Guide When Ordering In A Lebanese Restaurant

So you go to Bangkok for a vacation hoping you will be able to enjoy Thai cuisine but you find that there are more to the city aside from their delicious street food and local dishes. You book a hotel near Lebanese food Bangkok but you are hesitant to try it because you have never tried the cuisine before. This guide will help you order Lebanese food for the first time to ensure that you will fall in love with the cuisine.

There is no guarantee that all food listed here will be available in every Lebanese restaurant but the dishes listed below are the most common in Lebanon.

For the salad, the two most common options are tabbouleh and fattoush. Tabbouleh is like a garden salad filled with greens such as scallions, parsley, tomatoes and mint. It has a crunchy texture because of the bulgur wheat present. Fattoush salad contains cucumber, green pepper, parsley, radish, onions, tomatoes and romaine. Its crunchy texture is provided by the toasted pita bread which is added as a topping.

Lebanese cuisine’s most popular appetizers are kibbeh, dolma and sambusak. Kibbeh is a combination of ground meat and onions. The dolma is originally from Turkey and made of grape vine leaves with stuffing inside. Sambusak, on the other hand, is originally from Saudi Arabia and resembles the Indian samosa with stuffing made of deep fried ground meat.

Appetizers in Lebanon are not complete if there are no dips provided. The most common dip found all over the Middle East is the hummus which is basically chickpea covered with olive oil. Another famous dip is the baba ghanoush or also known as ghanouj which is roasted brinjals created into paste. This is usually served with pita bread and pickled vegetables.

For kebabs, the most well-known is the shish taouk which is chicken breast sliced into chunks. It is usually served together with a garlic dip.

The main dishes worth trying are yakhneh and green bean stew. If you plan to stay at a hotel near Lebanese food Bangkok, make sure to try their desserts as well which can be baklava, ashta, kunafa or date fudge roll.