The Original Em Ali: From Souk el Tayeb to Gemmayze

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

Beirut

September 25, 2018

The Original Em Ali: From Souk el Tayeb to Gemmayze

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

September 25, 2018 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

“Oum Ali”, the one and only Saj Queen famous from (Souk el Tayeb) and (Souk el Akel) has opened a breakfast…

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

Bread & Bakeries | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

June 03, 2018

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

Bread & Bakeries

June 03, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Dubai

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

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

Bread & Bakeries | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 03, 2018

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

Bread & Bakeries

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

Tannour manakish and bread like you've never tasted before, a selection of Labneh and vegetables from the village,…

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

Bread & Bakeries | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

December 31, 2017

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

Bread & Bakeries

December 31, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Metn

On Nahr el Mot a new bakery has opened. Yan is Armenian, he has a wide selection of breakfast bites of which the…

Zaatarji: The Zaatar Manouche Rocks!

Breakfast & Coffee | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

December 31, 2017

Zaatarji: The Zaatar Manouche Rocks!

Breakfast & Coffee

December 31, 2017 | Reviews | Metn

Homemade, handmade, passionately baked, very floppy, amazingly moist and juicy... I love their Mankouchet zaatar and…

Emm Salim Bakery: Ejjet Bayd and Mabroumet Nutella in Anfeh

Bread & Bakeries | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 20, 2017

Emm Salim Bakery: Ejjet Bayd and Mabroumet Nutella in Anfeh

Bread & Bakeries

December 20, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | North Lebanon

My latest discovery is a must try! Emm Salim’s bakery is one of the many places that have made Anfeh famous.…

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

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

Bread & Bakeries

December 20, 2017 | Restaurants | Metn

Newly open on Jal el Dib's internal road next to "Tiger" Car accessories, Baker's Bake is not your typical bakery…

November 2nd is World Mankousheh Day

News

November 02, 2017

November 2nd is World Mankousheh Day

News

November 02, 2017

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

November 2nd is World Manouche Day

News

November 02, 2017

November 2nd is World Manouche Day

News

November 02, 2017

An initiative by Zaatar w Zeit and NoGarlicNoOnions, the world has a reason to celebrate on November 2nd Lebanon's most…

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

Breakfast & Coffee | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 18, 2017

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

Breakfast & Coffee

September 18, 2017 | Street Food | Keserwan

I'm back for this superb Saj Mankouche... I came across Em Bashir back in 2014, a lady who sits behind the…

"Zaatar Manouche" in a Box

Breakfast & Coffee | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

September 17, 2017

"Zaatar Manouche" in a Box

Breakfast & Coffee

September 17, 2017 | Reviews | Metn

A cylindrical transparent box of Manakish: A box? Manakish? Served cold? Yes, it's indeed something…

The World Famous Lebanese Breakfast: A Love Story!

Breakfast & Coffee | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

September 16, 2017

The World Famous Lebanese Breakfast: A Love Story!

Breakfast & Coffee

September 16, 2017 | Mechwar Videos | Lebanon

With endless choice and great flavors, you simply cannot skip breakfast in Lebanon. From Mankousheh to Foul…

Charbel's Bakehouse: A Breakfast Spot in Broumana

Bread & Bakeries | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

August 21, 2017

Charbel's Bakehouse: A Breakfast Spot in Broumana

Bread & Bakeries

August 21, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Metn

When a young man opens a bakery, your traditional manoushe shop turns into a fresh breakfast parlour with much more…

Furn Emm Salim: Anfeh's Supreme Traditional Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 14, 2017

Furn Emm Salim: Anfeh's Supreme Traditional Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee

February 14, 2017 | Recommended | North Lebanon

My latest discovery is a must try! Emm Salim’s bakery is one of the many places that have made Anfeh famous.…

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

Breakfast & Coffee | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

February 05, 2017

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

Breakfast & Coffee

February 05, 2017 | Comparative Review | Lebanon

The comparative series are a set of reviews I'll be publishing from time to time. I'll be ordering the same item from…

Kahwet el Mandaloun: A New Favorite Place

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 12, 2017

Kahwet el Mandaloun: A New Favorite Place

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

January 12, 2017 | Recommended | Dbayeh

Close your eyes and travel back in time to when old Mercedes taxis used to glide round Beirut, to when Martyr's Square…

Oasis Saint Charbel: The Famous Mankoushe and Flatbread

Bread & Bakeries | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 09, 2016

Oasis Saint Charbel: The Famous Mankoushe and Flatbread

Bread & Bakeries

September 09, 2016 | Breakfast & Coffee | North Lebanon

Sometimes good food is found in unexpected places... Next to St. Charbel Annaya, is a restaurant/cafe that has one…

Zaatar w Zeit: An Unsuccessful Transformation!

Breakfast & Coffee | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 26, 2016

Zaatar w Zeit: An Unsuccessful Transformation!

Breakfast & Coffee

July 26, 2016 | Restaurants | Keserwan

Zaatar w Zeit has changed and bluntly speaking the new direction is somehow deceiving on so many levels. It's a…

Thyme & More: Where Zaatar is Treated as Art

Breakfast & Coffee | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

June 15, 2016

Thyme & More: Where Zaatar is Treated as Art

Breakfast & Coffee

June 15, 2016 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Amman

During my stay in Jordan, I was craving for a good mankoushe, something similar to the ones I often enjoy in…

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

Popular | Paris France Europe

France

March 26, 2016

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

Popular

March 26, 2016 | Reviews | Paris

Nine years, nine long years here in Paris, Chez Le Libanais, is a small shop that serves the best wraps. I came across…

The Manousheh: Ambassador of a Lebanese Culinary Pride

Mechwar Videos

February 07, 2016

The Manousheh: Ambassador of a Lebanese Culinary Pride

Mechwar Videos

February 07, 2016

Manakish, manaqish, manaeesh, manakeesh or in singular form man'ousheh, مناقيش‎, mannoushe, mannoush,…

The World's Biggest Saj Manousheh Record Attempt

News

November 17, 2015

The World's Biggest Saj Manousheh Record Attempt

News

November 17, 2015

Join the fun to attempt a new world record: The longest Saj mankoushe Sunday November…

Manousheh New York: Lebanon's Breakfast Ambassador

Breakfast & Coffee | New York USA

USA

November 06, 2015

Manousheh New York: Lebanon's Breakfast Ambassador

Breakfast & Coffee

November 06, 2015 | Recommended | New York

Zaatar with Labneh and a Ayran yogurt drink, akkawi cheese, spinach, labneh and maamoul... Manoushe New York is your…

Oum Karam: A Great Mankousheh up in the Cedars

Breakfast & Coffee | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 01, 2015

Oum Karam: A Great Mankousheh up in the Cedars

Breakfast & Coffee

September 01, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | North Lebanon

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

Mankousheh: From a Beirut Breakfast to a Dubai Delight

News

July 29, 2015

Mankousheh: From a Beirut Breakfast to a Dubai Delight

News

July 29, 2015 | Press

By Tarek Ali Ahmad and Salma ElShahed | Special to Al Arabiya NewsWednesday, 29 July 2015   The marriage between…

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

Airports | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 25, 2015

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

Airports

July 25, 2015 | Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut

I never expected to be writing a review about a coffee shop at an airport until last week when eating my favorite…

Breakfast at Al Saniour Antelias

Breakfast & Coffee | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 21, 2015

Breakfast at Al Saniour Antelias

Breakfast & Coffee

June 21, 2015 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Antelias

I never wrote a complete review about Al Saniour before, not because the food is not good because it surely is but…

Krikor in Baskinta: Fifty Four Years of Hard Work

Breakfast & Coffee | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 20, 2015

Krikor in Baskinta: Fifty Four Years of Hard Work

Breakfast & Coffee

June 20, 2015 | Recommended | Metn

I was back to Krikor Orian sooner than planned, this little tiny heavenly gem located in Baskinta. Before reaching…

Claude Harb Bakery, Hadath el Jebbeh

Street Food | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 21, 2015

Claude Harb Bakery, Hadath el Jebbeh

Street Food

May 21, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | North Lebanon

You may call it coincidence, fate or simply chance. We were scheduled to visit Bekaa Kafra and not Hadath el Jebbeh.…

Oum Ali: Perfect Saj Manakish...

Tasty Discoveries

April 08, 2015

Oum Ali: Perfect Saj Manakish...

Tasty Discoveries

April 08, 2015

You meet people sometimes who strongly affect you one-way or another… Oum Ali is one such person.…

Sarrouf Zalka: A Unique Discovery One Must Try

Breakfast & Coffee | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

April 07, 2015

Sarrouf Zalka: A Unique Discovery One Must Try

Breakfast & Coffee

April 07, 2015 | Street Food | Metn

At Sarrouf, you’ll read on the walls that the food there is better than your mum's… It’s a small…

Abou Haidar: Mashrouhet Zaatar, Labneh and Vegetables

Breakfast & Coffee | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 23, 2015

Abou Haidar: Mashrouhet Zaatar, Labneh and Vegetables

Breakfast & Coffee

March 23, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Metn

I believe it’s time I write about a place that I’ve ordering manakish from around three times a week for…

Monte Cassino Hotel: A Generous Breakfast with a View

Breakfast & Coffee | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

March 14, 2015

Monte Cassino Hotel: A Generous Breakfast with a View

Breakfast & Coffee

March 14, 2015 | International Cuisine | Jounieh

The Monte Cassino Hotel, nestled on a beautiful hill in Tabarja overlooking Jounieh bay, is a place everyone has been…

Special Potato and Olive Oil Saj Wraps from Hasbaya

Breakfast & Coffee | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 09, 2015

Special Potato and Olive Oil Saj Wraps from Hasbaya

Breakfast & Coffee

March 09, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | South Lebanon

Down south, two hours from Beirut is a bakery, a special shop producing unique markouk saj bread as well as a selection…

Breakfast from Zaatar w Zeit: Fast and Effective Takeaway

Breakfast & Coffee | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 09, 2015

Breakfast from Zaatar w Zeit: Fast and Effective Takeaway

Breakfast & Coffee

March 09, 2015 | Reviews | Metn

I always ask myself, why is it that only international chains have drive-thru service? Haven't you dreamt of a nice…

Visiting Zahle: A Delicious Journey Around the Bekaa Capital

Mechwar Videos | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

January 05, 2015

Visiting Zahle: A Delicious Journey Around the Bekaa Capital

Mechwar Videos

January 05, 2015 | Travel | Zahle

Zahle is one of Lebanon’s gems. Although a long drive away from Beirut city, Zahle is not at all far, especially…

Innovative: An Electrical Saj Markook Maker

Appliances

January 05, 2015

Innovative: An Electrical Saj Markook Maker

Appliances

January 05, 2015

Until today, enjoying a Saj bite wasn’t the easiest of things. We had to wait until invited to a party up the…

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

Mechwar Videos | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 07, 2014

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

Mechwar Videos

December 07, 2014 | Popular | Beirut

Let's get lost together in Burj Hammud ... a city that has a lot to be discovered, experienced and…

Afif: The King of Jokes and Emperor of Lahme Beajine

Street Food | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

October 25, 2014

Afif: The King of Jokes and Emperor of Lahme Beajine

Street Food

October 25, 2014 | Keserwan

If you're a ski fan or happen to live around the Kesrerwan area, you'll definitely know this one... Afif, the man…

Em Bashir: The Famous Saj Bakery of Faraya

Street Food | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

October 25, 2014

Em Bashir: The Famous Saj Bakery of Faraya

Street Food

October 25, 2014 | Keserwan

For the last thirty years I've been spending my summers around Faraya area and I never imagined that it had that many…

Joseph: Worth a Trip to Faraya for Eggs and Kawarma

Street Food | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

October 25, 2014

Joseph: Worth a Trip to Faraya for Eggs and Kawarma

Street Food

October 25, 2014 | Keserwan

Just a few hundred meters before reaching Faraya's roundabout you’ll find Joseph (facing a shop called SkiLife).…

Back to Work: It's School Thyme...

News

September 15, 2014

Back to Work: It's School Thyme...

News

September 15, 2014

Remember the old days, the small school shop which used to sell manakish and the famous Bonjus pyramid? Tell us about…

Batchig: Drink Homemade Arak Every Tuesday

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 19, 2014

Batchig: Drink Homemade Arak Every Tuesday

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

July 19, 2014 | Restaurants | Dbayeh

Batchig is one those places I visit often and enjoy every time. A new idea has been introduced at this Armenian…

Man'oushé: Inside the Street Corner Lebanese Bakery

Spotted Stories

June 05, 2014

Man'oushé: Inside the Street Corner Lebanese Bakery

Spotted Stories

June 05, 2014

As every true Lebanese knows, the Man'oushé has a reserved place on the country's breakfast table. But every true…

Bakeries Redefined... Zaatar W Zeit's Stand Alone in Byblos

Breakfast & Coffee | Jbeil Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 02, 2014

Bakeries Redefined... Zaatar W Zeit's Stand Alone in Byblos

Breakfast & Coffee

January 02, 2014 | Street Food | Jbeil

After visiting Zaatar W Zeit Zalka with my family last week, I decided to give this place another try before drawing…

Breakfast at Le Gray: Starting Your Day in Style

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 23, 2013

Breakfast at Le Gray: Starting Your Day in Style

Breakfast & Coffee

September 23, 2013 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

I thought I had visited almost all of the major five-star hotels for breakfast in Lebanon. I was actually working on…

Ghattas Achrafieh: Probably the Best Spinach Fatayer in Lebanon

Tasty Discoveries

August 13, 2013

Ghattas Achrafieh: Probably the Best Spinach Fatayer in Lebanon

Tasty Discoveries

August 13, 2013

During my search for the best Man2oushe in Beirut, the name Ghattas kept popping out. Many have asked me if the Ghattas…

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

Comparative Review

June 26, 2013

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

Comparative Review

June 26, 2013 | Spotted Stories

Is it spelled man’oushe, mankouche or manqoushe? Multiple ways of spelling for one great result: spread…

A Lebanese Mankoushe in the Heart of Paris

Tasty Discoveries | Paris France Europe

France

June 03, 2013

A Lebanese Mankoushe in the Heart of Paris

Tasty Discoveries

June 03, 2013 | Paris

I landed in Paris at 2pm. My friend came to pick me up from the airport. He had a plan. He said he was not taking me…

Searching for Beirut's Tastiest Man'oushe: The Results

Popular | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 04, 2013

Searching for Beirut's Tastiest Man'oushe: The Results

Popular

April 04, 2013 | Reviews | Beirut

Is it spelled man'oushe, mankouche or manqoushe? Multiple ways of spelling for one great result: spread dough…

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