MUST: Casual, Relaxed and Serving Good International Cuisine in Istanbul

International Cuisine | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

International Cuisine

MUST: Casual, Relaxed and Serving Good International Cuisine in Istanbul

Spending four days in Istanbul, and eating almost every cuisine until now, the last dinner must be special, so why not try MUST! MUST, which is the new address in Istanbul for special food and good…

September 21, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Restaurant Kesrwani; Fish and Seafood in Antelias, Arghile-Free

Fish & Seafood | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

September 04, 2019

Fish & Seafood

Restaurant Kesrwani; Fish and Seafood in Antelias, Arghile-Free

I’ve been here, done that, enjoyed the experience and now back for more. Kesrwani, the famous fish market of Antelias welcomes you for an enjoyable experience of seafood, Lebanese mezze and…

September 04, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Antelias

Snack Fakhreddine, Baakline Famous Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 15, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Snack Fakhreddine, Baakline Famous Breakfast

If you ask me about my favorite three “Foul and Hummus” breakfast restaurants in Lebanon, Snack Fakhreddine will be one of them. Managed and operated by Ammo Baheej and his wife for…

July 15, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Shouf

Chocolate Hummus: Who Can Resist this Healthy Dessert

Spotted Stories

May 18, 2019

Spotted Stories

Chocolate Hummus: Who Can Resist this Healthy Dessert

Did you know that you can make a sweet hummus with chickpeas? The latest food trend to hit the scene is dessert hummus, and this feels right. This certainly isn’t your typical hummus:…

May 18, 2019

La Foule: Traditional and Fresh, Lebanese Breakfast on Hamra Street

Breakfast & Coffee | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 20, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

La Foule: Traditional and Fresh, Lebanese Breakfast on Hamra Street

Have you ever had a traditional old breakfast in a beautifully decorated place, served by professional waiters, drinking San Pellegrino sparkling water and the soothing sound of a water…

April 20, 2019 | Recommended | Hamra & Verdun

Abou Chady: Foul, Hummus, Fatteh and Quail Eggs in Jal El Dib

Breakfast & Coffee | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 26, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Abou Chady: Foul, Hummus, Fatteh and Quail Eggs in Jal El Dib

If you follow my stories on Instagram, you should know by now that I fell in love with this guy; Abou Chady, 32 years of experience in the field, prepares a magical breakfast. Great food, made with…

March 26, 2019 | Popular | Metn

Tallet Nasr: My Choice for a Lebanese Mezze Experience in Naas. “Delicious Homey Food”

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 23, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Tallet Nasr: My Choice for a Lebanese Mezze Experience in Naas. “Delicious Homey Food”

I was expecting a casual Lebanese restaurant like all the rest around the villages until the waiter opened the door. I was here six years ago -time flies- and remember to have enjoyed my…

March 23, 2019 | Recommended | Metn

Foul, Hummus, Balila, Fatteh and Bayd b Awarma: From Beirut to Jounieh

Mechwar Videos | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

March 18, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Foul, Hummus, Balila, Fatteh and Bayd b Awarma: From Beirut to Jounieh

Breakfast, breakfast, breakfast … Something that is rare to skip in the Middle East because of the huge selection of yumminess that we have. Whether it’s salty or sweet, it’s…

March 18, 2019 | Popular | Lebanon

Abou Jihad: Simple and Traditional Lebanese Food in Jal el Dib

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 23, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Abou Jihad: Simple and Traditional Lebanese Food in Jal el Dib

Abou Jihad; is it the food, the vibes or the passion behind every plate? Is it my love for their food, the simplicity or the “Nafass”? I enjoy this restaurant and what they offer and have…

January 23, 2019 | Recommended | Metn

Burj al Hamam Antelias: New Decor, Nothing Else... an Ironic Experience!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 20, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Burj al Hamam Antelias: New Decor, Nothing Else... an Ironic Experience!

The iconic Burj al Hamam restaurant, open in Antelias for as long as I remember, has encountered a complete renovation making its ceiling higher and its walls brighter. Covered with bright…

January 20, 2019 | Restaurants | Antelias

Craving a Good Hummus in Lebanon: 21 of the Best Plates You Have to Try!

Popular | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 05, 2019

Popular

Craving a Good Hummus in Lebanon: 21 of the Best Plates You Have to Try!

The hummus comprises nothing more than what it should: pummeled chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, salt and olive oil. Yet Lebanon's hummus has brought food critics, amateur locals and foreign…

January 05, 2019 | Recommended | Lebanon

Traditional and Authentic: A Tasty Breakfast at Akra, Tripoli

Breakfast & Coffee | Tripoli North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

December 31, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Traditional and Authentic: A Tasty Breakfast at Akra, Tripoli

In the heart of the old souk, a few meters away from the clock, Akra is a wonderful place and I'm happy we came here. Foul, hommos madkouk, foul bi thini, hommos lahme, malizia and fatteh, everything…

December 31, 2018 | Tripoli

Le2metna Snack: Flavors of Home Prepared with Love, in Sarba

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 25, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Le2metna Snack: Flavors of Home Prepared with Love, in Sarba

It feels like home from the minute you walk in. Fresh aromas of food, two chefs working behind the counter, a gentle lady helping with the order make sure you are treated like a king. I felt good...…

November 25, 2018 | Restaurants | Keserwan

Mhanna Sur Mer is Excellent! One of My Favorite Lebanese Fish Restaurants

Fish & Seafood | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 04, 2018

Fish & Seafood

Mhanna Sur Mer is Excellent! One of My Favorite Lebanese Fish Restaurants

Mhanna Sur Mer is one of my favorite Lebanese/Seafood restaurants for as long as I can remember. It has been an address I head down to year after year to enjoy some good and tasty local cuisine by…

November 04, 2018 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | North Lebanon

Breakfast at Al Ajami Beirut: Preserving Lebanese Traditions For Years

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 16, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at Al Ajami Beirut: Preserving Lebanese Traditions For Years

Open for as long as my father remembers, Al Ajami is a traditional restaurant that has moved from the heart of Beirut to Jounieh during the war and now settled in Ramlet el Bayda.…

September 16, 2018 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Beirut

Al Soussi: Beirut's Traditional Breakfast is an Experience You Have to Try

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 06, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Al Soussi: Beirut's Traditional Breakfast is an Experience You Have to Try

Sit back and relax, blend in with the setup, listen to the jokes, live the experience and don’t expect anything fancy. Go back to the old days, the living Beirut, the pumping heart of the…

September 06, 2018 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Beirut

Gerge El Dayaa: Simple, Tasty and Affordable Seafood

Fish & Seafood | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 24, 2018

Fish & Seafood

Gerge El Dayaa: Simple, Tasty and Affordable Seafood

I love it here, more and more every time. Simple and unpretentious, the seafood place owned by Gerge and his family serves premium quality seafood brought from the port on a daily basis. I…

August 24, 2018 | Recommended | North Lebanon

Sawani Falfoul: Great Food and Great Vibes for Breakfast and Beyond

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 23, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Sawani Falfoul: Great Food and Great Vibes for Breakfast and Beyond

I ate, enjoyed my time, felt transported... I wished time would stop. I had an amazing plate of foul, an awesome plate of hummus, an outstanding bite of Sfi7a and the story goes on and on... have…

August 23, 2018 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Beirut

Khan Jbeil: Live Back History in Byblos’ Old Souk

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Jbeil Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 29, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Khan Jbeil: Live Back History in Byblos’ Old Souk

Walking the old souk of Jbeil, enjoying the beautiful weather of this amazing city, I stopped in front of a stone arcade; an old house, where music transports, where decor enchants, where positive…

July 29, 2018 | Restaurants | Jbeil

Moria: Bravo Chef... You Made My Day! Amazing Food in Jounieh

Fish & Seafood | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

June 03, 2018

Fish & Seafood

Moria: Bravo Chef... You Made My Day! Amazing Food in Jounieh

Moria, or the old olive tree, a restaurant open on Jounieh’s old souk, serves a Lebanese and middle eastern cuisine with a gentle touch of freshness. A vast space welcomes you for lunch or…

June 03, 2018 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Jounieh

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

Today is International Hummus Day! From Lebanon to the World

News

May 13, 2018

News

Today is International Hummus Day! From Lebanon to the World

The world recognizes the delicious flavors of blended chickpeas, olive oil, and spices on International Hummus Day. The world appreciates the delicious flavors of blended chickpeas on International…

May 13, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

The World’s Best Hummus

It’s the world’s best Hummus by far! It’s the smoothest, softest, most tender and extremely flavorful treat the world has ever witnessed; it’s Al Halabi’s hummus, not…

May 01, 2018 | Popular | Antelias

Issa: Foul, Fatteh, Msabbaha and Hummus for Breakfast in Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 30, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Issa: Foul, Fatteh, Msabbaha and Hummus for Breakfast in Beirut

Located behind the Arab university, Issa has been serving foul and hummus for as long as Beirut remembers. Staff smoking a cigarette on the sidewalk, news loudly broadcasted on the television,…

April 30, 2018 | Restaurants | Beirut

Semsom Lebanese Restaurant: A Lebanese Escape in Muscat, Oman!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Oman GCC Middle East

GCC

April 10, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Semsom Lebanese Restaurant: A Lebanese Escape in Muscat, Oman!

I’ve been to Semsom Oman many times already, enjoying the experience and feeling like walking home! Today, I am trying the Muscat Grand Mall Branch. Located on the first floor, next to other…

April 10, 2018 | Recommended | Oman

Breakfast at Freehand New York; The Taste of Love and Touch of Innovation

Breakfast & Coffee | New York USA Americas

USA

April 01, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at Freehand New York; The Taste of Love and Touch of Innovation

When New York is on a storm alert, and you wake up at four excited to see it... a great day has to start with a hefty breakfast. Walking the empty streets of this marvelous city before anyone even…

April 01, 2018 | Hotels | New York

Tik Tak Abou Rami: Foul, Hummus, Fatteh and Positive Vibes in El Mina, Tripoli

Breakfast & Coffee | Tripoli North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

January 29, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Tik Tak Abou Rami: Foul, Hummus, Fatteh and Positive Vibes in El Mina, Tripoli

I was recently indulging in an early morning tour around the tight streets of Tripoli and Mina. Foul and hummus is a daily ritual for all of us, and some of its cooked well, other times it's not.…

January 29, 2018 | Recommended | Tripoli

Dinner at Liza Beirut: Good Food in a Beautiful Setup

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 16, 2017

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Dinner at Liza Beirut: Good Food in a Beautiful Setup

In an old Lebanese house nestled in the heart of Achrafieh, delicious upmarket Lebanese food is served. It’s happening up the stairs, a celebration of Lebanese cuisine approached differently...…

November 16, 2017 | Recommended | Achrafieh

The Lebanese Mezze Table: Much More Than Food, A Social Gathering!

Mechwar Videos | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

September 30, 2017

Mechwar Videos

The Lebanese Mezze Table: Much More Than Food, A Social Gathering!

Meze or mezze is a selection of small dishes served to accompany alcoholic drinks in the Near East, the Balkans, and parts of Central Asia. In Levantine, Caucasian, and Balkan cuisines, meze is…

September 30, 2017 | News | Lebanon

Ummi: Lunch Left Me Lost for Words...

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 19, 2017

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Ummi: Lunch Left Me Lost for Words...

Ummi: Where Traditional and Authentic Lebanese Food Will Surely Make you Happier... The work of a master who has managed to blend together the charm of an old Lebanese house and the authenticity…

September 19, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

Living Abroad, An Easy Way to Remember the Flavors of Lebanon

News

September 08, 2017

News

Living Abroad, An Easy Way to Remember the Flavors of Lebanon

Discover the taste of home with some of Lebanon’s most famous dishes.

September 08, 2017

Semsom: Tasty Flavors of Lebanon... With an Enjoyable Twist

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

August 28, 2017

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Semsom: Tasty Flavors of Lebanon... With an Enjoyable Twist

I've been a big fan of Semsom since I first discovered it in Achrafieh back in 2008. I love their signature twist on Lebanese cuisine, the colors in their dishes and above all their flavors!…

August 28, 2017 | Recommended | Hamra & Verdun

Fouad Khalil's Lebanese Restaurant: It's Happiness Guaranteed

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 21, 2017

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Fouad Khalil's Lebanese Restaurant: It's Happiness Guaranteed

Fouad is a small restaurant in Nabe3 el Mghara, Hrajel located far away from the tourists and the main road. I love it here and have been visiting since I was a kid. It's just 'It'!…

August 21, 2017 | Recommended | Keserwan

Breakfast in Tyre Has One Address: Mazraani!

Breakfast & Coffee | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

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

Diwan Beirut: A Memorable Experience from Start to Finish

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 10, 2017

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Diwan Beirut: A Memorable Experience from Start to Finish

This place looks so refreshing and happy... Now open on Zalka's main highway, welcome to Diwan Beirut, a concept by the same people who created the unique Sultan Brahim. Diwan Beirut is your fresh,…

July 10, 2017 | Recommended | Metn

10 Favorite Spots: Lebanon's Best Hummus!

News | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

July 01, 2017

News

10 Favorite Spots: Lebanon's Best Hummus!

The hummus comprises nothing more than what it should: pummeled chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, salt and olive oil. Yet Lebanon's hummus has brought food critics, amateur locals and foreign…

July 01, 2017 | Popular | Lebanon

Memorize: A Terrace and Restaurant in Anfeh

International Cuisine | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 15, 2017

International Cuisine

Memorize: A Terrace and Restaurant in Anfeh

Located on the second floor of an old house in Anfeh, Memorize serves guests with a selection of international and Lebanese dishes. Lebanese music plays in the background giving atmosphere through to…

June 15, 2017 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | North Lebanon

Hummus: Mix Chickpeas with Tahina, Lemon and Olive Oil...

Kitchen

May 13, 2017

Kitchen

Hummus: Mix Chickpeas with Tahina, Lemon and Olive Oil...

Simple but glorious, Hummus has become the darling dip for vast populations of foodies throughout Europe, America and Canada. It has long been a staple dish in Lebanese cuisine and is iconic of the…

May 13, 2017 | News

Hummus Day Happens on May 13th: Let's Celebrate, 4 Ways to Eat Hummus

News

May 13, 2017

News

Hummus Day Happens on May 13th: Let's Celebrate, 4 Ways to Eat Hummus

Simple but glorious, Hummus has become the darling dip for vast populations of foodies throughout Europe, America and Canada. It has long been a staple dish in Lebanese cuisine and is iconic of the…

May 13, 2017 | Popular

13th of May is Hummus Day: Let's Celebrate Our Local Heritage

News

May 12, 2017

News

13th of May is Hummus Day: Let's Celebrate Our Local Heritage

International Hummus Day – May 13 The world recognizes the delicious flavors of blended chickpeas, olive oil and spices on International Hummus Day. The world appreciates the delicious flavors…

May 12, 2017

Kahwet el Mandaloun: Good Food, Great Vibes!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 17, 2017

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Kahwet el Mandaloun: Good Food, Great Vibes!

It was one of the few times when writing a review was not even planned. One of the few times when I sat planning to relax and enjoy the moment... but the experience was way too good not to be…

March 17, 2017 | Recommended | Dbayeh

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

Mazarine Coffee: The Tartines of San Francisco

Breakfast & Coffee | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

February 02, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Mazarine Coffee: The Tartines of San Francisco

Walking down the streets of San Francisco, a coffee shop grabbed my attention. Mazarine Coffee looks fresh with a traditional feel. A wide space, ceramic tiles, an industrial ceiling, wooden…

February 02, 2017 | Recommended | San Francisco

Restaurant Fawzi: Back for Some Good Lebanese Food

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 16, 2017

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Restaurant Fawzi: Back for Some Good Lebanese Food

It has been two years since I last visited Fawzi up in Faqra... I remember the food  as being good and most importantly full of life and passion. During the week we were filming "48 hours…

January 16, 2017 | Recommended | Keserwan

Chez Sami: Good Food... Unacceptable Service!

Fish & Seafood | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

November 13, 2016

Fish & Seafood

Chez Sami: Good Food... Unacceptable Service!

Last time I was at Chez Sami was in 2012 and even though I haven't visited since, the reputation of this famous restaurant precedes it. Known to be one of the country's best fish restaurants, Chez…

November 13, 2016 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Jounieh

Can't Sleep? Hummus Among Other Foods Can Help

News

September 24, 2016

News

Can't Sleep? Hummus Among Other Foods Can Help

Tossing and turning when it’s time for bed? Tried every sleep-inducing tactic you know?  You may want to look at what you eat. Sleepy People compiles a list of snacks and drinks that can…

September 24, 2016

Abou Jihad: Enjoy a Delicious Lebanese Lunch

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

September 11, 2016

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Abou Jihad: Enjoy a Delicious Lebanese Lunch

You enter into a clean and neat restaurant where fresh aromas welcome you into Abou Jihad, a Lebanese restaurant like none you are used to... I have been here before and every time I enjoy Abou…

September 11, 2016 | Recommended | Metn

Fouad: An Enjoyable Lebanese Gathering

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 31, 2016

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Fouad: An Enjoyable Lebanese Gathering

I would call it a my Coup de Coeur, a dream place, a home away from home… Fouad is a small restaurant nestled on top of the river in Hrajel and serves some of Lebanon’s tastiest…

August 31, 2016 | Recommended | Keserwan

Create More Memories with Dad: NGNO's Ideas

News | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

June 19, 2016

News

Create More Memories with Dad: NGNO's Ideas

Father's Day is on June 21, but how about you plan some fun things to do with your dad this whole coming week... If you both enjoy a good bite let's take you on a food tour to enjoy - no dieting is…

June 19, 2016 | Popular | Lebanon

Al Sultan Brahim: Lebanese Seafood at its Finest

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 28, 2016

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Al Sultan Brahim: Lebanese Seafood at its Finest

It's a restaurant with a rich history, a restaurant I used to visit on Jal el Dib highway before it opened its iconic location in Maameltein. Al Sultan Brahim has taken it even further by opening its…

February 28, 2016 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

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