16.02.2017 / by admin
Bread has been around for centuries as a staple food source. It’s consumed all around the globe in wildly different ways, with some countries such as Dubai, Italy and France concocting different varieties within one region.
Different types of bread are also being enjoyed to suit various dietary needs. Among the most common types spearheading the health front are multi-grain and whole wheat. With all this variety, cuisines around the world have fallen in love with bread and have found their own ways to amplify it and solidify its spot on the dining table.
Saj Bistro, a seasoned Lebanese restaurant in Dubai, has their hand on the game as well with a range of pairings for an amplified gastronomic experience. Did we mention ‘Saj’ actually means bread? Well, here are more tidbits on how to enjoy this culinary classic:
1. SAJ AND JEBNEH: Jebneh (also known as Jibneh), is a type of cheese. More specifically, it’s a soft-textured white cheese and is found mainly in the Middle-East. If you’ve never tried it before, think of its flavour profile as similar to that of feta. Whilst it can be used in cooking, Middle-Easterners have also used it as a table cheese when dining.
2. SAJ AND ZAATAR: Zaatar is a potent, incredibly healthy combination of spices and condiments that is loved for its zesty taste, and treasured for its remedial properties. Thyme, oregano, sesame seeds and sumac are some of the key players in this dish. As a leading Lebanese restaurant in Dubai, it is no surprise that Saj Bistro features this on their menu.
3. SAJ AND HALLOUMI PESTO: Born in Cyprus, Halloumi has enjoyed an impressive track in many other countries. Semi-hard and made out of both sheep’s and goat’s milk, it’s also sometimes made with cow’s milk. The unique thing about it is that there’s no assistance from induced bacteria to help it mature as with other cheeses. Saj Bistro cleverly combines this with pesto for an indulgence that makes it truly worth to be a premier Lebanese restaurant in Dubai.
Sahtayn Bil Hana!