Saj and Manakish Abou Hekmat, Hasbaya

Manakish | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 26, 2019

Manakish

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

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

Manakish | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 26, 2019

Manakish

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

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

Manakish | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 26, 2019

Manakish

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

Francois Kamil Lebnen: Baking Since 1962 in Antelias

Manakish | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 14, 2019

Manakish

Francois Kamil Lebnen: Baking Since 1962 in Antelias

Located in Antelias, Byekout road, Francois Kamil Lebnen is still baking every mankousheh with love since 1962 and keeping the tradition alive! He opens every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and…

March 14, 2019 | Breakfast & Coffee | Antelias

Saj Abou Anthony: Baking Love Since 1994 in Metn

Manakish | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

February 18, 2019

Manakish

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!

Manakish | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

February 18, 2019

Manakish

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

Manakish | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 23, 2019

Manakish

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

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

Manakish | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 04, 2019

Manakish

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

Al Zouwada, Mar Charbel: Afif's Bakery in Hrajel

Manakish | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 25, 2018

Manakish

Al Zouwada, Mar Charbel: Afif's Bakery in Hrajel

There are so many places in Lebanon that offer amazingly delicious bites - some you know, some you'll get to know and some you'll remember. If you're a ski lover or happen to live in the Kesrerwan…

December 25, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Keserwan

Dede Gourmet Bakery Kousba: Where Passion is Translated into Breakfast

Manakish | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 25, 2018

Manakish

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

Manakish, Tasty Wraps and Great Heroes on World Manouche Day: The Addresses and Video!

Manakish | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

November 04, 2018

Manakish

Manakish, Tasty Wraps and Great Heroes on World Manouche Day: The Addresses and Video!

Manouche google maps coordinates: Al Mustakbal Bakery فرن المستقبل Beirut 01 866 022 https://goo.gl/maps/U93kM7ndF2k Al Boulangi Uruguay, Bayrut 81 225…

November 04, 2018 | Manakish | 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

Baalbake Express: Sfi7a Now Serving in Jal el Dib

Manakish | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

August 15, 2018

Manakish

Baalbake Express: Sfi7a Now Serving in Jal el Dib

Bringing the flavors of traditional Sfi7a from Baalbeck to Sarba, Baalbake has taken the challenge further with the opening of another location closer to Beirut. On Jal el Dib’s internal…

August 15, 2018 | Manakish | Metn

Abou Artine: 3 years Later, 50 Kilos Down. Still A Superb Manousheh

Manakish | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 04, 2018

Manakish

Abou Artine: 3 years Later, 50 Kilos Down. Still A Superb Manousheh

Remember Abou Artine, the happy family preparing Saj manakish in Faraya... They have changed -shrunk a bit- but their manakish not, still as tasty as ever. Check the…

June 04, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Keserwan

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

Manakish | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

June 03, 2018

Manakish

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

Manakish | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 03, 2018

Manakish

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

Manousheh New York: A True Lebanese Bakery, Amazing Manakish!

Manakish | New York USA Americas

USA

April 01, 2018

Manakish

Manousheh New York: A True Lebanese Bakery, Amazing Manakish!

Ambassador of great culinary know-how, Manousheh has exported the true taste of the Lebanese “Manouche” to New York. I’ve been here several times already and still feel goosebumps…

April 01, 2018 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | New York

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

Manakish | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

December 31, 2017

Manakish

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!

Manakish | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

December 31, 2017

Manakish

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

Manouchet El Khal, Mazraat Yachouh: It's Addictive!

Manakish | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

December 30, 2017

Manakish

Manouchet El Khal, Mazraat Yachouh: It's Addictive!

There's a big center in Mazraat Yachouh, called Au Carrefour. On the lower side of this big center, you will find a small a small shop. Clean and simple, 3al Barakeh offers a super varied menu of…

December 30, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Metn

Emm Salim Bakery: Ejjet Bayd and Mabroumet Nutella in Anfeh

Manakish | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 20, 2017

Manakish

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

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

Manakish

November 02, 2017

Manakish

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

Krikor: The Famous Kawarma, Cheese, Butter and Ghee Manouche

Manakish | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

October 30, 2017

Manakish

Krikor: The Famous Kawarma, Cheese, Butter and Ghee Manouche

At 3am, the dough is prepared and ready to enter the oven as and when the client asks for it. A layer of kashkawan cheese lies under the kawarma meat. Beef meets with lamb fat. Kashkawan, mozzarella…

October 30, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Metn

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

Manakish | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 18, 2017

Manakish

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

Manakish | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

September 17, 2017

Manakish

"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!

Manakish | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

September 16, 2017

Manakish

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

Furn el Sabaya: Your Unconventional Breakfast Stop

Manakish | Jbeil Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

May 14, 2017

Manakish

Furn el Sabaya: Your Unconventional Breakfast Stop

Unconventional... more of a sacred ritual, because every sandwich needs time and dedication... The kawarma galette is breathtaking. Just take your time and soak up every moment: first the…

May 14, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Jbeil

Furn Emm Salim: Anfeh's Supreme Traditional Breakfast

Manakish | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 14, 2017

Manakish

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

Manakish | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

February 05, 2017

Manakish

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

Oasis Mar Charbel Annaya: Superb Saj Wraps!

Manakish | Jbeil Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 30, 2017

Manakish

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

Oasis Saint Charbel: The Famous Mankoushe and Flatbread

Manakish | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 09, 2016

Manakish

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!

Manakish | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 26, 2016

Manakish

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

Manakish | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

June 15, 2016

Manakish

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

Trying Zaatar w Zeit in Dubai

Manakish | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

February 26, 2016

Manakish

Trying Zaatar w Zeit in Dubai

Zaatar w Zeit Dubai feels like exactly like the ones in Lebanon, fresh green colors in a well lit space that inspires happiness and goodness. Behind the glass facade is an orange sign and…

February 26, 2016 | Manakish | Dubai

Mannoush: The Gourmet Mankoucheh (Restaurant Closed)

Manakish | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 21, 2016

Manakish

Mannoush: The Gourmet Mankoucheh (Restaurant Closed)

Mannoush takes the Lebanese conventional breakfast to the next level.   Reinventing a Middle Eastern treat using fine ingredients like truffles, sausages and meat... the mankoushe here is a…

February 21, 2016 | Manakish | Beirut

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

... And the Zaatar Croissant was Born: Happy Independence Day 2015

Manakish

November 22, 2015

Manakish

... And the Zaatar Croissant was Born: Happy Independence Day 2015

من خطوات حكومة الإستقلال (لي بتعرفوا ويلي ما بتعرفوا) ١- عدم زيارة المفوض السامي ٢- تعديل الدستور وأصبحت اللغة العربية اللغة الرسمية ٣- استبدال الجبنة في الكرواسان الفرنسي بالزغتر…

November 22, 2015 | News

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

Oum Karam: A Great Manouche up in the Cedars

Manakish | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 01, 2015

Manakish

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

Manousheh New York: Live Love Lebanon!

Manakish | New York USA Americas

USA

July 03, 2015

Manakish

Manousheh New York: Live Love Lebanon!

Finally I've done it, I visited Manousheh, the Lebanese bakery in New York. Nestled on Bleecker Street is a place, a small place oozing with Lebanese culture. If you're living in New York and feeling…

July 03, 2015 | Manakish | New York

Krikor in Baskinta: Fifty Four Years of Hard Work

Manakish | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 20, 2015

Manakish

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

Abou Haidar: Mashrouhet Zaatar, Labneh and Vegetables

Manakish | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 23, 2015

Manakish

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

Special Potato and Olive Oil Saj Wraps from Hasbaya

Manakish | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 09, 2015

Manakish

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

Manakish | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 09, 2015

Manakish

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

Innovative: An Electrical Saj Markook Maker

Manakish

January 05, 2015

Manakish

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

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