This is a shout out for a local restaurant called Al Sabeel when my preceptor took me out for lunch one day. To be honest, I’ve never been much of a Lebanese food fan or other middle eastern dishes. I mean, I could eat them, but it was never like me craving for a French dessert or in fact any French food lol. It turns out that most Lebanese food is like Chinese food here – too fast food like and too westernized. You lose the authenticity! So the restaurant itself is not the fanciest, but the quality is great! Now I NEED to rave for 3 dishes that I loved so much that I ordered them for delivery the next day lol.
This is a very juicy, tasty dish!!! The chicken is the same that you get on a skewer and is cooked together with vegetables. I dunno, my Asian taste tolerates any kind of stir-fried dish pretty well lol
This is the MOST amazing rice I’ve ever had! Sure most fast food Lebanese restaurants have this lentil rice, but trust me, I’ve had them too and they taste like CR@P compared to this restaurant’s rice!!! lol The brown rice is cooked together with yummy caramelized onions, and lots of lentils, which make it very healthy and full of proteins, fiber, and vitamins!!! 😀
Lastly, we’ve all had homous/humus/hummous (however you wanna spell it), right? You can have it at almost any kind of middle eastern restaurant or even buy it in a container at your local grocery store. However, this homous is NOTHING like you will ever taste. They’re the most CREAMY SMOOTH whipped dip that I’ve ever had! lol The trick apparently is that you need to buy DRY chickpeas, and not the pre-cooked canned ones which result in a very DRY and GRAINY texture. I thought I’d never say this, but I am VERY impressed!
On the side, I also had a lentil soup which is very healthy again. I like it, but don’t love it.