Who doesn’t love to experience new adventures? Variety, they say is the spice of life. However, it’s somewhat awkward to venture into something you know little or nothing about. This is synonymous with the food we eat also. Trying out new dishes and cuisines is fascinating, but it’s a great deal you know one or two things about the food you want to try out, eliminating worries about if the food will suit your taste or will be too spicy for you.
So, to help you come to grips with varieties of Delicious Lebanese cuisine offered at some great Lebanese restaurants like Cafe Journey in Montreal, here are some great Lebanese foods facts you probably don’t know.
#1: Most of their food is served with bread
I am pretty sure it will blow your mind to know that, bread sort of customary when it comes to Lebanese food, a type of bread called Pita is served as an addition to most of their meals. It’s so traditional and important to their food which they refer to it as “esh” meaning life.
#2: Meals of many dishes
Meze is another staple in the Lebanese food, many small dishes are prepared with meze. Its common in a lot of different Middle Eastern cuisines, it’s mostly served as an appendage to alcoholic drinks, or as appetizers before the main meal. Meze is a perfect meal in its own right, it’s great to share with friends or enjoy together.
#3: Spices and seasonings
Lebanese food has a distinct feature in most of their meals, they don’t joke with their seasoning and spices, most of their dishes use a mix of herbs and native spices to produce a unique profile and color to their dishes. However, their main focus is on the flavor, not the heat, you don’t need to worry if you have some allergies related to too much pepper. Lemon juice is often used to season their dishes, other ingredient includes nutmeg, oregano, garlic and a lot of others.
#4: Greek Baklava, you would be happy you
Baklawa is a derivative of the Greek Baklava, this unique dessert is prepared with filo pastry filled with chopped nuts, perfumed rose water sprinkled onto simple syrup, and spices. It’s most times served together with Ahweh, a coffee of Lebanese origin, usually strong and thick. In Lebanon there are a lot of fresh fruits that grow, most times after dinner, dessert is served and it will include a lot of fruits like, grapes, apples, oranges, melons and so many others.
Lebanese cuisine has a lot to offer, you would be glad you didn’t skip on it.