Lebanese Comfort Food at ALFORON

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Alforon comfort food is found in its tremendous variations all over Lebanon, geographically speaking it differs from the North of the Country of Lebanon to the South and from its beach cities to the Bekaa Valley which borders Syria through Mount Lebanon and the other Mountainous regions; while encompassing to the various religious beliefs and Cultural traditions which influences its Style, Flavors, History and in many cases the taste and use of spices; Comfort food preparations in Lebanon varies greatly from one household kitchen to another. You would think there is not that vast difference in it’s food preparation but reality checks in at tasting […]

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Zaatar FlatBread / Mana’eesh

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ZAATAR, An amazing herb widely used in Lebanon and the Middle East. Zaatar is the morning “On the go” flat bread of Lebanon, it is by far the most popular on the go food. It exists in 100% of the Lebanese households; you will be hard pressed not to find a home without Zaatar in its Pantry. At home it is mixed with the best of olive oil available, it is close to Wild Thyme in the west but really different in that part of the world and mainly because of the way it is harvested, Wild and definitely Organic. Zaatar cannot be grown in controlled environments, it […]

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LahmBajeen story and origin

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I have always been in love with “LAHM BAJEEN” “Lahm” in Lebanese  means “Meat” and “Ajeen” means “Dough”. Now you got it,  it’s Meat on Dough. With it’s history and age, as this name / word, got transplanted throughout the Turkish Empire with it’s enormous influences at the time which spanned from the Kazakhs to North africa and Eastern Europe. This huge area transformed the name from “Lahm Bajeen” to become so many different ones like Lamacune or Lahmajune which is the common name for lahm Bajeen in Turkey and Armenia. It is clear that lahm or Ajeen have no meaning in the Turkish or […]

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Lebanese Restaurants in San Diego, Halal & Zabiha Halal Meat

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Although our food resembles many other Lebanese Restaurants in San Diego County, it is unlike any of them. In a simple explanation, and acknowledging the many great Lebanese restaurants in San Diego, we decided to Combine the Northern Lebanese style cuisine which maintains a strong traditional cooking style and rich in the keeping the authentic Lebanese desserts like Baklawa, Halawet el jibn to name a couple, with the Southern Lebanon style cuisine rich in meats, flavorful Olive oils, earthy cooking and meat preservations, to the Eastern Lebanon cuisine of the Bekaa Valley rich in fresh meats and vegetables, to the coastal style Lebanese cuisine rich […]

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Manakeesh, Manaeesh, Manaqish

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Manakeesh, Manaeesh, Manaqish or in singular form manousheh (Arabic: مناقيش‎ manāqīsh; sometimes called معجنات mu‘ajjanāt ‘pastry’) is a popular food consisting of dough topped with wild thyme, cheese, or ground meat. Similar to a pizza, it can be sliced or folded, and it can either be served for breakfast or lunch. The word manaqish is the plural of the Arabic word manqūshah (from the root verb naqasha ‘to sculpt, carve out’), meaning that after the dough has been rolled flat, it is pressed by the fingertips to create little dips for the topping to lie in. Traditionally, Arab women would bake dough in a communal […]

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Kenefeh/ Kunafeh/ Knafeh/ Konafah/ Kunafeh/Kunafah – Lebanese style

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Knefe, Kanefeh, Kunafah, Kanafeh, kunāfah Knafeh or Kunafeh Cheese (its spelling variations are as endlesss as its recipe variations) This is the warm two layer dessert specialty of Lebanon and the Middle East. Knefeh with cheese or Kenefeh bi-Jibn, is often eaten for breakfast with a sesame-sprinkled kaacké, the traditional Lebanese bread for this dessert. The topping is made from Freekeh or Mafrookeh a product similar to the filo dough commonly known in the region, semolina based ground fine (Lebanese style) and mixed with Ghee and Butter baked to get its brownish color. This dessert is served warm with special blend Rose water Syrup. Enjoy […]

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Our menu

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  All Listed items are served on the regular menu or our daily specials. Enjoy all these hearty dishes and Flat breads cooked with extreme attention to the  flavors and authenticities of the Lebanese Cuisine as it was known hunderds of years ago;  Always fresh and made with care and  a special style of presentation.  Alforon does it with absolute perfection rivaling the best restaurants in Lebanon, current and in years past, always staying true to our heritage and the history of the Lebanese Cuisine. If you have never tried us or tried Lebanese Food, it is going to be an experience. Whatever you do if and when visit, is not miss out on our Chef Special House […]

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Lahmajeen, Lahmajune, lahmacun, Lahmajoun or LahmBajeen Lebanese

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Lahmajeen, Lahmajune, Lahmajoun, lahmacun or LahmBajeen or whatever you call it, is probably the most thought after oven baked flat bread sandwich in Lebanon and throughout the Middle East, Turkey included. It is so popular people are always looking for the best places that serves it. Not all Restaurants, Bakeries or specialty eateries can make this delicious and fragile flat bread. Its secret is and has always been in the mixtures or Toppings, but even then not many can really duplicate its original paper thin Flat Bread. What is amazing about it, is that thin piece of dough getting baked in 400 + degree oven, […]

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