The Lebanon kitchen is immensely famous for the variety of spices and ingredients. The mouth-watering authentic flavorful spices are well known throughout the world. In Lebanon most local residents serve typical Lebanese mezze, an array of more than 60 small hot and cold, fresh savory dishes, mostly eaten with bread. The small food glossary below cam help you out with your first local eating experience.
Lebanese food,Lentil Lemon Soup :
This is a unique and tasty version of a traditional Lebanese lentil soup. Serve with some warm pita bread for a thoroughly filling and nutritious meal.
1 cam chicken broth
6 cups water
1 small onion, peeled and diced
1 bay leave springs Italian flat leaf parsley
1 1/2 pounds Swiss chard -rinsed, stems removed and cut into 1/2 inch slices
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup lemon juice
Salt to taste
1 lemon, cut into wedges
2 sprigs fresh thyme
4 cups water
1 1/2 cups dried brown lentils, rinsed and drained
In a large saucepan, combine the chicken broth,6 cups of water,1 small onion, bay leaf, parsley and thyme. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for about 1 hour. strain and serve 4 cups of the broth for the recipe. Reserve the remaining broth for other uses.
Pour the 4 cups of broth into a large soup pot and add 4 cups of water to it. Stir the lentils, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 1 hour.
Heat olive oil in a large skiller over medium heat. Add the large onion, and cook until transparent, stirring frequently. Add the garlic, and cook for just a minute, until fragrant. Place the chard in the pan, and cook until wilted, about 5 minutes. The smells here are delicious.
Transfer the chard and onion mixture to the pot with the lentils. Stir in the cilantro and lemon juice. Season with salt and additional lemon if desired. Simmer covered for an additional 15 minutes before serving. Serve with lemon wedges.
Lebanese food, Best Restaurant in Lebanon:
Gardon’s Cafe restaurant:
Gardon’s Cafe restaurant is a modern cafe for trying the best North American and vegetarian dishes. Located in downtown Beirut and located in a hotel. If you want to eat a delicious snack, this is a good choice. The interior of the restaurant is very beautiful and it is a very calm and pleasant place. You should not miss the chance to eat in this stylish and luxurious restaurant. You have the chance to visit this restaurant every day of week from 8 am to 11 pm.
Couqley restaurant has a varied menu of European cuisines, specifically French cuisines, and a variety of vegetarian dishes. To try the most delectable European cuisine in the Middle East, be sure to take the time to visit this restaurant. You have the chance to visit this restaurant every day of week from 12 am to 11 pm.
The Met restaurant:
The Met restaurant has a very detailed menu featuring a variety of Japanese, American, French and Italian dishes. Located near the Beirut Bazar, thus restaurant is a great opportunity to eat after a busy day and shop in bazar. This stylish restaurant serves the best international cuisine. The interior is very modern and stylish and had an attractive design. The quality of the foods is excellent and the service is accurate and orderly. You have chance to visit this restaurant every day of week from 10 am to 11 pm.
The Shogun restaurant:
The Shougun restaurant is an excellent Asian restaurant in Beirut where you can taste the best Japanese and Asian cuisine. Located in the center of Beirut and in addition to delectable food, this restaurant has the spectacular views that is very interesting for tourists. This restaurant is located on the eighth floor of the Nahhar Building. You can try the best sushi in Beirut at this restaurant. everyday of the week you have the opportunity to visit this restaurant from 8 am to 12 pm.