This is What Lebanese Cuisine Looks Like
Below are photos of Lebanese cuisine / food I ate while in Beirut for three nights. These are all the dinner food we had for iftar. This is not a regular meal for dinner but it’s a food feast (aka, food porn). Imagine three adults and a child gorging on these delightful cuisine? We had more than enough for all of us. I never went back to my hotel room every night without feeling bloated and exhausted from eating. Hahahahaha… 😀 Thanks to a high school friend of mine and her generous Lebanese husband who spoiled me with these foods. Their hospitality made me gain extra pounds; 😀 Man, I’ve got to try what’s on the table, right? So, you can’t put all the blame on me. 😀
In 2017 Bloomberg’s Survey, Lebanon is the healthiest Arab country. Lebanese cuisine has something to do with it, of course!
Lebanese dinner starts with rows of appetizers, a serving (or two) of main dish and ends with desserts, usually fruits.
I learned and observed that a good meal / dinner isn’t complete without these two dishes:
And french fries.
Lebanese cuisine has plenty of vegetables.
There are fruits, whole grains and fresh seafood, too.
I also observed that almost in every dish, there’s a special hummus for that. You want fish? There’s a hummus for that! You want spring rolls? There’s hummus for that, too! Hummus aren’t created equal. 😀
You want a soup? Don’t think hard – get this one!
They serve rice and bread, too.
Just like any other Asian countries, Lebanese foods are meant to be shared to people sitting around the table.
And the best thing about these dinners? I learned a lot about Lebanon over bites of this and a chunk of that. If food is the way to a man’s heart, I’d say that food is one way to learn a culture different from yours.
Where to stay in Beirut
Downtown Beirut is nice but there’s not much life there. Hamra neighbourhood is a great place to get to know Beirut through the busy street where locals come and go. Stay at Grand Hotel Beirut or Versailles Grand Hotel. They have a good size room and sparkly clean. You can book via HostelWorld, and B
Related: Things to do and see in Lebanon