Holy hummus, that’s some good falafel!
And now for the food, glorious food! Lebanese cuisine is bursting with delicious flavour combinations using some seriously incredible ingredients. Often grouped together with the generic, Middle Eastern cuisine category, Lebanese dishes are unique and flavoursome and deserve some special recognition. Ideal for sharing, and trying several dishes, ordering a mezze plate is a great place to start. Often incorporating salads like taboulet and fattoush, with dips like hummus, baba ghanoush and kebbeh, alongside dolmades (stuffed vine leaves), fried haloumi, and of course, the ever delicious, falafel. If you’re after something more substantial, go for a stew brimming with meats like chicken, lamb and goat, hearty vegetables, and aromatic herbs and spices to maximise the delicious flavours of the ingredients. You’ll find marinated aubergine, fried cauliflowers, succulent meats and some seriously delicious sauces made from yoghurt, tahini and often chickpeas. So no matter what you’re feeling like, a visit to any of the incredible Lebanese restaurants in Melbourne is a sure thing.