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Jabal Lebnan

Jabal Lebnan: Quick and Simple Lebanese Food at Citystars

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Basma Mostafa
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Jabal Lebnan: Quick and Simple Lebanese Food at Citystars

If you are
anything like this reviewer, you’ll of think Lebanon as a charming and beautiful country.
From the adorable Lebanese accent to the delicious scent of their freshly-baked
food, everything about Lebanon fascinates us.

Offering a little taste of the culture in Citystars’ food courts, Jabal Lebnan is a fast food outlet
that has a forebodingly small number of customers. While you peruse the menu,
you can see the chicken and beef shawerma being cooked behind the counter. The
brick décor adds a sense of authenticity to the whole Lebanese experience.

The menu  features Lebanese appetizers
including cheese, beef and spinach sambousek. Beef and chicken sandwiches and
dishes are also available.
The service
is friendly and moderately quick. We received our meals around ten minutes
after we placed our orders.

We ordered a
plate of garlic sauce (9 LE). Served on a small plastic plate with a black
olive in the middle, the sharp taste of garlic was delicious refreshment to our

The za’atar
mana’eesh is a long time favourite of this reviewer. So it went without saying
that we had to try it. Priced at 12 LE, we paid a mere 6 LE. A staff member
later explained that there was a 50% sale on pizzas and all baked foods. Soft
to the bite, we liked the mana’eesh, but disliked the scarce presence of
za’atar. We were also very uncomfortable with the dripping oil that reeked of
unwelcome calories. We actually had to numb our diet-conscious principles as we

We then
decided to have the shish tawook dish (35 LE). Four chicken pieces chicken are
served with a side of your choice: rice, salad or fries. We opted for the fries,
 which turned out to be squishy and
disgustingly oily. We guiltily bought some French fries from a nearby McDonald’s,
and dipping them in the garlic sauce made for a scrumptious combination.  The chicken was well-marinated and had a rosy
colour, and we ate it with no qualms.

We also sampled
the chicken shawerma fatta (30 LE). Shredded chicken is served with tomato
sauce and fried shami bread with a scoop of garlic sauce and pickled cucumber
on top. The fatta wasn’t the best that this reviewer has tasted, but it wasn’t
bad either.

Jabal Lebnan
most certainly doesn’t offer the best Lebanese cuisine in Cairo, but if you happen to be looking for a
cheap alternative to satisfy your Lebanese cravings, it will definitely do the

360 Tip

Skip on Jabal Lebnan's French and order them from somewhere else. 

Best Bit

Jabal Lebnan's garlic sauce is phenomenal.

Worst Bit

The menu is only available in Arabic.

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