Frida Cuisine, Lebanese Food Beautifully Blended with a Mexican Twist
•We started with the Frida Salad. The name says it all; it is a specialty for Frida with grapes molasses and it was the first time that we try it. The salad contained rocca, coriander, avocado and red bell pepper. It had a very sweet taste due to the molasses but it balanced the sourness of the other ingredients and the lemon. This salad introduced us to new flavors.
•We couldn't but try our favorite salad at Frida; the Avocado and Purslane salad. It contained lots of avocado cubes, purslane, cucumber, pomegranate and it was sprinkled with a generous amount of pine nuts. It was served with a lemon pomegranate dressing that made it really refreshing and very healthy.
From the cold mezze section we had the Hommos Frida and Mouhamara.We didn't know much about the ingredients of these 2 items as it is a secret recipe but what we knew is that they were exceptional!
•The Hommos Frida was creamy with a very unique taste thanks to the spices and special ingredients used. To make it better, they added small cubes of green bell peppers on top of it.
•Markouk Frida was excellent! It consisted of markouk bread filled with chicken stripes, potato wedges, guacamole, salsa, garlic and melted cheddar cheese. The mix of all these ingredients in the markouk gave an extraordinary result.
•The Diego Mixed Grill consisted of marinated chicken with pineapple, meat slices with chorizo and shrimps served with sizzling tomato salsa and corn on the cob. We loved the taste of the pineapple and the chorizo in the meat skewers and how tender and juicy the beef was! The chicken needed more marination but with the salsa it was good. We didn't like the shrimps as it needed more seasoning. All in all it was the most special grilled platter we ever had thanks to the fusions and the unusual flavors.
•As fondant lovers, we had to try the Fokharyé Chocolate consisting of the traditional chocolate fondant but served hot in a fokhara with a scoop of loukoum ice cream. It was simply orgasmic! The chocolate quantity made us dream and the loukoum ice cream added an illegally yummy taste.
Location: Ashrafieh, massabni Building, Al Hayek Sector, Shukri Al Asli Street, Beirut, Lebanon
Phone: 01 3333 226