I ate, enjoyed my time, felt transported... I wished time would stop. I had an amazing plate of foul, an awesome plate of hummus, an outstanding bite of Sfi7a and the story goes on and on... have breakfast at “Sawani Falfoul” where food has another meaning!
Down in Badaro, “Sawani” goes for trays and “Falfoul” for Foul, Fatteh, and Falafel. Sit on the sidewalk, enjoy your time, live Beirut and leave with a smile on your face. It’s like any restaurant, a home away from home, non-pretentious, happy and fresh. Arrive at a place loaded with positive vibes, on a Saturday morning, in the heart of Beirut, relax on the sidewalk, a wooden table, porcelain plates... I really loved it here!
At Sawani Falfoul, prepare to be transported: travel back in time to the flavors of ancient Lebanon, to when my grandma used to cook for me in her old house.
Hummus, Kafta and tomatoes, Fatteh b batenjen, eggs with potato, Foul, Sfi7a, Kafta with tahini and beyond. Afterwards came dessert, Halawa crème brûlée, Tamer pain perdu and Debes b tahini.
Let’s go back to the start; the concept in few lines: walk-in and choose your vegetables, sit on an old chair brought straight from the village, look at the old Pepsi bottles, buy a jar of Mouneh and wait to be served. The chef comes to you, a smile on his face, checking if everything is ok.
I loved the food! In fact, I adored it; it’s probably the ingredients, but it’s not enough: it’s the love poured in every plate, the flavors, the aromas, the smoothness, the touch of know-how and perfection. Feel the tender meat sprinkled on hummus, the tender Kafta with cold tahini on top, the molten eggplant swimming in fresh Laban, the moist eggs mixed with potato cubes and the soft Foul.
Desserts are even better; I never had before the Halawa crème brûlée and Tamer pain perdu, both extravagant! Bravo!
Amazing food and amazing vibes, come meet Shady; it’s called “Sawani Falfoul” and it’s open in Badaro.