Gharamti & Kiblawi Sweets, Saida: The Knefeh Naboulsieh

Desserts & Sweets | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

March 03, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Gharamti & Kiblawi Sweets, Saida: The Knefeh Naboulsieh

Gharamti & Kiblawi are famous for their Knefeh Naboulsieh: Kanafeh Nabulsieh originated in the Palestinian city of Nablus, hence the name Nabulsieh. Nablus is still renowned for its kanafeh,…

March 03, 2019 | Tasty Discoveries | Saida

Stem: Casual and Upscale Dining in Beirut

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 06, 2018

French

Stem: Casual and Upscale Dining in Beirut

The talk of the town is called Stem; from the same owners of Capitol comes a classy restaurant divided into two distinct sections: the bar and the dining area. Stem is casual and upscale, a journey…

September 06, 2018 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Zuruni: Fresh, Tasty and Colorful Lebanese Food on the Highway

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 29, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Zuruni: Fresh, Tasty and Colorful Lebanese Food on the Highway

On the shores of the Mediterranean, located at Aishti by the sea, Zuruni is the Lebanese restaurant occupying the space where “black box restaurant” used to be a long time ago. Zuruni is…

July 29, 2018 | Restaurants | Metn

Baker's Bake: Taste the Village Manousheh in Zalka

Bread & Bakeries | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 03, 2018

Bread & Bakeries

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

Al Jardali Saida: My Favorite Knefeh

Breakfast & Coffee | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

January 15, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Al Jardali Saida: My Favorite Knefeh

If you watch my shows or follow my stories on Instagram, you would know by now that Al Jardali Saida sells my favorite Knefeh in Lebanon. Thinner than all the rest, the…

January 15, 2018 | Popular | Saida

The World Famous Lebanese Breakfast: A Love Story!

Breakfast & Coffee | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

September 16, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

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

Upscale Knefeh: Drizzle Some Fruit Coulis on Top...

Breakfast & Coffee

May 02, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Upscale Knefeh: Drizzle Some Fruit Coulis on Top...

Who said Knefeh can only be enjoyed with sugar syrup? Having breakfast at Le Gray in Beirut, I ordered two plates of Knefeh and asked for some fruit coulis on the side. I wanted to try raspberry on…

May 02, 2017 | Desserts & Sweets

Zooba: Classy Egyptian Street Food

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

January 18, 2017

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Zooba: Classy Egyptian Street Food

The Egyptian version of Chipotle or what is closer to Pret a Manger is a big spot on. I walked into a place where I felt transported to New York. Traditional Egyptian food revisited with style and…

January 18, 2017 | Recommended | Egypt

Al Hallab: Knefeh is Now Trendy!

Recommended | Tripoli North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

December 24, 2016

Recommended

Al Hallab: Knefeh is Now Trendy!

Abdelrahman Hallab and Sons is now "Hallab", a new logo, a younger identity and with that a selection of innovative treats which started last year with the ice cream collection. Funky Knefeh or funky…

December 24, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries | Tripoli

Zaatar w Zeit: An Unsuccessful Transformation!

Breakfast & Coffee | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 26, 2016

Breakfast & Coffee

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

Nafissa Sweets: It's The Knefe!

Desserts & Sweets | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

May 22, 2016

Desserts & Sweets

Nafissa Sweets: It's The Knefe!

I was honestly amazed as I stepped into Nafissa Sweets. I stood there watching hundreds of customers walk in by the minute for their Knefeh. If you think you know what knefe really tastes like, think…

May 22, 2016 | Recommended | Amman

The Same Breakfast Menu for as Long as I Can Remember!

Airlines

April 18, 2016

Airlines

The Same Breakfast Menu for as Long as I Can Remember!

Middle East Airlines: Time for a Change! The last two years have been hectic and this year especially is promising to be record breaking; I'm doing between two to three trips a month discovering…

April 18, 2016 | Travel

Al Karout: An Artisanal, Mouthwatering Knefe

Street Food | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

October 31, 2014

Street Food

Al Karout: An Artisanal, Mouthwatering Knefe

If you think you’ve had every kind of Knefe… think again. While touring Beirut for some of its best street food, my friend Hassan remembered a place, a small place on Mar Elias called El…

October 31, 2014 | Beirut

Helado... Pure Frozen Treats

Popular | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 24, 2014

Popular

Helado... Pure Frozen Treats

Two reviews in less than a week! You must think I am crazy or something. I just had to, so much to try and taste. Last Sunday when I visited Helado, it was so busy that I couldn't really talk with…

June 24, 2014 | Recommended | Keserwan

Helado: Knefe, Whisky, Figs... Innovative Ice Cream Flavors

Ice Cream & Gelato | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 21, 2014

Ice Cream & Gelato

Helado: Knefe, Whisky, Figs... Innovative Ice Cream Flavors

In the past, I’ve recommended 14 places for their ice cream and yes, unfortunately, I have maybe forgotten the most important one; Helado.   After publishing my recommended list of ice…

June 21, 2014 | Popular | Keserwan

L'Abeille D'Or: Chocolate Knefeh or Croissant Knefeh?

Chocolate

May 08, 2014

Chocolate

L'Abeille D'Or: Chocolate Knefeh or Croissant Knefeh?

This morning, my first patient walked in with a bag in hand: "Did you ever try chocolate Knefeh?" they asked. Yes, you heard right, a chocolate Knefeh, the latest innovation and possibly trend, to…

May 08, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries

Safsouf's Maamoul Madd bi Ashta: Back to Authenticity...

Tasty Discoveries | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 02, 2014

Tasty Discoveries

Safsouf's Maamoul Madd bi Ashta: Back to Authenticity...

Every Saturday morning, my father-in-law and his friends gather around for hefty breakfast, or what can better be described as the weekend feast. They enjoy the best of what out tradition has to…

February 02, 2014 | Beirut

Phoenicia Hotel: A Five Stars Breakfast I Recommend

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 26, 2013

Breakfast & Coffee

Phoenicia Hotel: A Five Stars Breakfast I Recommend

My quest continues, searching for the best breakfast you can have at a five star hotel in Lebanon. Le Gray, Le Royal, The Four Seasons, Hilton and now its time for Phoenicia Hotel. Today's experience…

August 26, 2013 | Recommended | Beirut

Phoenicia Beirut: An Iftar Not to Miss Before the Month Ends

International Cuisine | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 18, 2013

International Cuisine

Phoenicia Beirut: An Iftar Not to Miss Before the Month Ends

Having Iftar with some of my friends has become a regular thing for me this Ramadan. I get to discover new horizons, meeting with people, talking and of course tasting new food...I have heard a lot…

July 18, 2013 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Beirut

What's Greater than Lebanon...

Popular

July 06, 2013

Popular

What's Greater than Lebanon...

"Lebnan ya Ot3it Sama"  I love my country, as much as I travel and experience the world's beauty and wonders, I crave coming back to my home town. Why? With all its chaos, drama, ups and downs,…

July 06, 2013 | Travel

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