Lina’s Hummus is very simple, extra smooth texture, very carefully spiced and served with very delicate olive oil.
In first look, it may be hard for you to tell the difference but this one is not hummus – it is mesabha, which is pretty much based on the same ingredients but different in texture. The chickpeas are well cooked, very soft, but not mashed. With this wonderful olive oil, some garlic and lemon and the tahini on top, it is absolutely lovely.
Leaving Lina, with stomach full but lite as a bird, the stone paved alleyway seemed even more enchanted than when we came. What is that feeling, how should I call it? Tranquility, calmness, complacency, serenity, peace of mind? Or was it the tryptophan?
Anyhow, it is good to have some space left in your belly after lunch, when you happen to be 2 blocks away from Jafher Sweets, where you can eat the most delicious Knafeh – a desert to kill for.
To be continued…