A small, authentic, family owned eatery in Amsterdam are all the words one needs in order to get me out of the door in no time. As known by now, it’s one of the most obvious ways to get to my food loving heart. When I was strolling through the Nine Streets the other day, I decided to give The Lebanese Sajera a try. And my oh my, my everlasting (hunger and) curiousity let me to yet another lovely gem.
The Lebanese Sajeria is home to the Lebanese Manoushe: a delicious dish that consists of freshly baked flatbread and an infinite list of toppings combinations. And even though the options are endless, the taste always remains a little the same due to the key (or as they call it) “hero” ingredients: Zaatar (a lovely spice mix) and Labneh (a yoghurt-based cheese).
The Lebanese Sajeria is constantly experimenting with different combinations of flavour, as any truly passionate place does, I believe. However, next to their mouthwatering Manaish, they also offer homemade soups, platters, desserts and all finer things from the Lebanese kitchen. I must admit I’m getting hungry again by the thought of it already…
This year, The Lebanese Sajeria has celebrated its fourth birthday and its second restaurant in Amsterdam. Back in 2015, the owners of this lovely place, Lia and Ziad were determined to introduce Amsterdam to their culinary heritage, as they were born and raised in Lebanon. As a child, Lia learned all about the power of good food. So, they started off at loads of local food markets and festivals. Two years later, they managed to find a home to their great concept in the Nine Streets and I am so happy they did.
A place that feels just right and serves food that tastes just delicious: it does not take a genius to figure out that you’ll find me here, indulging in the Lebanese kitchen, many more times.
The Lebanese Sajeria
Wijde Heisteeg 1
1016 AS Amsterdam