Bella Pita – Los Angeles, USA

IMG_1438Best midnight snack in LA. Best midnight snack.  Best Snack. Best!

If you are ever in the Westwood area, do not leave without a falafel sandwich from Bella Pita. Or feel regret for the rest of your life. I had it thrice on my trip to LA and I still crave it! Bella Pita is a typical small falafel joint, with a salad bar for you to stuff your sandwich, but what makes this place unforgettable our delicious sauces that they have with it. It puts all other falafel shops to shame. That Harissa sauce had me licking my fingers.  Read more

Zahrabel – Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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They call themselves Zahrabel- Lebanese Private Dining Club, but don’t be afraid, becoming a member is just a 2 step online registration. After having done that, you must visit this delicious eatery. Located on the 25th floor of a modern building, Zahrabel’s interiors hark back to times of middle eastern souks, with dense patterns and rich desert colours.

Zahra was a restaurant that existed in hong Kong many years ago, it was started by a couple and was one of the pioneers of Lebanese food. After doing well for many years, they decided to pull down the shutters. A few years later, the daughters of this happy couple decided to open Zahrabel in a new swanky location to revive the spirit of Zahra. The restaurant is family owned and till date all the recipes are kept within the family. Read more