“Middle Eastern cuisine has the same depth of ingredients and processes as other cuisines. They just haven’t had as much exposure.” – Yotam
This post also appeared in What To Eat PH
Middle Eastern cuisine is no longer a mystery to most Filipinos, due to the increasing number of food stalls and food parks offering a quick fix of the usual favorites such as hummus, falafel, and shawarma. Despite the spike in the restaurant industry these past few years, it’s still pretty hard to find a cheap place that could give you a satisfying meal! And who doesn’t get tired of going to the same old fast food chains just to save some money? Fellas, worry no more – if you are around BGC here’s my solution for you: BEIRUTI BITE EXPRESS.
If you want to divert from your usual fast-food routine without sacrificing your budget, go to Beiruti Express located at the ground floor Market Market, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. They offer all of your favorite middle-eastern dish – in rice plates and filling sandwiches.
Hummus – Php 49
For those who aren’t familiar what hummus is, and why I really love it- it is a puree of chick peas mixed with garlic, lemon juice, and sesame paste – which basically screams YUM and HEALTHY! In retrospect though, I find that the taste is nowhere near my favorite Hummus Elijah, but it is indeed tasty enough for the amount you paid.
Beef Saj – Php 85
I know this one looks a lot like Quesadilla but it definitely isn’t- first of, quesadilla will taste amazing with a flavorful and a bit spicy Mexican dip or Salsa- this one works well on its own and sometimes I use it with a little hummus as well. I was a tad bit disappointed with the way the serving time for this dish though, considering that it was the first one offered to us.
Falafel Sandwich – Php 59
I first tried Falafel while I was in Canada, and my dear, I was in it for mouthful surprise. Amongst all dish prepared by Beiruti, this one tastes the best! Plus it’s really healthy and a good vegetarian alternative without even realizing it! I like the crunch on the first bite and the savory inner filling!
Chicken Shawarma – Php 55
Shawarmas are very common here in PH, and stalls for this are frankly- quite easy to find, but most of the shawarmas you can get are made up of beef, but Chicken Shawarma’s (that are good) are actually not that easy to find! and Beiruti has blessed us with one!
Beef Shawarma – Php 55
Another thing I really like about Beiruti is the additional garnish on the side, in which you can add to your filling. I find it extremely convenient since I won’t have to constantly ask them to put more stuff in the dish, so you know that they aren’t being frugal with the ingredients.
So that’s it! if you are looking for a quick delicious bite, at a very affordable price, visit Beiruti Bite Express, for a healthy alternative to your everyday lunch! 🙂 Although it does not compare to the likes of Hummus Elijah, or Persia Grill, I say the price is still pretty flexible for your budget – and the location can be quite convenient for working bodies nearby.
What’s your favorite Middle eastern dish? Comment them below!
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Address: Ground Floor, Market! Market!, Near Beyond the Box, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Contact: +63 9219264635
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