Everyone knows Lebanon for its delicious mezze, hummus, tabbouleh, fattoush, etc. But there are some special Lebanese dishes that will only give locals a hit of instant nostalgia and our expats a pang of longing for home.
These are dishes that have been made throughout the generations. And they’re definitely meals that any Lebanese person has enjoyed at their grandmother’s house.
A traditional dish using chopped mallow leaves cooked with chicken and sometimes meat, and sided with vermicelli rice; the Lebanese way.
#3 Wara2 3enab
The elite Lebanese dish of every grandma’s kitchen has to be the Wara2 Enab. The stuffed grape leave rolls take a certain skill and a lot of time to make and are simply a culinary delight, whether in its rich version or its simpler one.
They’re made at almost every holiday/special occasion, sometimes even when welcoming people who come from abroad. There’s a vegan version too.