I’m not very picky with the types of foods I like to eat. I love Mexican, Japanese, Thai, Italian, Indian, African, and the list goes on. I really enjoy trying food from different cultures because they all have their own unique dishes to die for. When going out to eat, I have the hardest time choosing which restaurant to go to because everything sounds equally appetizing. However, the restaurant that seems to win is the ones that sell Lebanese food.
Lebanon is located on the Eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and is surrounded by Israel and Syria. It’s a beautiful, tiny country and is a popular vacation spot for many Middle Easterners. The food is beyond delicious! I may be a little bias because I am from Lebanon and grew up with this type of food, but I guarantee you will find one dish you will enjoy. The variety of foods make it difficult to choose a favorite one.
A couple of the most common foods that are eaten in Lebanon are:
Tabouleh: A salad made with parsley, tomato, cucumbers, mint, oinion, garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice.
Hummus: A spread made by smashing chickpeas and adding olive oil, lemon, and garlic.
Kibbeh: Ball or pattie shaped, fried ground beef.
Desert time! Now this is my favorite part. Since I have the biggest sweet tooth, I could eat desert for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and be happy! Unfortunately sweets are high in calories and not the best for your body which requires you to eat them in moderation. The desert that is the most popular for the Arabic culture is called Baklavah. They are small pastries that contains nuts, crispy, flaky dough and tastes very sweet due to the syrup/honey.
What’s your favorite Lebanese dish?