universally accepted union. While the West has the classic grilled cheese and toasties, the…

Tasting Homemade Goodies by Sesobel

Tasty Discoveries

July 08, 2015 | Lebanon

They're not just for the Christmas season and they surely have good chocolate and lots of other interesting things you can buy and enjoy anytime of the year, while supporting a cause.  I was invited to have a look at Sesobel's collection,…

Halsa: Addictive Healthy, Crunchy Thyme Fingers

Tasty Discoveries

April 29, 2015

It was supposed to be a regular meeting down in Beirut at my friend Myrna's office until a special delivery came in - a bag of Kaak. Myrna has been enjoying these kaak for the last year, bags of fresh, crunchy and healthy toasted fingers she gets…

Al Saniour: Manakeesh Worth Trying

Tasty Discoveries

April 22, 2014 | Lebanon

Let’s think about this for a second… How hard is it to enjoy a zaatar mankoushi without the inconvenience of a heart-burn … My worst nightmare… and if it's not a heart burn you’re suffering from, it's definitely…

Strip Down Those Fresh Herbs

Food Gadgets

April 22, 2014

Are you growing your own herbs at home... some thyme, mint and rosemary... If you're into using fresh herbs this gadget is for you... the Zipstrip will be an indispensable part of your kitchen. Made by Chef'n, it's a spoon-like tool that lets…

Back to Babel, the Sea Fortress of Amchit

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

October 03, 2013 | Restaurants | Lebanon

One month later and I am back at Babel Bahr, the new lighthouse illuminating Amchit. After my first positive experience at this restaurant, I wanted to impress my foreign friends from Korea and Lithuania with what Lebanon has to offer - a grandiose…

Contact Info: Babel Bahr

Phone Number: +961 9 620 999

Address: Amchit seaside road, near camping amchit, North Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 9 620 999

Address: Amchit seaside road, near camping amchit, North Lebanon [ view ]

Fadel, Naas Bickfaya: The Huge Deception!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

August 05, 2013 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

Recently, after one of my friends published an article about a deceiving experience at Fadel's, many comments followed condemning the place. Are they really talking about Fadel? The famous Fadel? Has it really become this bad? I couldn't answer…

Contact Info: Fadel

Phone Number: +961-4-980979

Address: Naas, Bickfaya, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-4-980979

Address: Naas, Bickfaya, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Searching for Beirut’s Tastiest Man’oushe: The Video

Comparative Review

June 26, 2013 | Spotted Stories

Is it spelled man’oushe, mankouche or manqoushe? Multiple ways of spelling for one great result: spread dough topped with specially mixed thyme, a la Libanaise, baked and served hot. However you decide to spell this piece of…

Zaatar W Zeit: Nice But Not Cheap

Breakfast & Coffee

April 02, 2013 | International Cuisine | Lebanon

No, this is not part of my venture to find the best man'oushe. It's Easter Monday and I wanted to grab a quick brunch with a friend, so I headed down to Le Mall. Zaatar W Zeit was my choice - I haven't been there in a while and thought why not. I…

Contact Info: Zaatar W Zeit, Le Mall

Phone Number: +961 4 521978

Address: Le Mall, Dbayeh Highway, Dbayeh, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 521978

Address: Le Mall, Dbayeh Highway, Dbayeh, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

NGNO on a Mission to Discover the Best Man'ousheh in Town


March 28, 2013

This week-end NoGarlicNoOnions is on a mission: Searching for the best man'ousheh in town. Help me find it... big or small, traditional, with a twist, wooden baked or in the oven, you name it... and we will check it out! Manakish, or in…

Roasted Chicken with Fresh Za'atar for NGNO

Spotted Stories

November 13, 2012

Roasted Chicken with Fresh Za'atar - the thought of it tastes yummy. Get started using of of Lebanon's favorite ingredient, za'atar better know as thyme.   Ingredients 1 whole chicken 1 1/2 cups diced crusty bread 2 tablespoons chopped…

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