If you’re not planning a trip to Lebanon, then there’s plenty of great places for a business lunch in London. Here are the top nine Lebanese dishes you must try at least once in a lifetime. Enjoy these delicious dishes at this Lebanese restaurant in London. Beware, though, you could fall in love with Lebanese food, so you’ll never be the same old cook again! Let’s see what this is all about!
Kibbeh is Lebanon’s national dish and it is an amazingly delicious mix of spicy minced meat covered in pine nuts, with a crunchy exterior that’s going to please your taste buds. If you want to give this dish a try, you can cook it at home with this recipe from DedeMed.
Kafta is a meatball made from lamb, chicken or beef with onions, herbs, spices and breadcrumbs. These meatballs are cooked on a grill, on skewers, or served with gravy.
Kanafeh is a sugary cheese pastry generously soaked in orange blossom syrup. This is a happy mix of sugar, butter and cheese you can try at home by taking a look at this recipe on Maureeen Abood’s cooking blog.
How would you like some carrot sticks dipped into a large hummus bowl? This paste is made from chickpea, tahini and garlic and it is the perfect snack or appetiser. If you want to make your own, follow the recipe by Suzy at The Mediterranean Dish.
5. Rice Pilaf
Middle eastern countries love their rice and Lebanon makes no exception. The traditional recipe features fried vermicelli noodles. This makes and excellent side dish for a wide range of Lebanese meat-based dishes. For the perfect rice pilaf recipe, follow Liz, the Lemon’s Bowl chef.
Salads that contain deep fried ingredients can’t be bad! This applies to fattoush, as well. The crispy lettuce, the veggies and the bread are a match made in heaven. If you want to eat healthy but still enjoy tasty foods, you need to give this a try. Follow the Cedar Spoon’s recipe – we’ve found it absolutely delicious.
Bread with rich toppings such as sesame seeds, thyme, olive oil and sumac makes a very popular breakfast which we would rather define as Lebanese pizza. In fact, you can eat it anywhere, at any time. Click here to learn more about it and to try out one of the best Manakish recipes you’ll ever find.
How can one not love tabbouleh? The glorious mix of finely chopped parsley, mint, tomatoes and other tasty ingredients makes one of the best side dishes in Lebanon.
Meat pies are always a good idea. Even more, in Lebanon, they have a traditional version you’re probably going to love. There’s no lid on this pie, so you’ll see everything it’s made from at a glance. Check out this Sfeeha recipe from The Chef in Disguise.