Must-Have Breakfast in Lebanon: Zaatar and Jebneh In Tlamé Bread

If you ever go to Akkar, make sure to try out the Tlamé bread. I don’t know if it’s popular elsewhere in Lebanon, but I’ve never had any in the South where I am from, nor in Beirut or Keserwan. The Tlamé is basically a dough baked in an oven made of clay. It comes out a bit thicker than the usual Man2oushe dough and tastier. You can get the Tlamé bread without any fillings or get Tlamé Manakish. Make sure to eat it while it’s still fresh and hot though as it hardens real quickly.

One of the oldest and most popular Tlamé ovens in Akkar is the one found in Oudeen. It’s on a small mountain road facing the stunning Oudeen valley and has been there for over 20 years. While waiting for your order to finish, I recommend you walk outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Source: Blog Baladi

Britain’s top takeaway is a Lebanese restaurant

The Cedar, a Lebanese restaurant located in Maida Vale, West London, was recently voted Britain’s top takeaway of 2014 by the online website

“As a little kid I used to see how they do the food in a traditional way. I put

everything I knew from my childhood into this business, this is the way I built up this trust between me and my customers,” the owner of the restaurant Sami Khoueiry told a reporter from The Independent.

He revealed: “The secret is in the recipe, how you work on your food, how you do your food, this is the main secret.”

The reviews were very positive, which helped The Cedar snatch the number one spot from more than 900 restaurants on the list.

“I’ve been doing deliveries for like three years and all the reviews [were] positive, which encouraged us to do better and better.”

He added: “We did learn from the complaints and we follow-up, [which is why] we ended up as the best takeaway for 2014.”

Source: The Independent