One of the things we are best known for at Mankoushe is our traditional Lebanese pizzas. We make our dough from scratch, and cook everything in a our big wood fire oven. We serve our pizzas with many traditional toppings, but two of our most popular options are our zaatar pizza and our minced lamb pizza.
Zaatar is believed to make you smarter if eaten daily. We were encouraged to eat zaatar at least twice daily as kids, and twenty years later we still eat it with as much pleasure! Zaatar is a mix of wild herbs such as oregano, thyme and sumac, blended with good quality olive oil. We use it as spread on sandwiches, to marinade meat, and as a simple and delicious pizza topping. Here at Mankoushe, we make our own zaatar by using wild dried herbs and spices.
Everyone loves a meat pizza. Australians have the meat pie, and we have our own version too. The Ottomans thought they brought this dish to Lebanon until they discovered a little bakery in the south of Lebanon run by a Palestinian and Lebanese family in the early 1900s. Everybody must have a meat pie here at Mankoushe! We use the best cuts of meat to make our own mince with hand ground spices.
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