Category Archives: Food

Look What’s Coming By Mail Today

I am waiting anxiously. I have been for a couple of days.
There is an extremely important package in the mail. What’s in it ? Only some of the better things in life:

Yup! A delicious assortment of delicious Levantine pastries and an awesome traditional Ramadany dessert. I haven’t had pastries since last year! And i’ve been drooling over some good Samboosak for the past 3 months or so. Ahh, i can’t wait!

عشنا وشفنا. صار الواحد يستنى المعجنات بالبريد.

Best Burger Ever

It seriously is nothing short of that!! The “Magnum Burger” at Chili Chili (rather an odd name if you ask me) is seriously one thick, juicy, delicious burger. I’ve tried burgers from various places ranging from the big chains (McD, BK, Hardee’s/Carl Jr, Wendy’s ..etc) to the more obscure places … but this one does win the challenge (IMHO).

Chili Chili

M7ashee

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M7ashee, stuffed vegetables, is a (very delicious) traditional Palestinian/Levantine dish. The vegetables are usually carved and then stuffed with rice, some meat, and a dash of spices. The dish is cooked with a light tomato sauce and served hot.

The interesting thing is that people have used all sorts of vegetables in this dish. Besides the traditional Zucchinis and Egg Plants, some people stuff the following vegetables:

  • Green Peppers
  • Small Pumpkins (يقطين)
  • Potatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes (this is probably the hardest one)
  • Sweet Carrots (The purple ones)
  • فقوس (i don’t know what that is in English, but it looks like cucumbers)

Do you know of other vegetables that are also used in m7ashee ?