Beirut smells like mne2ich in the morning. People head to the nearest bakery to have a nice man2ouche for breakfast. This Lebanese flatbread has endless possibilities for toppings and flavorings: thyme, cheese, strained yogurt, awarma and eggs, you name it! Order any man2ouche and ask the baker to top it with tomatoes, mint, olives, and cucumbers. It’s the best breakfast you can have!
If you have time on your hands, you can have foul, balila, and fatteh for breakfast. I put these dishes in the same category because they pair together perfectly. Foul is a dish that is made of cooked fava beans. It is served with olive oil, spices, garlic, lemon juice, and vegetables! Balila is similar to foul, but it contains chickpeas instead of fava beans. As for fatteh, it’s a pure delicacy. This dish consists of chickpeas that are topped with yogurt, olive oil, and toasted bread. People enjoy eating these dishes for breakfast and dinner.
Whether you like it with chicken or meat, we can all agree that this sandwich is DELICIOUS. You can have it for lunch, dinner, or after a night out. If you ordered chicken shawarma, ask for extra garlic sauce. That’s the golden rule.
This is what I call a nice dessert! If you’re sweet-toothed, then knefe is going to satisfy all your taste buds. This cheese dessert is so sweet that it’ll make your heart melt of happiness. Locals enjoy it in the morning.