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A Must Try: Hasroun's Huge Pizza
A Must Try: The Gigantic Delicious Pizza of Hasroun
Charbel used to have a container on Hasroun's main road and now moved to the first floor of an old house.
Imagine a pizza that's 50 centimeters in diameter. A pizza dough that's cooked on both sides then covered with a homemade tomato sauce, stacked with ham, topped with thyme from the village, mushrooms and seven varieties of cheese all mixed together. The dough is first baked before adding the ingredients and cooking it one more time. On top, slices of tomatoes, a cocktail of bell peppers and salami, it's not only generous but extremely tasty and all for just LBP20,000.
No words can describe the experience. I had four slices when I came here just for a tasting. The dough is unique and the ingredients are special as well. A combination creating one of Lebanon's best pizzas... All of that from an oven that cost less than $500, where others have paid thousands of Euros for their Italian furnaces. It's up in the mountains, an hour from Beirut, in a village called Hasroun, in a small container where a man, boiling with passion, makes a pizza that will make you think about food in a new light.
Enjoy watching him prepare it. The pizza doesn't fit in his oven so he found a way to push it on a wooden board. It's up in the mountains, an hour from Beirut, in a village called Hasroun, up on the first floor a man, boiling with passion, makes a pizza that will make you think differently about food.