Located in the heart of Achrafieh facing Pate a Choux on Sodeco street, “Furn w Fekhar” is the latest bakery to open proposing a selection of manakish, wraps, sandwiches, and food served in clay pots. The all-day breakfast restaurant has it all; manakish in the oven, saroukh, pizzas, mini bites, fekhar, mashrouha, Kaak, sandwiches, salads, sweet mouajjanet.
Visiting at noon, I wanted to try a taste of breakfast and lunch. Let’s have Labneh and Awarma manouche, turkey and cheese saroukh, Margherita pizza, eggplant, and Laban Fatteh, French fries sandwich.
A loaded bowl of Fatteh served in a clay pot; diced eggplant served with their thick skin, chickpeas, toasted bread, watery Laban and crunchy nuts.
- Pizza Margherita needs flavor, acidity, salt, and a thinner dough. A bit too chewy, the filling needs a kick, needs more taste.
- The Turkey and cheese sandwich is sweet!!!!! Why is it covered with milk? That’s new to me! An unpleasant taste of sweetness and a lack of salt. Generously filled, the saroukh is fulfilling.
- The French fries sandwich that reminded me of my school days! When fries were undercooked, the bread was soggy and the pickles very crunchy. The change: More fries cooked adequately to crunch, more balance and a thicker, more generous sandwich.
- Awarma w Labneh: the labneh is cooked in a closed Manouche like a calzone mixed with Awarma. Good taste but again, the dough is sweet and too thin for the filling.
Clearly: A lack of “Lebanese Nafass” and knowhow. A Lebanese chef is needed in here. Food is not only about ingredients, but how you use them properly.
Pay attention: they have no credit card.