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Lebanon Cuisine and Food

Hot Dog

Hot Dog
Hot dog, is one of the favorite fast food dishes that may prefer. Young or old, this hot dog is simply irresistible. The ingredients may vary from country to country, but the traditional recipes still stays the same.

Pita Bread

Pita Bread
Bread is an essential ingredient of this rich cuisine. There are two types of bread, the flat pitta pocket found everywhere in the Middle East, and marcook - a thin bread baked on a domed dish over a fire. Serve warm, and best eaten with curry, vegetables, or meat, either during dinner or during lunch.


A typical Lebanese meal starts with Mezze. It is always a social occasion when friends and family gathers to enjoy appetizers and conversation before dinner. A typical Mezze consist of mashed chick peas in sesame oil, eggplant salad and tabboule (scallions, parsley, wheat germ and chopped tomatoes) and rice-stuffed grape leaves in olive oil. A meat, (lamb is the favourite meat) chicken or fish dish follows with salad and rice. Baklava; a flaky pastry, is one of the best desserts you can enjoy in any Middle Eastern cuisine.


Tabbouleh is a Middle Eastern salad in which the subtle perfume of mint permeates the dish, without dominating the other flavours. This salad can be eaten with a fork, but the traditionl way is to scoop up a bite of the mixture in a lettuce leaf and pop it into the mouth.

Hummus Bi-Tahini (Chick Peas with Sesame Oil)

Hummus Bi-Tahini (Chick Peas with Sesame Oil)
This is eaten with Arabic bread (pita bread.) Ingrediants includes cup chick peas sesame oil, juice of a large lemons, salt, garlic, olive oil, paprika, and chopped parsley. The ingrediants are all mashed together and served on a plate.


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