Mankoushe for breakfast – in Lebanon

June 14, 2009 by  

What did you have for breakfast? Mine was a Mankoushe or Lebanese flatbread topped with Gebnee (cheese) and salad. The Lebanese eat Mankoushe, which is much like a pizza for a morning or mid-day snack and there are different toppings such as Zaatar (a mixture of pounded thyme and olive oil)  or ground lamb or beef.

I was with a group heading for a hike on part of the Lebanon Mountain Trail in the Tannourine Cedar Forest Reserve and we stopped on the way to pick up a brunch-time snack. In the small village cafe, the oven was fired up and a production line going with dough being flattened through a rolling machine, toppings being spread on and put into the oven to bake until crisp. With a salad of tomato and fresh mint on top, I had one for the journey and another to keep me going later in the day. Delicious!

If you’d like some recipes, visit the Mankoushe fan-site at Mankoushe.com, to get your mouth watering.

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9 Comments on "Mankoushe for breakfast – in Lebanon"

  1. jen laceda on Mon, 15th Jun 2009 3:00 am 

    Heather,
    Looks yummy!!

  2. Kristine on Tue, 16th Jun 2009 3:16 am 

    you know, as it happens, I didn’t have breakfast today, and I’ve been starving all day. This sounds far too delicious….*jealous*

  3. Melanie on Tue, 16th Jun 2009 5:32 pm 

    Mmmm….sounds delicious. i checked out their website and cant wait to get home and try to make my own dish. One question. who is that man in the photo in the background of you with your wrap? Just some random guy or is he someone important?

  4. Wendy-Escape NY on Tue, 23rd Jun 2009 2:06 pm 

    Very delicious. I really enjoyed Lebanese cuisine when I was there.

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  8. rambo on Thu, 7th Feb 2013 5:20 pm 

    mankousheh is delicious,Melanie the man in the photo in the background is a parliament member that represents the district in which the village Heather was touring is part of

  9. Heather Cowper on Sat, 9th Feb 2013 11:49 am 

    @Rambo Thanks for filling me in on the man of mystery

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