June 13, 2017 Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Baalbaké: The Taste of Baalbeck in Jounieh

Phone Number: +961 9 915 405

Address: Dahr Sarba, Behind Abdel Rahman Hallab, Jounieh, Keserwan, Lebanon ( 07:00AM - 12:00AM)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/baalbake.restaurant/

Price Range: 3-10 $

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4.45 out of 5 based on 1 professional review.

RATING:89/100

Welcoming: 5/5

Food Temperature: 9/10

Ambiance / Music: 8/10

Menu Choice: 5/5

Food Taste: 28/30

Architecture / Interior: 7/10

Food presentation: 8/10

Service: 9/10

Value for money: 10/10

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Why go all the way to Baalbeck to enjoy a real "Sfi7a" when you can have it nearby... they even deliver. Just two months in business now, Baalbaké is a small butchery and bakery, serving the real taste of Baalbeck down in Sarba, on the Jounieh-Jbeil highway. Fadel Barakat, supported by his father and wife welcome you into their home.

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Pass by for the meat: "La7me Baladiyyeh", cow or lamb carefully handpicked by Fadel. After all this place is a butchery and they know what they are doing. Continue to the bakery corner, order a Manousheh or simply go for the Sfi7a. Can you believe that a dozen are only "LBP6,000" altogether? For that price in Baalbeck, you get only one piece (LBP500).

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Oh my Goodness! You can't imagine how great it is until you try the first bite... and take it from someone who's been at least a dozen times to Baalbeck. A very thin and soft dough with a crispy crust hosts juicy and enjoyably fatty meat. It does contain onion but I didn't notice it. Fadel even prepared a version EI hot onions, it felt so good!

I really loved it! The dough, the meat, the taste and smell. Bravo for creating the real deal, just a short distance away from its original source.

Professional and clean, "Baalbaké" serves real Sfi7a. Bite-sized manakish stuffed with a mix of meat and lamb fat. I have rarely enjoyed a Sfi7a this much.

It's not a Lahme Beajine.

I am happy to have discovered a place close to home serving the flavors of the village with passion, love and dedication. I feel great when I meet people dedicated to what they do as much as Fadel is.

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And that's not all. Have a sandwich or a plate of cooked meat. Lamb ribs like you've never had before. So tender they melt on your tongue like butter. Kafka that feels light and explodes with juiciness. I even had the chance to have a tawouk that's not marinated in garlic... and a plate of hummus to complete my experience. 

I loved it! A recommended place to have a tasty bite, meet a passionate owner and continue your day without feeling heavy.




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