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Check Out These Lebanese Street Foods

The best way to enjoy the taste of Lebanon is to savor the street-style. Street vendors have been a part of our society for millions of years. It’s not surprising that people love eating at these stands in the summer months. From fresh flowers that are sold close by, to vendors selling their goods everywhere and even sitting around an open fire pit and telling stories with the stars in the sky, there’s nothing better than tasting what local chefs have to provide.

Shish Kebabs

The most traditional Lebanese shish kebab is made with lamb marinated in the form of a mixture of salt, garlic, pepper, and the desired spices. After being skewered, it’s served with vegetables such as capsicum or onions; mushrooms & cherry tomatoes, it’s then grilled to perfection. These meals that are portable can be enjoyed while on the move (perfect for hectic days) however they are also wonderful additions to summer barbecues just ensure you serve them with some tasty sides, like salads so everyone has something interesting tasting while still enjoying their food.

Shawarma

Shawarma sandwiches have a wonderful flavor. It’s made with thin, horizontally sliced marinated meat that’s been slow-roasted on a skewer for hours , and then paired together perfectly in your choice between chicken or lamb. It also includes other things like lettuce tomatoes onion pickles tahini sauce.

This is the most delicious sandwich! They are available everywhere.

Falafel

Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or simply a huge fan of tasty food-falafel wraps, they’re sure to become your new go-to snack. The fried chickpea ball is made of chickpeas. They’re mixed with spices such as coriander, cumin, garlic chili powder and they’re formed into cones. Then they’re wrapped in pita bread. They’re topped with lettuce onion pickles and pepper rings. It’s a great dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Kebbeh

Kebbeh the Lebanon’s national dish is a favorite in this region for a number of thousands of years. It is made from burghul (a type of wheat that has been cracked) diced onion, ground meat, usually lamb however sometimes other meats are also used like chicken or beef; chopped pine nuts with assortment spices ranging From salt pepper cumin Cayenne to cinnamon. It can even contain some heat by the addition of chilies too. All of these ingredients are thoroughly mixed and then cooked until the golden brown before eating in raw form. It is usually created into small cylinders or cooked over a flame and you can also add vegetables , such as green beans chimichurri fashion.

Kafta

Kheer bandooki is described as a meat lover’s dream. This street food is made by combining ground chicken, ground meat, and beef. It’s cooked to perfection, then shaped into cigar-shaped cylinders. After being cooked on open flames, it’s grilled on skewers. You can choose to eat your ‘kafta’ straight off the skewers, or wrap it in pita with whatever salad ingredients you prefer and whatever else they have left after all the pickles made with dill.

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