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Friday, November 5, 2010

Food Trip Friday 046: A taste of Lebanese




I think I have not posted these pictures yet so here they are.
On our third wedding anniversary, my husband and I went for Lebanese. It's the very first Lebanese restaurant that opened in the Penh. One day after its launch, my husband and I had the pleasure of sampling their offerings with one of my favourite bloggers, Toe. 

On our special day, we were hoping to have a quiet dinner. The neak tas (gods, spirits) must have heard us - by the time we arrived (8pm-ish), only three tables were occupied and were already done, or finishing their meals. When our starters arrived, we were the only ones in the restaurant. It was really nice having the whole place only to ourselves - the lights were soft and there was a faint Lebanese music playing in the background. While my eyes were mesmerized by the hookah that sits seductively on a shelf across the room, my imagination ran wild -- images of enchanting belly dancers slowly making its way inside the smoky room flashed on my mind

Oh well, enough of the drama... here are the main attractions for today:

For starter: Mankoucheh sojouk and cheese. It's a Lebanese pizza topped with cheese and sausages.

Sojouk, spiced Lebanese sausage. It comes with giant Lebanese bread.

Main: Ouzi samak,spicy baked fish served with salad.

Main: Mixed shawarma, a mixed plate of chicken and beef shawarma grilled on an upright spit.

Mixed sweets for dessert, the oh-so-sinful baklava and another kind but forgot the name.
I think I already said this, but I'm saying it again...
One of the best things about living in Phnom Penh is the numerous restaurants offering authentic international cuisines - French, Italian, Russian, Indian, Thai, Chinese, Malaysian, German, Filipino, Malaysian, Vietnamese, Korean (yes, we also have Pyongyang Restaurant offering North Korean fares!), Mexican, Spanish - name it, they are all here! What's more, dining out doesn't cost you an arm and a leg and most of these restaurants do not require reservations, how cool is that?

12 comments:

Jenn said...

wow! I like the Lebanese pizza! It looks delicious!

Cecile said...

looks yummy, would like to lebanese dishes someday...

Vernz said...

hmmm... should try this ... looks yummy, but was thinking no Lebanese resto in Davao.. :(

My Food Trip Friday here

Luna Miranda said...

these look good! is Lebanese cuisine similar to other Mediterranean food? i haven't noticed any Lebanese restaurant in Manila...Persian marami, pero walang Lebanese.:p

daphne said...

What a fun and tasty presentation! salivating over it. .YUM! YUM!

FoodTripFriday said...

Mukhang ang sasarap niyan, there's a Lebanese near our place, ma try nga minsan ang food nila.

Cheerful said...

wow Z, sarap namang nitong mga kinain nyo...pero most importantly, i love your imagination...kaso kala ko you'll tell na na-iimagine mo na you're doing some belly dancing while rob is using the hookah! :) happy weekend na lang! hugs!

mumsified said...

San to Z? Sila ni E and his friend mahilig din mag Lebanese food. Mukhang masarap nga!

MommyLES said...

food looks interesting. :)

Jenn said...

Ang daming foods! Mukhang masarap lahat!

my Food Trip Friday post

Jay - agent112778 said...

i want to try that shawarma and baked fish

here's my food TRIP friday entry

Arlene said...

the pizza looks like it's being immitated here locally. ill go for the spicy sausage and the shawarma. how giant is the bread?

happy weekend!