Furn el Mouallem: Traditional Bread and Mankish in Mokhtara

Breakfast & Coffee | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 18, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Furn el Mouallem: Traditional Bread and Mankish in Mokhtara

What makes a Manoucheh even more unique than a conventional one, is when it’s baked using the dough of standard Lebanese bread. One of three bakeries I know other than Al Zahaa in Jezzine and…

July 18, 2019 | Reviews | Shouf

Visit the Village of Ebrine, Batroun: A Video Review

Mechwar Videos | Batroun North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

April 25, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Visit the Village of Ebrine, Batroun: A Video Review

Aabrine (عبرين) is a Lebanese local authority which is located in Batroun District (Qada'a), an administrative division of North Lebanon Governorate(Mohafazah). The municipality is a member of…

April 25, 2019 | Travel | Batroun

Zaatar w Zeit: Sadly Portraying a Wrong Image of Lebanese Food

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

April 19, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Zaatar w Zeit: Sadly Portraying a Wrong Image of Lebanese Food

Spending the day at home with my little ones, and after a long week in Armenia, I was craving a decent, tasty, fluffy, Lebanese Manouche. Now that "Zaatar w Zeit" opened in Mazraat Yachouh, I called…

April 19, 2019 | News | Lebanon

Saj Em Georges: A Video Worth A Million Words; The Lady with Magical Hands

Bread & Bakeries | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 26, 2019

Bread & Bakeries

Saj Em Georges: A Video Worth A Million Words; The Lady with Magical Hands

If they say "A picture is worth a thousand words", a video is worth more than a million. Watch it for yourself and feel what Em Georges is all about, a lady baking love in Dbayeh for the last…

March 26, 2019 | Manakish | Dbayeh

Saj Abou Anthony: Baking Love Since 1994 in Metn

Breakfast & Coffee | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

February 18, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Saj Abou Anthony: Baking Love Since 1994 in Metn

Jean has been preparing amazing manakish for the last 25 years, and I didn’t know about his bakery. Saj Abou Anthony, open from the early hours of the morning until 1 pm prepares freshly baked…

February 18, 2019 | Manakish | Metn

Abou Daoud Bakery, Jdeideh: One of the Best Manakish Ever!

Breakfast & Coffee | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

February 18, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Abou Daoud Bakery, Jdeideh: One of the Best Manakish Ever!

It's definitely the welcoming, the happiness and positive vibes... followed by a bite, one single bite and you will fall in love. Abou Daoud is a homey and traditional Lebanese bakery…

February 18, 2019 | Manakish | Metn

Sarrouf Zalka: Saj and Poems for Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 23, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Sarrouf Zalka: Saj and Poems for Breakfast

I’ve been here in 2015 and now back to this amazing hole in the wall hidden bakery. I forgot about the bizarre decor making you feel in a gallery and the happy man baking Saj manakish begins…

January 23, 2019 | Manakish | Metn

Samarula: The Coolest Food Truck up in the Cedars

Reviews | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 13, 2019

Reviews

Samarula: The Coolest Food Truck up in the Cedars

There's a food truck in The Cedars, painted in purple and where great crepes and manakish are served. Samarula is a must try for the vibes, the view, and the food. Drive up and meet Samar.

January 13, 2019 | Street Food | North Lebanon

39 Best Breakfast Spots in Lebanon: Where to Go, What to Eat

Breakfast & Coffee | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 04, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

39 Best Breakfast Spots in Lebanon: Where to Go, What to Eat

With endless choice and great flavors, you simply cannot skip breakfast in Lebanon. From Mankousheh to Foul and hummus... Knefeh, Ashta and Labneh, we have something to satisfy all…

January 04, 2019 | Manakish | Lebanon

Dede Gourmet Bakery Kousba: Where Passion is Translated into Breakfast

Bread & Bakeries | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 25, 2018

Bread & Bakeries

Dede Gourmet Bakery Kousba: Where Passion is Translated into Breakfast

She welcomes, she greets, asks for the order and makes sure it’s prepared with love. Every tomato is washed, every cucumber is carefully cut... zaatar is spread, and cheese is layered…

December 25, 2018 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | North Lebanon

November 2nd is World Manouche Day: From Lebanon to the World, Celebrating the Greatest Breakfast

Manakish | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

November 01, 2018

Manakish

November 2nd is World Manouche Day: From Lebanon to the World, Celebrating the Greatest Breakfast

'Manouche" is a popular Lebanese Breakfast consisting of dough topped with thyme, cheese, or ground meat. Similar to a pizza, it can be sliced or folded, and it can be served either for breakfast or…

November 01, 2018 | News | Lebanon

The Original Em Ali: From Souk el Tayeb to Gemmayze

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 25, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

The Original Em Ali: From Souk el Tayeb to Gemmayze

“Oum Ali”, the one and only Saj Queen famous from (Souk el Tayeb) and (Souk el Akel) has opened a breakfast Parlour on Gemmayze street. A traditional eatery serving the same yellow dough…

September 25, 2018 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

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

Hatbe W Nar: All The Way to Kobayat for the Best Tannour Manakish

Bread & Bakeries | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 03, 2018

Bread & Bakeries

Hatbe W Nar: All The Way to Kobayat for the Best Tannour Manakish

Tannour manakish and bread like you've never tasted before, a selection of Labneh and vegetables from the village, Hummus and Balila ending the experience with the horizontal tannour…

June 03, 2018 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | North Lebanon

Yan Bakery: A New Bakery has Opened on Nahr el Mot

Bread & Bakeries | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

December 31, 2017

Bread & Bakeries

Yan Bakery: A New Bakery has Opened on Nahr el Mot

On Nahr el Mot a new bakery has opened. Yan is Armenian, he has a wide selection of breakfast bites of which the signature Armenian items like Labneh Beajine, Harra, Soujok and Basterma. I even…

December 31, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Metn

Zaatarji: The Zaatar Manouche Rocks!

Breakfast & Coffee | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

December 31, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Zaatarji: The Zaatar Manouche Rocks!

Homemade, handmade, passionately baked, very floppy, amazingly moist and juicy... I love their Mankouchet zaatar and I’ll recommend it to all my friends. Visit Zaatarji, newly opened in…

December 31, 2017 | Manakish | Metn

Emm Salim Bakery: Ejjet Bayd and Mabroumet Nutella in Anfeh

Bread & Bakeries | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 20, 2017

Bread & Bakeries

Emm Salim Bakery: Ejjet Bayd and Mabroumet Nutella in Anfeh

My latest discovery is a must try! Emm Salim’s bakery is one of the many places that have made Anfeh famous. Located in the old souk, the famous "Tahet el Rih" resort and surely the Phoenician…

December 20, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | North Lebanon

Baker's Bake: The Dough is Handcrafted with Love... Manakish are so Good!

Bread & Bakeries | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

December 20, 2017

Bread & Bakeries

Baker's Bake: The Dough is Handcrafted with Love... Manakish are so Good!

Newly open on Jal el Dib's internal road next to "Tiger" Car accessories, Baker's Bake is not your typical bakery but a haven for foodies seeking perfection. The dough is homemade and…

December 20, 2017 | Restaurants | Metn

November 2nd is World Mankousheh Day

Manakish

November 02, 2017

Manakish

November 2nd is World Mankousheh Day

Today November 2nd is officially World Mankousheh Day! Share a Mankousheh... #WorldMankoushehDay

November 02, 2017 | News

November 2nd is World Manouche Day

Events

November 02, 2017

Events

November 2nd is World Manouche Day

An initiative by Zaatar w Zeit and NoGarlicNoOnions, the world has a reason to celebrate on November 2nd Lebanon's most delicious and world famous breakfast: "The Manouche". Mankousheh, Manouche,…

November 02, 2017 | Manakish

Em Bashir Faraya: One of the Country's Tastiest Saj Manakish

Breakfast & Coffee | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 18, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Em Bashir Faraya: One of the Country's Tastiest Saj Manakish

I'm back for this superb Saj Mankouche... I came across Em Bashir back in 2014, a lady who sits behind the window preparing saj sandwiches with a welcoming attitude. To tell you the truth,…

September 18, 2017 | Manakish | Keserwan

"Zaatar Manouche" in a Box

Breakfast & Coffee | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

September 17, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

"Zaatar Manouche" in a Box

A cylindrical transparent box of Manakish: A box? Manakish? Served cold? Yes, it's indeed something interesting... I discovered this unique creation in 2013 and still enjoy the same…

September 17, 2017 | Manakish | Metn

The World Famous Lebanese Breakfast: A Love Story!

Breakfast & Coffee | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

September 16, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

The World Famous Lebanese Breakfast: A Love Story!

With endless choice and great flavors, you simply cannot skip breakfast in Lebanon. From Mankousheh to Foul and hummus.... Knefeh, kashta and Labneh, we have something to satisfy all…

September 16, 2017 | Manakish | Lebanon

Charbel's Bakehouse: A Breakfast Spot in Broumana

Bread & Bakeries | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

August 21, 2017

Bread & Bakeries

Charbel's Bakehouse: A Breakfast Spot in Broumana

When a young man opens a bakery, your traditional manoushe shop turns into a fresh breakfast parlour with much more than the simple zaatar manakish. From zaatar to chicken and kafta, Charbel…

August 21, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Metn

Furn Emm Salim: Anfeh's Supreme Traditional Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 14, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Furn Emm Salim: Anfeh's Supreme Traditional Breakfast

My latest discovery is a must try! Emm Salim’s bakery is one of the many places that have made Anfeh famous. Located in the old souk, the famous "Tahet el Rih" resort and surely the Phoenician…

February 14, 2017 | Manakish | North Lebanon

A Comparative Review: Manakish for Breakfast, 5 Bakeries, 1 Winner

Breakfast & Coffee | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

February 05, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

A Comparative Review: Manakish for Breakfast, 5 Bakeries, 1 Winner

The comparative series are a set of reviews I'll be publishing from time to time. I'll be ordering the same item from three to five different places for a constructive comparison... let's enjoy…

February 05, 2017 | Comparative Review | Lebanon

Kahwet el Mandaloun: A New Favorite Place

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 12, 2017

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Kahwet el Mandaloun: A New Favorite Place

Close your eyes and travel back in time to when old Mercedes taxis used to glide round Beirut, to when Martyr's Square was the heart of the Middle East and to when Abou Salim used to entertain our…

January 12, 2017 | Recommended | Dbayeh

Oasis Saint Charbel: The Famous Mankoushe and Flatbread

Bread & Bakeries | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 09, 2016

Bread & Bakeries

Oasis Saint Charbel: The Famous Mankoushe and Flatbread

Sometimes good food is found in unexpected places... Next to St. Charbel Annaya, is a restaurant/cafe that has one of the country's best Saj manakish, that's crispy and tastes like oriental…

September 09, 2016 | Breakfast & Coffee | North Lebanon

Zaatar w Zeit: An Unsuccessful Transformation!

Breakfast & Coffee | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 26, 2016

Breakfast & Coffee

Zaatar w Zeit: An Unsuccessful Transformation!

Zaatar w Zeit has changed and bluntly speaking the new direction is somehow deceiving on so many levels. It's a wannabe diner inspired by Pret-a-Manger with a missing link somewhere. What was…

July 26, 2016 | Manakish | Keserwan

Thyme & More: Where Zaatar is Treated as Art

Breakfast & Coffee | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

June 15, 2016

Breakfast & Coffee

Thyme & More: Where Zaatar is Treated as Art

During my stay in Jordan, I was craving for a good mankoushe, something similar to the ones I often enjoy in Lebanon.  Thin dough topped with a variety of different pure Zaatar with that zesty…

June 15, 2016 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Amman

Chez Le Libanais: Proudly Lebanese and Tasty, in the Heart of Paris!

Manakish | Paris France Europe

France

March 26, 2016

Manakish

Chez Le Libanais: Proudly Lebanese and Tasty, in the Heart of Paris!

Nine years, nine long years here in Paris, Chez Le Libanais, is a small shop that serves the best wraps. I came across it by accident on Foursquare while looking for the best wraps in Paris. Walk in…

March 26, 2016 | Popular | Paris

The Manousheh: Ambassador of a Lebanese Culinary Pride

Manakish

February 07, 2016

Manakish

The Manousheh: Ambassador of a Lebanese Culinary Pride

Manakish, manaqish, manaeesh, manakeesh or in singular form man'ousheh, مناقيش‎, mannoushe, mannoush, mankoushe, mankoucheh... many ways of writing it but one meaning. Manoushe is…

February 07, 2016 | Mechwar Videos

The World's Biggest Saj Manousheh Record Attempt

Manakish

November 17, 2015

Manakish

The World's Biggest Saj Manousheh Record Attempt

Join the fun to attempt a new world record: The longest Saj mankoushe Sunday November 22nd https://www.facebook.com/Amjad-Official-Attempt-984029138324070

November 17, 2015 | News

Manousheh New York: Lebanon's Breakfast Ambassador

Breakfast & Coffee | New York USA Americas

USA

November 06, 2015

Breakfast & Coffee

Manousheh New York: Lebanon's Breakfast Ambassador

Zaatar with Labneh and a Ayran yogurt drink, akkawi cheese, spinach, labneh and maamoul... Manoushe New York is your little bit for Lebanon in the Big Apple. I have been here before and I am back now…

November 06, 2015 | Recommended | New York

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

Mankousheh: From a Beirut Breakfast to a Dubai Delight

Manakish

July 29, 2015

Manakish

Mankousheh: From a Beirut Breakfast to a Dubai Delight

By Tarek Ali Ahmad and Salma ElShahed | Special to Al Arabiya NewsWednesday, 29 July 2015   The marriage between cheese and bread is an almost universally accepted union. While the West has…

July 29, 2015 | News

Balkoumi: Coffee, Bites and Yogurt Only Before Check-In

Airports | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 25, 2015

Airports

Balkoumi: Coffee, Bites and Yogurt Only Before Check-In

I never expected to be writing a review about a coffee shop at an airport until last week when eating my favorite frozen yogurt in Lebanon -to date- and seeing the name Balkoumi on the napkin.…

July 25, 2015 | Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut

Breakfast at Al Saniour Antelias

Breakfast & Coffee | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 21, 2015

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at Al Saniour Antelias

I never wrote a complete review about Al Saniour before, not because the food is not good because it surely is but because I'm not a fan of Arguileh and smoky places. When I go out to eat, I would…

June 21, 2015 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Antelias

Krikor in Baskinta: Fifty Four Years of Hard Work

Breakfast & Coffee | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 20, 2015

Breakfast & Coffee

Krikor in Baskinta: Fifty Four Years of Hard Work

I was back to Krikor Orian sooner than planned, this little tiny heavenly gem located in Baskinta. Before reaching Baskinta, you’ll find a small petrol station, which used to be called Ezz el…

June 20, 2015 | Manakish | Metn

Claude Harb Bakery, Hadath el Jebbeh

Manakish | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 21, 2015

Manakish

Claude Harb Bakery, Hadath el Jebbeh

You may call it coincidence, fate or simply chance. We were scheduled to visit Bekaa Kafra and not Hadath el Jebbeh. Due to the very bad weather that day, we decided to take the internal road... we…

May 21, 2015 | Street Food | North Lebanon

Oum Ali: Perfect Saj Manakish...

Manakish

April 08, 2015

Manakish

Oum Ali: Perfect Saj Manakish...

You meet people sometimes who strongly affect you one-way or another… Oum Ali is one such person. Rare… and I was lucky enough to have come across a simple and unpretentious lady…

April 08, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries

Sarrouf Zalka: A Unique Discovery One Must Try

Breakfast & Coffee | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

April 07, 2015

Breakfast & Coffee

Sarrouf Zalka: A Unique Discovery One Must Try

At Sarrouf, you’ll read on the walls that the food there is better than your mum's… It’s a small place, dimmed, dull and old but who cares... Food is exceptionally awesome. Come…

April 07, 2015 | Street Food | Metn

Abou Haidar: Mashrouhet Zaatar, Labneh and Vegetables

Breakfast & Coffee | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 23, 2015

Breakfast & Coffee

Abou Haidar: Mashrouhet Zaatar, Labneh and Vegetables

I believe it’s time I write about a place that I’ve ordering manakish from around three times a week for the last year. It’s not a discovery in a lost village in Lebanon and not one…

March 23, 2015 | Manakish | Metn

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

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

Breakfast from Zaatar w Zeit: Fast and Effective Takeaway

Breakfast & Coffee | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 09, 2015

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast from Zaatar w Zeit: Fast and Effective Takeaway

I always ask myself, why is it that only international chains have drive-thru service? Haven't you dreamt of a nice fluffy Mankouché with Zaatar and labneh to grab on your way? How about a…

March 09, 2015 | Manakish | Metn

Visiting Zahle: A Delicious Journey Around the Bekaa Capital

Mechwar Videos | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

January 05, 2015

Mechwar Videos

Visiting Zahle: A Delicious Journey Around the Bekaa Capital

Zahle is one of Lebanon’s gems. Although a long drive away from Beirut city, Zahle is not at all far, especially if you’re looking for something delicious to eat… Zahle has so much…

January 05, 2015 | Travel | Zahle

Innovative: An Electrical Saj Markook Maker

Appliances

January 05, 2015

Appliances

Innovative: An Electrical Saj Markook Maker

Until today, enjoying a Saj bite wasn’t the easiest of things. We had to wait until invited to a party up the mountain or maybe find one at an event, simply because the Saj grill itself is…

January 05, 2015 | Manakish

Let's Get Lost in Bourj Hammoud... A City of Life (The Video)

Mechwar Videos | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 07, 2014

Mechwar Videos

Let's Get Lost in Bourj Hammoud... A City of Life (The Video)

Let's get lost together in Burj Hammud ... a city that has a lot to be discovered, experienced and enjoyed… A city mapped with small streets and on every street you’ll find a…

December 07, 2014 | Popular | Beirut

Afif: The King of Jokes and Emperor of Lahme Beajine

Street Food | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

October 25, 2014

Street Food

Afif: The King of Jokes and Emperor of Lahme Beajine

If you're a ski fan or happen to live around the Kesrerwan area, you'll definitely know this one... Afif, the man behind Mar Charbel Bakery, has been an important stop during my journey around…

October 25, 2014 | Keserwan

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