Cuma: Breakfast at Home in Istanbul

Breakfast & Coffee | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Cuma: Breakfast at Home in Istanbul

Jazz music, the light coming in from all sides, wooden tables, layback seats... it’s home away from home in the heart of Istanbul. Order eggs Benedict with labneh! Enjoy a mouthwatering…

September 21, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Blackcoffee: Good Food, Good Coffee and a Pleasant Ambiance in Antelias

Breakfast & Coffee | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 06, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Blackcoffee: Good Food, Good Coffee and a Pleasant Ambiance in Antelias

On the early hours of the morning, surrounded by green gardens, sitting next to the fountain, enjoying the music of chirping birds and grabbing a coffee has become a dream come true, for the Metn…

June 06, 2019 | Restaurants | Antelias

Lebanese Unconventional Saj Sandwiches: Nafass El Khal. "3al Barakeh" Mazraat Yachouh

Breakfast & Coffee | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 26, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Lebanese Unconventional Saj Sandwiches: Nafass El Khal. "3al Barakeh" Mazraat Yachouh

I've been here endless times, enjoying it more and more every single visit; yummy! Tasty, passionate, creative and filled with love. There's a big center in Mazraat Yachouh, called Au…

March 26, 2019 | Manakish | Metn

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

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

Mana'esho: Proudly Lebanese, Baking Passion and Love in Dubai

Bread & Bakeries | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

June 03, 2018

Bread & Bakeries

Mana'esho: Proudly Lebanese, Baking Passion and Love in Dubai

Taste Lebanon in Dubai, the Manouche of dreams! I'm in love with this place. Must try for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

June 03, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Dubai

Baker's Bake: Taste the Village Manousheh in Zalka

Bread & Bakeries | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 03, 2018

Bread & Bakeries

Baker's Bake: Taste the Village Manousheh in Zalka

It's a small bakery, probably like any other bakery, decorated with blue colors. This hole in the wall located on Zalka's internal road in Amaret Chalhoub has impressed me for the last two…

June 03, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Metn

Breakfast at Em Sherif Cafe: Exquisite, Refined, Recommended!

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 07, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at Em Sherif Cafe: Exquisite, Refined, Recommended!

Be enchanted by a new kind of cafe. Located in the heart of Beirut's golden circle is an upscale eatery taking the Lebanese coffee shop experience to another level. It's a blend between a Lebanese…

July 07, 2017 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Beirut Central District

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

Breakfast at the Kempinski Cairo

Breakfast & Coffee | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

February 03, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at the Kempinski Cairo

Visiting some friends staying at the Kempinski in Cairo, I decided to join them for breakfast. For thirty dollars breakfast is more of a lunch. Served with a certain class and finesse, the palace…

February 03, 2017 | Hotels | Egypt

Oasis Mar Charbel Annaya: Superb Saj Wraps!

Breakfast & Coffee | Jbeil Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 30, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Oasis Mar Charbel Annaya: Superb Saj Wraps!

On a windy and cold Saturday morning, when the temperature was down to -1 degree in St. Charbel...  The place was all covered in white... calm and serene we walked into Oasis for breakfast.…

January 30, 2017 | Manakish | Jbeil

Zooba: Classy Egyptian Street Food

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

January 18, 2017

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Zooba: Classy Egyptian Street Food

The Egyptian version of Chipotle or what is closer to Pret a Manger is a big spot on. I walked into a place where I felt transported to New York. Traditional Egyptian food revisited with style and…

January 18, 2017 | Recommended | Egypt

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

Shams el Balad: Fresh and Organic in Amman

Breakfast & Coffee | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

May 14, 2016

Breakfast & Coffee

Shams el Balad: Fresh and Organic in Amman

It starts with an amazing first impression: Fresh positive vibes, a high facade, lots of lights, happy people, great mood, a busy kitchen and here we were ready to walk in. It's called Shams el Balad…

May 14, 2016 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Amman

Al Falamanki: It's Where I Am Transported...

Breakfast & Coffee | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 20, 2016

Breakfast & Coffee

Al Falamanki: It's Where I Am Transported...

To the sounds of chirping birds and Fairuz musical tunes I arrived at Falamanki on this beautiful Saturday morning. More than a restaurant, this place has a certain charm to it not found anywhere…

March 20, 2016 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Achrafieh

Breakfast at Byblos sur Mer

Breakfast & Coffee | Jbeil Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

September 29, 2015

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at Byblos sur Mer

It was a day of relaxation, a day out of Beirut without a camera or an episode to shoot, an escape from a daily chaotic life - a life that I love... walking the old streets of Byblos, one of the…

September 29, 2015 | Recommended | Jbeil

Oum Karam: A Great Manouche up in the Cedars

Breakfast & Coffee | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 01, 2015

Breakfast & Coffee

Oum Karam: A Great Manouche up in the Cedars

Sometimes you discover things that leave an impact, simple things with unconventional flavors in unusual places... I've found a mankousheh that left me…

September 01, 2015 | Manakish | North Lebanon

Esclapio: The Lebanese Restaurant of Douma

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 03, 2015

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Esclapio: The Lebanese Restaurant of Douma

I have been dreaming of visiting Douma for a long while now, a village we learned about in history books - its stones and red tiles, authenticity and tradition... I knew I was going to see something…

August 03, 2015 | Restaurants | North Lebanon

Mikhael Monot: Breakfast Since 1929

Breakfast & Coffee | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 26, 2015

Breakfast & Coffee

Mikhael Monot: Breakfast Since 1929

This legend has been open since 1929 on Monot Street, a place my parents used to tell me about. Georges Aoun, Mikhael's son welcomes you in his little piece of heaven.  Mikhael has been…

July 26, 2015 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Tasting Homemade Goodies by Sesobel

Tasty Discoveries | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 08, 2015

Tasty Discoveries

Tasting Homemade Goodies by Sesobel

They're not just for the Christmas season and they surely have good chocolate and lots of other interesting things you can buy and enjoy anytime of the year, while supporting a cause.  I was…

July 08, 2015 | Keserwan

Labneh To Become More Popular in the UK

News

April 30, 2015

News

Labneh To Become More Popular in the UK

Nomadic, an Irish company, is bringing its Labneh to the UK retail market. The company believes that people in the UK are ready to make Labneh a part of their daily lifestyle... The Lebanese style…

April 30, 2015

Monte Cassino Hotel: A Generous Breakfast with a View

Breakfast & Coffee | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

March 14, 2015

Breakfast & Coffee

Monte Cassino Hotel: A Generous Breakfast with a View

The Monte Cassino Hotel, nestled on a beautiful hill in Tabarja overlooking Jounieh bay, is a place everyone has been talking about last summer. I couldn't come here earlier, but here I am and my…

March 14, 2015 | International Cuisine | Jounieh

Healthy and Light Logs Do Exist: Nicole's Labneh Bûche

Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

December 21, 2014

Tasty Discoveries

Healthy and Light Logs Do Exist: Nicole's Labneh Bûche

I will admit that I was bizarrely scared to bite into the yule log: Labneh? What would it be like?... Yule logs, better known as buche de Noel, is commonly made of chocolate! It's normal to be…

December 21, 2014 | Lebanon

3al Barakeh: Markouk Sandwiches Made With Love

Manakish | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 20, 2014

Manakish

3al Barakeh: Markouk Sandwiches Made With Love

While searching for more unique hidden yummy gems in our country, I remembered Mr. Toufic Faddoul, aka, Al Khal. A humble, positive man who has been offering homemade delicious sandwiches for…

September 20, 2014 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

Al Falamanki: One of Beirut's Wealthiest Local Breakfasts

Breakfast & Coffee | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 15, 2014

Breakfast & Coffee

Al Falamanki: One of Beirut's Wealthiest Local Breakfasts

When you talk about good food, a pleasant ambiance, a garden in the heart of the capital and innovative creations…Al Falamanki will come to mind. My story with Al Falamanki started a long time…

September 15, 2014 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Achrafieh

Breakfast at The Regency Palace Hotel, Amman

Reviews | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

May 27, 2014

Reviews

Breakfast at The Regency Palace Hotel, Amman

At first I was planning to write one review on the hotel, which will include everything, the rooms as well as the breakfast experience... But when I saw the nylon covers all over the breakfast…

May 27, 2014 | Restaurants | Amman

Urbanista: Let's Enjoy Some Urban Bliss

Breakfast & Coffee | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 26, 2014

Breakfast & Coffee

Urbanista: Let's Enjoy Some Urban Bliss

I've been a fan of Urbanista since they first opened in Gemmayze a few years back. Serving tasty food in a unique ambiance filled with positivity and joy, Urbanista is the perfect way to start your…

April 26, 2014 | International Cuisine | Hamra & Verdun

Lebanon's Product of the Year: 2014

News | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

March 20, 2014

News

Lebanon's Product of the Year: 2014

‘Product of the Year’, renowned worldwide across 42 countries and the largest consumer-voted award for product innovation, honored this year’s most innovative consumer products, on…

March 20, 2014 | Lebanon

Safsouf's Maamoul Madd bi Ashta: Back to Authenticity...

Tasty Discoveries | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 02, 2014

Tasty Discoveries

Safsouf's Maamoul Madd bi Ashta: Back to Authenticity...

Every Saturday morning, my father-in-law and his friends gather around for hefty breakfast, or what can better be described as the weekend feast. They enjoy the best of what out tradition has to…

February 02, 2014 | Beirut

12 Different Kebbeh Varieties: Discovering, Cooking, Tasting...

Tasty Discoveries | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 25, 2013

Tasty Discoveries

12 Different Kebbeh Varieties: Discovering, Cooking, Tasting...

As promised before, I'm back to Orfali for a more extensive look at the concept, different Kebbeh varieties and to meet the man behind this interesting concept. I will introduce you to Orfali's wide…

November 25, 2013 | Achrafieh

Celebrating Falamanki's Fifth Birthday with a Tasty New Breakfast Formula

Breakfast & Coffee | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 22, 2013

Breakfast & Coffee

Celebrating Falamanki's Fifth Birthday with a Tasty New Breakfast Formula

It was 8am when my friend and I reached Al Falamanki. Nestled in the heart of Achrafieh, facing Dunkin Donuts on Sodeco, this restaurant is a piece of heaven amidst Beirut's busy life. Hearing the…

November 22, 2013 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Enjoying an Espresso with Chef Joe Barza

Spotted Stories

October 14, 2013

Spotted Stories

Enjoying an Espresso with Chef Joe Barza

Last week, Nespresso welcomed a few people to its beautiful location at ABC Achrafieh to come and enjoy a good cup of coffee with Master Celebrity Chef Joe Barza. A unique experience where good…

October 14, 2013

Breakfast at Le Gray: Starting Your Day in Style

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 23, 2013

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at Le Gray: Starting Your Day in Style

I thought I had visited almost all of the major five-star hotels for breakfast in Lebanon. I was actually working on publishing my verdict until I found out by pure coincidence that Le Gray has…

September 23, 2013 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

SUD... A Must Visit: La Cour Saint Michel Will Put a Smile on Your Face

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 23, 2013

French

SUD... A Must Visit: La Cour Saint Michel Will Put a Smile on Your Face

It was truly love at first sight, the minute I laid eyes on SUD. A restaurant that's really special in so many ways is the same that has set a name for itself this summer in Lebanon... A place that's…

September 23, 2013 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Candied Pumpkin Jam and Labneh Cheesecake

Spotted Stories

September 20, 2013

Spotted Stories

Candied Pumpkin Jam and Labneh Cheesecake

 Candied Pumpkin Jam and Labneh Cheesecake Recipe by Bethany Kehdy Photographed by Sarka Babicka This recipe is partly inspired by the Turkish Kabak Tatlisi, partly inspired by the…

September 20, 2013

Pomegranate and Rose Labneh Summer Cake: An Interesting Recipe

Tasty Discoveries

September 09, 2013

Tasty Discoveries

Pomegranate and Rose Labneh Summer Cake: An Interesting Recipe

Two days ago, I published on Instagram and Facebook the picture of a Labneh cake. Following many inquiries about the origin and recipes behind this creation, I succeeded to get you the needed…

September 09, 2013

Fouad Khalil's Authentic Lebanese Food: History in the Making

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 26, 2013

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Fouad Khalil's Authentic Lebanese Food: History in the Making

I truly hope I will be able to describe my experience at the one and only Fouad. Giving justice to a place and finding the right words to describe is hard, especially when the overall experience…

August 26, 2013 | Popular | Keserwan

Abou Jihad: Serving Premium Lebanese Meat & Mezze Since 1962

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

August 19, 2013

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Abou Jihad: Serving Premium Lebanese Meat & Mezze Since 1962

For half a century Abou Jihad still stands strong in Jaledib. Just saying half a century alone makes you realize how authentically professional Abou Jihad is...otherwise it would have collapsed…

August 19, 2013 | Recommended | Metn

Restaurant Fadel, Naas Bickfaya: The Huge Deception!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Bickfaya Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

August 05, 2013

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Restaurant Fadel, Naas Bickfaya: The Huge Deception!

Recently, after one of my friends published an article about a deceiving experience at Fadel's, many comments followed condemning the place. Are they really talking about Fadel? The famous Fadel? Has…

August 05, 2013 | Restaurants | Bickfaya

Searching for Beirut’s Tastiest Man’oushe: The Video

Comparative Review

June 26, 2013

Comparative Review

Searching for Beirut’s Tastiest Man’oushe: The Video

Is it spelled man’oushe, mankouche or manqoushe? Multiple ways of spelling for one great result: spread dough topped with specially mixed thyme, a la Libanaise, baked and served…

June 26, 2013 | Manakish

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 Bilad E Cham, Mazafran: The Worst Lebanese Restaurant

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Algeria Africa

Africa

May 26, 2013

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Restaurant Bilad E Cham, Mazafran: The Worst Lebanese Restaurant

I'm in Algeria this weekend... We took a 20-minute drive from Alger's center to reach the touristic compound of Mazafran. That is where the Safir Hotel is located. A restaurant that is supposed to…

May 26, 2013 | Restaurants | Algeria

Bar Tartine: Majestic Food in a Charming Atmosphere

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 18, 2013

French

Bar Tartine: Majestic Food in a Charming Atmosphere

A couple of weeks ago, visiting La Cour Saint Michel, I discovered Bar Tartine by pure coincidence. A new place which was still closed at that time. I couldn't but stand in awe in front of this…

May 18, 2013 | Pizza | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Leila ABC Achrafieh: Bad Everything

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 12, 2013

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Leila ABC Achrafieh: Bad Everything

When you decide to have lunch at one of Beirut's renowned restaurants, you would expect everything to be just perfect. Leila, in the past few years, has become one of the popular places in Lebanon…

March 12, 2013 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Breakfast at Colours, Landmark Hotel, Amman

Breakfast & Coffee | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

November 12, 2012

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at Colours, Landmark Hotel, Amman

Colours restaurant is all white. Despite its name, the whole place is bright white with a general clean and clear feel. Colorful touches add character to the space from the paintings over the buffet…

November 12, 2012 | International Cuisine | Amman

Breakfast at the Sheraton Hotel, Abu Dhabi

Breakfast & Coffee | Abu Dhabi UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

November 10, 2012

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at the Sheraton Hotel, Abu Dhabi

Breakfast at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi is a combination of preparations that will satisfy all your cravings. The professionalism of the chefs preparing some of the finest international morning items…

November 10, 2012 | International Cuisine | Abu Dhabi

Breakfast at Casper & Gambini's

Breakfast & Coffee | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 05, 2012

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at Casper & Gambini's

A tasty breakfast at Casper & Gambini's ABC Dbayeh. Casper & Gambini's is one of my favorite spots to go and have a good breakfast - a great way to start and boost up my energy for…

August 05, 2012 | International Cuisine | Mount Lebanon

Lebanese Restaurants Around The World

News

July 12, 2012

News

Lebanese Restaurants Around The World

Do you ever feel the need to eat Lebanese while abroad? Or want to invite some your foreign friends to taste the specialties we, as Lebanese, are proud of? For most of its past, Lebanon has been…

July 12, 2012 | Travel

Dekkanet Al Falamanki Takes You Down Memory Lane

News

April 20, 2012

News

Dekkanet Al Falamanki Takes You Down Memory Lane

Dekkanet AL Falamanki opened its doors. A continuation of Falamanki's spirit this new dekkenet brings back what's authentic in Lebanese traditions... Mouneh, wines, fresh herbs, zaatar, oil, arak,…

April 20, 2012

Al Falamanki Cafe & Restaurant Beirut

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 25, 2012

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Al Falamanki Cafe & Restaurant Beirut

Monot Street in Achrafiyeh is one of Beirut's oldest and most charming areas, well known for its restaurants, night clubs and bohemian cafe culture. At night the street is busy with revellers,…

February 25, 2012 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

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