Dining Out

Only ‘clay plate’ dishes in region

AFTER becoming so expert at feeding hungry diners, I Love Manoush owner Tarek Hoblos has had to extend his premises by buying the shop next door which will be called ‘El Biek’.

Presently being refitted, it will include a coffee shop and a new menu offering dishes not available elsewhere in Australia.
“It will include all of the traditional Lebanese plates like shawarma as well as burgers, kebabs and rolls plus extremely rare to find dishes,” Tarek explained.
Open daily from 5.30am to 11pm, I Love Manoush does a roaring trade with early morning workers who drop by for breakfast, with many later returning for lunch and dinner.
Customer favourites include Manoush (a very similar bread base to pizza) with meat plus cheese, feta cheese plus veggies, Sujuk plus veggies and oregano plus cheese.
Tarek added that while they did really love their manoush, the menu also featured a range of other tasty options.
“We serve freshly made gourmet pizza, pides, oregano rolls and desserts,” he said.
“We have also added falafel, hommus and Fatteh to the menu which are all very popular.”
The kitchen team at I Love Manoush also cook up their own foul (ful), a traditional Arabic breakfast dish made with fava beans but which tastes good at any time.
“We offer meat-based, vegetarian and gluten-free choices that are made fresh for our loyal customers every day,” Tarek said.
“We also make ‘clay plate’ dishes cooked on a clay plate in the oven in a very traditional way, and no-one else is doing that in Sydney.”
Experienced in catering for parties, groups and special events, Tarek is happy to discuss the options available. Find them on Uber Eats.

I Love Manoush,
42 Railway Street, Lidcombe.
Ph: 9646 1116.