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Hijazi’s Falafel

Eating with an expert is a great opportunity to learn, so when I was invited to eat Lebanese food with my mum’s Lebanese friend I was pretty excited. The Expert’s choice was in Arncliffe, which has a small set of shops including a Lebanese grocer, a Lebanese pizza shop that sells Zaatar pizza at lunchtime,…

SeaSweet

SeaSweet patisserie serves a mix of Lebanese sweets and other cakes. I really enjoyed their qashta, so I’m pleased that the chain is planning more locations in Sydney. The current patisserie is in Parramatta. SeaSweet operates cafes in Lebanon and is extending to Australia, a good sign that Middle Eastern sweets are becoming more popular…

Jasmin

Piglet wondered the other day whether we should have Lebanese for dinner. Lakemba might be a good place to find a Lebanese restaurant, she suggested. So we made our way out to Lakemba and walked up and down the main street looking for something suitable. We settled on the Jasmin restaurant – ‘Best kebabs in…

Rowda Ya Habibi’s

Hunting for a restaurant in Newtown that “copes quite well with a group of our size” (as a colleague put it) isn’t easy. For a recent farewell dinner we were bombarded with requests “not more Thai”, “not too expensive”, “not too far away”, “not asian, my mum makes it” … If we excluded food by…