The best way to taste the tastes of Lebanon is to experience the street food style. The food that is served at these vendors is a staple of our culture for thousands upon millennia, and it’s not surprising that people enjoy eating here during summertime when everything about this country appears fresh, from the fresh flowers being sold near to vendors selling their wares everywhere, or even just being in front of an open flame pit sharing stories under starry skies. There is nothing better than savoring the food that local chefs can give you.
Traditional Lebanese shish kebab recipe prepared from lamb marinated with an assortment of salt, garlic, pepper and your choice of spices. After being skewered along with vegetables such as capsicum or onions; mushrooms & cherry tomatoes it’s then grilled to perfection. These extremely portable meals can be eaten in the car (perfect for those busy days) but they also make great additions to summer barbecues just ensure you serve them alongside some refreshing sides like salads too so that everyone can have something unique tasting, while still enjoying their food.
Shawarma sandwiches are delicious. The sandwich is made of thinly sliced marinated meat, which is then slow-roasted onto an skewer that is vertical for many hours. It is served perfectly with your choice of chicken or lamb sauces and also lettuce tomato onion pickles, and Tahini sauce.
The best part about these sandwiches? They can be found everywhere.
Falafel wraps will be your new favorite food item regardless of whether you’re a vegetarian or vegan, or an avid eater of delicious food. The chickpea-fried balls are made of chickpeas seasoned with spices including coriander and cumin and garlic chili powder. They’re then formed into small cones, before being wrapped in pita. If it’s lunch time, breakfast dinner, or for any other occasion, the dish has something truly special in store.
Kebbeh the national dish of Lebanon, has been enjoyed in this region for a number of thousands of years. It is made from the burghul which is a form made of broken wheat, chopped onion and ground meat that is typically lamb. But, it could contain other meats such as chicken or beef. The mix is then stir-fried to golden brown.
Kheer bandooki, a dream fulfilled for lovers of meat. The street food is created by combining ground chicken, ground meat and beef. It’s cooked to perfection, then shaped into cigar-shaped cylinders. After cooking on an open flame, it’s grilled on skewers. You can choose to take your ‘kafta’ directly off the skewers or put it into pita bread and eat any salad ingredients you like, whatever they have left after all those pickles with dill.
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