Touring Lebanon with Luke and Sabrina: Day 3 of 3 in Saida

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South Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Touring Lebanon with Luke and Sabrina: Day 3 of 3 in Saida

Welcome to SAIDA, a Mediterranean city in the south of Lebanon. We are here in the "fishing town" to EAT and Saida (or Sidon) is packed with local delicacies and delicious Lebanese STREET FOOD! Join…

September 02, 2019 | Popular | Saida

A Day at "Imam Sadr Foundation": Always and Forever at the Service of People

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Lebanon

July 27, 2019

News

A Day at "Imam Sadr Foundation": Always and Forever at the Service of People

For half a century, the Imam Sadr Foundation has been planting the seeds of good deeds in this most fertile land, growing hope in our promising fields, bearing the torch of…

July 27, 2019 | South Lebanon

Groupy-Ramlawi: Saida’s Best Ice Cream

Desserts & Sweets | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

July 14, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Groupy-Ramlawi: Saida’s Best Ice Cream

How many times have you enjoyed a lemon ice cream tasting like a real lemon being squeezed inside your mouth? One of Lebanon’s ultimate best ice cream shops is located in Saida and is called…

July 14, 2019 | Ice Cream & Gelato | Saida

Walking in Saida: The City of a Million Stories. (Enjoy Hundreds of Photos)

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South Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Walking in Saida: The City of a Million Stories. (Enjoy Hundreds of Photos)

  Set amid thick citrus and banana groves, the port town of Saida, also called Sidon, was once a rich and flourishing Phoenician city, with tight trade links to ancient Egypt and a…

May 15, 2019 | Travel | Saida

Khalife Blown Glass Atelier; Handcraft Workshop in Sarafand, South Lebanon

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Lebanon

April 25, 2019

News

Khalife Blown Glass Atelier; Handcraft Workshop in Sarafand, South Lebanon

Khalifa blown glass in Sarafand (located at 14km from Sidon) manufactures a clear transparent glass that is free from air bubbles. Craftsmen from Sarafand also offer a new range of colors and shapes…

April 25, 2019 | Travel | South Lebanon

Hadaf: Unique Lebanese Sweets at Al Anwar Saida

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South Lebanon

April 17, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Hadaf: Unique Lebanese Sweets at Al Anwar Saida

Let’s start agreeing that these are not “baklava.” Looking like oriental sweets, these diamond shaped sweets are intended to make you drool. They are called “Hadaf.”…

April 17, 2019 | Recommended | Saida

Saj and Manakish Abou Hekmat, Hasbaya

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Lebanon

March 26, 2019

Bread & Bakeries

Saj and Manakish Abou Hekmat, Hasbaya

Down south, two hours from Beirut is a bakery, a special shop producing unique Markouk saj bread as well as a selection of innovative manakish. To start with, look at the dough which doesn't…

March 26, 2019 | Manakish | South Lebanon

Mido's: Saida's Favorite Sandwiches

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South Lebanon

March 03, 2019

Restaurants

Mido's: Saida's Favorite Sandwiches

Every time I visit Saida, Mido's is an important stop for me. This morning I enjoyed some flavorful sandwiches made of fresh ciabatta bread and using fine ingredients. Roast beef…

March 03, 2019 | Reviews | Saida

Gharamti & Kiblawi Sweets, Saida: The Knefeh Naboulsieh

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South Lebanon

March 03, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Gharamti & Kiblawi Sweets, Saida: The Knefeh Naboulsieh

Gharamti & Kiblawi are famous for their Knefeh Naboulsieh: Kanafeh Nabulsieh originated in the Palestinian city of Nablus, hence the name Nabulsieh. Nablus is still renowned for its kanafeh,…

March 03, 2019 | Tasty Discoveries | Saida

Ambrosia Cakes, Saida: The "PuffNefeh" and Red Velvet Cake

Desserts & Sweets | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

December 31, 2018

Desserts & Sweets

Ambrosia Cakes, Saida: The "PuffNefeh" and Red Velvet Cake

Homemade Bakery creating exceptional creations: Check out the video! The "Puff-Nefe" is a must try.

December 31, 2018 | Tasty Discoveries | Saida

The Fat Guy Diner: Now Open in Saida (Restaurant Closed)

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South Lebanon

November 06, 2018

News

The Fat Guy Diner: Now Open in Saida (Restaurant Closed)

The Fat Guy Diner is now Open in Saida. Check out the photos and first visit food pictures.

November 06, 2018 | Restaurant Closed | Saida

Souk el Akel Saida: In Support of the Rotaract Green Initiative

Events | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

September 03, 2018

Events

Souk el Akel Saida: In Support of the Rotaract Green Initiative

For the 3rd consecutive year, Souk el Akel comes to Saida! In support of Rotaract’s “Green Saida Initiative” aiming to transform Saida into a Green, Environmental Friendly…

September 03, 2018 | News | Saida

Souk el Akel Goes South: Celebrating Summer in Sour, Tyre

Souk el Akel | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 20, 2018

Souk el Akel

Souk el Akel Goes South: Celebrating Summer in Sour, Tyre

Lebanon’s southernmost city, Tyre is one of those hidden gems that makes Lebanon a spectacular place to travel to. Though historically Tyre was one of Lebanon’s most significant cities,…

August 20, 2018 | South Lebanon

Al Forno Gourmet: A Loaded Shawarma and Tasty Burger on Your Way South

Restaurants | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 30, 2018

Restaurants

Al Forno Gourmet: A Loaded Shawarma and Tasty Burger on Your Way South

Spot an impressive building on the highway driving south... Al Forno, now open for the last eight months, is that metallic building hosting a bakery, a pastry, an ice cream place and a…

July 30, 2018 | Reviews | South Lebanon

Ramadan in Saida: Iftar and Suhour (An Exciting Video)

Mechwar Videos | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

May 27, 2018

Mechwar Videos

Ramadan in Saida: Iftar and Suhour (An Exciting Video)

Saida’s old town easily rivals its counterparts across the region. Extraordinarily well preserved, the cool, winding streets of the souk retain their ancient origins while functioning as an…

May 27, 2018 | Popular | Saida

Popeye’s; The Famous Chicken Franchise, Now Open in Saida

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South Lebanon

April 27, 2018

American

Popeye’s; The Famous Chicken Franchise, Now Open in Saida

Known to be the second biggest chicken franchise in the world, Popeye’s, coming straight from the states, has opened its first branch in Lebanon. Choosing Saida for their start, the chicken…

April 27, 2018 | Restaurants | Saida

Al Jardali Saida: My Favorite Knefeh

Breakfast & Coffee | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

January 15, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Al Jardali Saida: My Favorite Knefeh

If you watch my shows or follow my stories on Instagram, you would know by now that Al Jardali Saida sells my favorite Knefeh in Lebanon. Thinner than all the rest, the…

January 15, 2018 | Popular | Saida

Food Trucks in Lebanon... Go to Saida!

Mechwar Videos | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

December 21, 2017

Mechwar Videos

Food Trucks in Lebanon... Go to Saida!

Saida, Lebanon's only city to allow food trucks to date has already five of them. Follow me on a discovery tour...  

December 21, 2017 | News | Saida

Souk el Akel Comes to Saida!

Events | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

September 28, 2017

Events

Souk el Akel Comes to Saida!

Saida here we come! Souk el Akel will be celebrating food for a cause between the 6th and the 8th of October next to the football stadium. In collaboration with Rotaract Saida and…

September 28, 2017 | News | Saida

Nassab Saida: My Favorite Maacroun, Ouwaymat and Mchabbak!

Desserts & Sweets | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

September 17, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

Nassab Saida: My Favorite Maacroun, Ouwaymat and Mchabbak!

Searching for the best Maacroun, Mchabbak and Ouwaymat in town? There's only one address! Visit Nassab Sweets in Saida. They're different to any others I've previously tried. The…

September 17, 2017 | Recommended | Saida

Asal: A Lebanese Restaurant Now Open in Saida

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South Lebanon

September 15, 2017

News

Asal: A Lebanese Restaurant Now Open in Saida

Asal, a Lebanese restaurant proposing an international cuisine has opened its doors in Saida serving a variety of Kaak, Lebanese specialities and international dishes. Below are some photos of the…

September 15, 2017 | Reviews | Saida

Breakfast in Tyre Has One Address: Mazraani!

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Lebanon

August 06, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast in Tyre Has One Address: Mazraani!

Tyre, home of Lebanon's most beautiful beachfront and tastiest breakfast. I was back for the tasty local street breakfast and this time met Mr. Mazraani and his son, who have been producing these…

August 06, 2017 | Recommended | South Lebanon

Mechwar to the Old City of Tyre (Sour)

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Lebanon

August 01, 2017

Mechwar Videos

Mechwar to the Old City of Tyre (Sour)

Tyre boasts a proud Phoenician past, wonderful seaside location, Roman ruins and a medieval souq. Home to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), it also has good beaches…

August 01, 2017 | Travel | South Lebanon

The Famous and Unique Sahlab Zoheir Hankir

Desserts & Sweets | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

June 10, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

The Famous and Unique Sahlab Zoheir Hankir

The king of Sahlab, the master of milk related desserts and sweets: Meet Zoheir Hankir who's know-how has been handed down from generation to generation. His authentic shop in Saida welcomes you to…

June 10, 2017 | Recommended | Saida

Saida, A Trendy City: 25 Restaurants, One Long Day!

Mechwar Videos | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

March 31, 2017

Mechwar Videos

Saida, A Trendy City: 25 Restaurants, One Long Day!

Sidon or Saïda (Arabic: صيدا‎‎) is the third-largest city in Lebanon. It is located in the South Governorate of Lebanon, on…

March 31, 2017 | Travel | Saida

Al Challal: A Lebanese Restaurant in Jezzine

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 17, 2017

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Al Challal: A Lebanese Restaurant in Jezzine

We chose Al Challal to have lunch while shooting an episode of Mechwar on Jezzine. Al Challal is a Lebanese restaurant nestled on a cliff right by the water fall. A simple table set with the…

February 17, 2017 | Restaurants | South Lebanon

Mido's: Saida's Tasty Sandwiches!

Sandwiches | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

February 16, 2017

Sandwiches

Mido's: Saida's Tasty Sandwiches!

Mido's is a casual fast food eatery in Saida. It is a favorite at Souk el Akel and is famous for its roast beef sandwich and the special Anthony's Rosto! Fresh bread, a loaded sandwich, crunchy…

February 16, 2017 | Street Food | Saida

Shawarma w Saj: Tasty Sandwiches in Saida

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South Lebanon

February 14, 2017

Reviews

Shawarma w Saj: Tasty Sandwiches in Saida

Shawarma at Shawarma w Saj has more than one meaning. This Lebanese diner is a place I have been too and enjoyed. I am here again to enjoy their sandwiches while listening to the soothing tunes…

February 14, 2017 | Sandwiches | Saida

Il Padrino: Good Italian Food Served in a Cafe Style Ambiance

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Lebanon

July 25, 2016

Italian

Il Padrino: Good Italian Food Served in a Cafe Style Ambiance

A fashion boutique, a restaurant and a sweet shop all in one - welcome to Il Padrino, Al Baba's Italian eatery in Saida. It is much more than just Italian food, it's a shisha place, it's a fashion…

July 25, 2016 | Restaurants | South Lebanon

Abou Hassan Al Habash Saida: Maamoul-Mad is the Specialty!

Recommended | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

April 25, 2016

Recommended

Abou Hassan Al Habash Saida: Maamoul-Mad is the Specialty!

This morning, a friend of mine from Saida, a local who has watched my shows about his beautiful city, told me that I forgot one major place and he was ready to take me there. It's called Abou Hassan,…

April 25, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries | Saida

Il Padrino: Saida's Italian Social Hub

Italian | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

April 25, 2016

Italian

Il Padrino: Saida's Italian Social Hub

It's called Il Padrino and it's where the youth of Saida gather every weekend. Arriving from Beirut to prepare for Souk El Akel we were invited by the Rotaract Club to Il Padrino. The first…

April 25, 2016 | Restaurants | Saida

Beautiful Saida: A Mysterious City!

Mechwar Videos | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

April 12, 2016

Mechwar Videos

Beautiful Saida: A Mysterious City!

Sidon, on the coast 48 kilometers south of Beirut, is one of the Famous names in ancient history. But of all of Lebanon's cities this is the most mysterious, for its past has been tragically…

April 12, 2016 | Travel | Saida

The Golden Tulip Hotel, Jiyyeh Marina

Hotels | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 09, 2016

Hotels

The Golden Tulip Hotel, Jiyyeh Marina

Having breakfast on the second day, it was time to write the review. Two nights spent at the Golden Tulip Hotel on Jiyyeh, were enough to have a general idea. It's a large resort with a 24 hours…

April 09, 2016 | Reviews | South Lebanon

Mido's: Tasty Ciabatta Sandwiches in Saida

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South Lebanon

April 08, 2016

Recommended

Mido's: Tasty Ciabatta Sandwiches in Saida

Visiting Saida for the fifth time his year I was introduced to Mido's. Mido's has introduced himself to me and will be part of our next Souk... Tasting was a must. This morning I enjoyed some…

April 08, 2016 | Sandwiches | Saida

Saida Celebrates the Biggest Food Fiesta Ever: Joy at Khan el Franj!

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South Lebanon

April 03, 2016

News

Saida Celebrates the Biggest Food Fiesta Ever: Joy at Khan el Franj!

If the city could express its feelings... It would have been with a tear of Joy! Saida celebrates food and fun for a united Lebanon... The Khan's heart beats again!

April 03, 2016 | Souk el Akel | Saida

Discover the Hidden Gems of Saida

Mechwar Videos | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

December 30, 2015

Mechwar Videos

Discover the Hidden Gems of Saida

For the passion of food, the belief in Lebanon, and the appreciation of life, came out two great episodes about a wondrous city called Saida (Sidon). This City makes you fall in love with its…

December 30, 2015 | Popular | Saida

Al Mashhour: Delicious Food Up in Rashaya el Wadi

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 25, 2015

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Al Mashhour: Delicious Food Up in Rashaya el Wadi

In the region of Rashaya el Wadi, is a restaurant, a Lebanese restaurant called Mashhour. Mashhour, or "famous" in English, comes from the owner's name and isn't a case of pretentious management. On…

August 25, 2015 | Recommended | South Lebanon

Al Chalouf: My Favorite Restaurant in Jezzine

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 04, 2015

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Al Chalouf: My Favorite Restaurant in Jezzine

My wife being from Jezzine, we regularly visit this beautiful village up south which the locals call a city. Surrounded by mountains of green trees, the lady of the south is indeed a gem nestled over…

May 04, 2015 | Restaurants | South Lebanon

The Rest House Saida: Good Food, Chaotic Service

Fish & Seafood | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

April 30, 2015

Fish & Seafood

The Rest House Saida: Good Food, Chaotic Service

Traditional places are a must, many of us often visit fancy restaurants but sometimes tourist locations should be visited so one knows what we locals are offering guests to our country. The Rest…

April 30, 2015 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Saida

Fresh Fish at Masmaket el Bahar Nabathieh

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Lebanon

April 08, 2015

Recommended

Fresh Fish at Masmaket el Bahar Nabathieh

When you fall in love with something nothing can stop you from coming back for it again and again... I fell in love with a village and here I am again. I came to eat fish, fresh fish from our sea at…

April 08, 2015 | Restaurants | South Lebanon

Faysalieh from Al Shareq Sweets: An Ultimate Pleasure

Desserts & Sweets | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 22, 2015

Desserts & Sweets

Faysalieh from Al Shareq Sweets: An Ultimate Pleasure

It is indeed a piece of wonder, a mouthwatering novelty, a sweet bite… it is a creation, which once you’ve tried, will make you drive all the way down to Nabatieh to have some. What am I…

March 22, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | South Lebanon

Special Potato and Olive Oil Saj Wraps from Hasbaya

Breakfast & Coffee | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 09, 2015

Breakfast & Coffee

Special Potato and Olive Oil Saj Wraps from Hasbaya

Down south, two hours from Beirut is a bakery, a special shop producing unique markouk saj bread as well as a selection of innovative manakish. To start with, look at the dough which sticks on the…

March 09, 2015 | Manakish | South Lebanon

Hasbaya: A Forgotten Heritage Down South

Mechwar Videos | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 28, 2015

Mechwar Videos

Hasbaya: A Forgotten Heritage Down South

It’s a start of a new year and our tour around Lebanon continues. Together we go around towns that will make you fall in love with Lebanon all over again. We drive down south this time and as…

January 28, 2015 | Travel | South Lebanon

Jezzine: So Much to See, Taste and Enjoy

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Lebanon

December 21, 2014

Mechwar Videos

Jezzine: So Much to See, Taste and Enjoy

Our next episode takes us to Jezzine, a village which locals prefer to refer to as a city, located 22 km from Saida and 40 km south of Beirut. Surrounded by…

December 21, 2014 | Travel | South Lebanon

Street Food in Tyre: Foul, Fish, Meat... Enjoying a Joyful City

Mechwar Videos | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

October 12, 2014

Mechwar Videos

Street Food in Tyre: Foul, Fish, Meat... Enjoying a Joyful City

In Mechwar's second episode, we went to Tyre, one of the world's oldest cities to discover the finest street food gems. Follow us to south of Lebanon, to Tyre, the city of life and positive…

October 12, 2014 | Travel | South Lebanon

Mahfouz in Tyre: Meat Sandwiches to Start Your Day

Sandwiches | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

October 07, 2014

Sandwiches

Mahfouz in Tyre: Meat Sandwiches to Start Your Day

In the heart of one of the world’s oldest cities is a place, a small sandwicheria, that opens at 7am. A breakfast and lunch place, but not just any old place, one famous for serving meat…

October 07, 2014 | Street Food | South Lebanon

Foul and Hummus Mazraani: Tyre’s Famous Local Breakfast

Street Food | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

October 07, 2014

Street Food

Foul and Hummus Mazraani: Tyre’s Famous Local Breakfast

Breakfast in Tyre, there aren’t many options and what’s there is known by all. The famous Baroud, or Mazraani, both offer a premium quality prepared with love and dedication. After…

October 07, 2014 | South Lebanon

Street Fooding in Saida: Rosto, Shawarma and Oriental Sweets

Street Food | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

August 13, 2014

Street Food

Street Fooding in Saida: Rosto, Shawarma and Oriental Sweets

Last week, I decided to visit Saida. It wasn't a planned visit but I ended up trying a few interesting things. It was a great start for a next trip that will be planned properly and will be more…

August 13, 2014 | Saida

Some Tasty Traditional Dairy Products

Tasty Discoveries | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 29, 2013

Tasty Discoveries

Some Tasty Traditional Dairy Products

Have I ever told you that Labneh is my favorite food. I eat Labneh with bread or toast, in a sandwich or simply alone on a plate with a spoon. I also often have it with a nice well prepared steak,…

May 29, 2013 | South Lebanon

Restaurant Baroud: Having Breakfast the Old Fashioned Way in Tyre's Old Souk

Street Food | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 09, 2012

Street Food

Restaurant Baroud: Having Breakfast the Old Fashioned Way in Tyre's Old Souk

BAROUD: Hummus, Foul Mdammas and Msabbaha In the old souk of Tyre (Sur) in south Lebanon located on a 1 minute walk from the fishermen port is the famous Baroud. An authentic breakfast spot…

September 09, 2012 | South Lebanon

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