Most Popular Lebanese National Dishes to Look Out for

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Lebanon is home to some terrific food. Whether you’re a food connoisseur or just a hungry traveler, Lebanon is the place to go if you want to indulge in culinary delights. Here are four scrumptious national dishes to get your teeth into.


Made with soaked bulgur wheat and lamb, this national dish can be eaten as a delightful snack or for a celebratory meal. Kibbeh can be eaten raw, baked, fried, or stuffed depending on your own individual tastes.


Dating back to the 15th century, sfiha is popular all over the Arab world. It is an open minced meat pie that is prepared with chopped onions, tomatoes, spices, olive oil, and yogurt. It is often served with coriander, pomegranate seeds, and chopped cucumber.


Manakish is a breakfast favorite. It is made of a round flatbread that is topped with olive oil, sesame seeds, thyme, and sumac before being baked in the oven. Other toppings include minced lamb, cheese, and spinach.


This ancient cookie is baked and filled with dates, walnuts, and pistachios. Typically eaten for religious festivals and celebrations, the cookies have a round dome shape and are often served with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.