Falafel in Beirut

April 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm Leave a comment

Few weeks back i had a short visit to Beirut, Lebanon. It’s been a while since i traveled to Beirut, alot of change was going on, new building new destination, but still amazing weather, great company and lots and lots of great FOOD ๐Ÿ™‚

I enjoy local food, and Falafel is one authentic recipe that you need to try in this region. It might seem all the same, however, it is not! falafel recipes vary according to country and area. for example in Egypt you find it green from the inside due to the use of ground fava/broad beans, while in Lebanon chickpeas is used instead or the mix of both ingredients. the spice and frying methods vary as well, giving different tastes and flavors for each kind.

one famous falafel vendor in Beirut, Ashrafiya in particular, is “Falafel Sohiun” – “ูู„ุงูู„ ุตู‡ูŠูˆู†”

to my surprise two under the same name stand right next to each other, it seams they are brothers that carry the same name, i tried “Mustafa Sohiun” i was told he was the best. you get to see the falafel being prepared right infront of you on the service counter, the guy has exquisite talent chopping those tomatoes into the sandwich! i mean super fast and artistic! i guess he enjoys making falafel sandwiches โค

I was also lucky to have witnessed fresh Falafel paste being scooped and fried right in front of me ^_^ it was one (or two, just between you and me) yummy sandwich! i would deffinetly recommend ๐Ÿ™‚

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Entry filed under: simply food, travel journal.

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