Middle Eastern cuisine has always been a favourite of people who seek a different taste from what they usually eat. If they are craving for something aromatic and delicious, people tend to go for Middle Eastern dishes because of their earthy flavour and rich smell. Due to this, people have been introduced not only to the region’s taste but also to the wonders of their culture and history.
One of the most famous Middle Eastern dishes is Hummus, followed by Falafel and Shawarma. These recipes are world-famous that restaurants from different countries have their version of it. Often, people add an ingredient local to their area which makes the dish their own and not authentic enough to be considered real Middle Eastern cuisine. Due to this, people aren’t tasting the real Hummus, Falafel or Shawarma. We therefore advise food lovers to seek authentic restaurants that serve these dishes as close to the original recipe as possible so that you can get the real and rich taste of Middle Eastern cuisine.
Lebanon is one of the many Middle Eastern countries that have people all over the world. In Australia, Lebanese people have not only visited as tourists but they’ve also settled as part of the community. In Perth, the Jabbour family continues to spread the Middle Eastern culture by serving authentic Lebanese dishes at their family restaurant.
Elie’s Tent is a halal Lebanese restaurant serving authentic Middle Eastern dishes in Victoria Park, Perth. It is a restaurant owned by a Lebanese family that wants to share the taste of Lebanese cuisine to people in Australia. The dishes we cook, stay true to the recipe by using ingredients straight from the motherland. But we also add our unique twist to some of them by incorporating our special herb and spice seasonings. Our cuisines are so delicious and the atmosphere we provide at our restaurant is so accommodating that we’ve even been part of the 2017-2018 Entertainment Book for Perth, Australia.
To have the best experience of Middle Eastern cuisine, we present 5 Must-Eat Lebanese dishes in Perth, Western Australia. Not only are these recipes delicious but they are also healthy since their base ingredients such as chickpeas, legumes, olive oil and the likes are hearty food that people can’t get enough of. These dishes range from appetiser and main dish to dessert with options for vegan and vegetarian customers alike.
It is said that Hummus is the number one must-try Middle Eastern dish not only because it’s the most popular one but because it is usually incorporated as another ingredient to main dishes aside from being a side dish or a snack. If you want food that will introduce you to Middle Eastern cuisine, nothing can go wrong with eating Hummus. Hummus is a dip or spread made from mashed chickpeas mixed with tahini, fresh extra virgin olive oil, herbs, lemon juice and salt and paper as seasoning.
At Elie’s Tent, Hummus is best paired with a salad such as Tabbouleh, if you want a light meal; but if you’re going for the full dining experience add Shawarma Laham for your main course. And if you are vegan or vegetarian, you can always pair Hummus with our special vegetarian stew and other clean and healthy dishes such as Maghmour or our version of eggplant ragout.
Falafel is another favourite Middle-Eastern dish next to Hummus that Elie’s Tent gives a Lebanese twist to. Usually made from chickpeas rolled together with garlic, parsley, cumin and other herbs and spices, this deep-friend dish can serve as an appetiser or be eaten as a main dish along with Lebanese bread or a wrap. Back in the day, this piece is often sold as street food because it needs no use of utensil. But since Middle Eastern food have developed for gourmet dining, the treatment of this dish escalated from street food to dining food.
At Elie’s Tent, our Falafel is made from a unique combination of beans, fresh onion, garlic, parsley and special secret spices, deep fried to get the perfect texture. To complete the whole dining experience, we often pair Falafel with Hummus and Salad along with the perfect blend of Tea.
Another popular Middle Eastern cuisine is Tabbouleh which can be considered as the number one Lebanese vegetable salad because of its rich ingredients which makes the salad savoury but clean and fresh-tasting. At Elie’s Tent, it is made from Burghul or crushed wheat, freshly diced tomato and onion, parsley and other herbs and spices tossed in fresh lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil as dressing.
Just like Falafel, Kibbeh is another fried dish that is a must-eat amongst Lebanese cuisines. It’s a dish made from ground beef or lamb, mixed with wheat, onions and other spices. Because of its meaty characteristic, this food is often paired with a salad or hummus to balance the meal.
At Elie’s Tent, we serve both Kibbe Nayeh and Kibbe Kraas which is among our special dishes. Kibbeh Nayeh is served raw, and it is made from fresh ground lamb tenderloin mixed with burghul or steamed wheat and our special herb seasoning. And since Kibbe Nayeh is a particular dish that needs to be consumed immediately after its production, prior notice is necessary if you plan to order this meal. But if you want something deep-friend, try Kibbeh Kraas, a dish made from fresh ground lamb backstrap mixed with burghul and our special herb seasoning.
And for dessert have Baclawa! It is one pastry from a variety of sweets that people can’t get enough of because of its rich sweetness coupled with a savoury nutty taste. It is made of think slices of filo or dough stuck together with syrup, honey or sugar to make a thick pastry. Nuts and other flavouring such as sweetened powder, and fruits are also added to complete the dessert. At Elie’s Tent, we give away a special offer for Baclawa every Monday to Friday during lunch hours. For every $24 spent on every meal, you can have Baclwa for only $8. To top it off, we’re also giving you free coffee.
We serve all these must-eat Middle-Eastern Lebanese dishes as well as desserts and drinks like coffee and tea. Aside from that we also have options for our vegan and vegetarian customers or for anyone who wants a clean and healthy meal.
Elie’s Tent is located at 610 Albany Highway, Victoria Park, Perth, Western Australia 6100. For reservations, contact us on (08) 6111 4145 or visit our reservations page to book a table.
Don’t forget to notify us if you plan to order our special dishes so that we can prepare them for you!