About Lebanese Food


Lebanese dishes have been in existence for centuries and can be traced back to the Roman Times. Yes, it is as old as time. The Lebanese dishes have been influenced greatly over time by the foreign entities who ruled them at a given time. For example, the introduction of cooking with lamb came with the Ottoman Turks who controlled Lebanon between 1516 and 1918. Later, after the First World War, the French took over Lebanon and introduced foods such as croissants, flan, and caramel custard.

We serve main dishes, salads, desserts, as well as appetizers. The key objective is to serve you fresh and delicious meals just as the Lebanese meals are expected.
Feast with your eyes, excite your taste buds and fill your stomach with tasty traditional Lebanese dishes that are mouth-watering. The display of every meal delivers much more than just the aroma.

The menu is detailed with a variety of meals and dishes to ensure that your preference is covered. Though there are a variety of dishes, you can serve from a Lebanese menu; you will notice that they majorly contain whole grain, fruits, starches, fish, as well as seafood. When looking at meat, more meals contain white meat (poultry and fish) as opposed to red meat.

You will also appreciate the inclusion of garlic, olive oil, and lemon seasonings. These flavors play a great role is defining Lebanese delicacies and tastes.

Other than the main meals, you can also make your choice from the Lebanese sweets and beverages especially the wines and coffee.

Main ingredients for the dishes will include:
• Nuts
• Herbs, garlic, oregano, cinnamon, and mint for seasoning
• Poultry
• Seafood
• Fresh Bread (a staple food) served as flatbread or pita
• Rice
• Fruits (melon, apples, tangerines, grapes, figs, and oranges) and vegetables

Whereas these are the main ingredients, there is so much more to offer thus offering quite a variety. Fresh bread serves as the staple food and is majorly served with right about every meal. It is the most common source of carbohydrates in different dishes. Include Mezze in your meal. These provide varying hot and cold flavorful dishes and are served as dips and/or salads.

The dessert plate can be a choice from the creamy Lebanese sweets. Sweets are normally served with black coffee or tea. Nut and syrup recipes are not a shortcoming. They are used as toppings and are bound to tingle your taste buds.

Lebanese meals and dishes are served not just on plates. Habebe’s Restaurant brings Lebanese culture close to you by using the right crockery and utensils to serve its meals. We guarantee that you will feel like you just walked into your Lebanese home for a great Lebanese meal.