At Aziza restaurant in Kennedy Town you’ll find different meze dishes such as (top, from left) tabbouleh and bosara, labna (middle), and (bottom, from left) moutabel and hummus. More Middle Eastern restaurants have opened in Hong Kong since the first few in the 1980s and ’90s. Photo: Xiaomei Chen At Aziza restaurant in Kennedy Town you’ll find different meze dishes such as (top, from left) tabbouleh and bosara, labna (middle), and (bottom, from left) moutabel and hummus. More Middle Eastern restaurants have opened in Hong Kong since the first few in the 1980s and ’90s. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
At Aziza restaurant in Kennedy Town you’ll find different meze dishes such as (top, from left) tabbouleh and bosara, labna (middle), and (bottom, from left) moutabel and hummus. More Middle Eastern restaurants have opened in Hong Kong since the first few in the 1980s and ’90s. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Food and Drinks

They taught Hong Kong to love kebabs, hummus, and falafel: how three family-run restaurants introduced Middle Eastern cuisine to city

  • Beirut in Lan Kwai Fong, Zahra in Wan Chai, and Habibi in Central paved the way for the flowering of authentic Middle Eastern gastronomy in the city
  • Families behind those pioneering places, and a new generation of restaurants – Aziza, Beyrouth Bistro and Zahrabel – talk about the passion that drives them

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At Aziza restaurant in Kennedy Town you’ll find different meze dishes such as (top, from left) tabbouleh and bosara, labna (middle), and (bottom, from left) moutabel and hummus. More Middle Eastern restaurants have opened in Hong Kong since the first few in the 1980s and ’90s. Photo: Xiaomei Chen At Aziza restaurant in Kennedy Town you’ll find different meze dishes such as (top, from left) tabbouleh and bosara, labna (middle), and (bottom, from left) moutabel and hummus. More Middle Eastern restaurants have opened in Hong Kong since the first few in the 1980s and ’90s. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
At Aziza restaurant in Kennedy Town you’ll find different meze dishes such as (top, from left) tabbouleh and bosara, labna (middle), and (bottom, from left) moutabel and hummus. More Middle Eastern restaurants have opened in Hong Kong since the first few in the 1980s and ’90s. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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