Huma Mediterranean Cuisine: a desire of having simple, fresh and natural dishes

Irene Tria | FoodFindsAsia

Mediterranean cuisine is one of the most versatile menus one will ever come across. It goes back to the Ancient Egypt civilization so that it is generally believed to be the “Food of the Gods”. It’s a collection of many cultural, both traditional and modern culinary practices.

Mediterranean cuisine is defined by the presence of fundamental elements which are said to play a more important role than others, reflecting a community of beliefs and practices which transcend religions, languages and even societies. The olive tree, the emblematic tree on more than one account, traces the bounds of a frontier of landscapes and lives on either side of which the Mediterranean begins or ends. The basic ingredients of a traditional Mediterranean cuisine are: olive, wheat, and the grape, yielding oil, bread and wine.

With a vision of having simple, fresh and natural dishes, doctor and businessman Dr. Hamad Al Tuwaijiri and his wife Louisa Al Chaer, decided to invest and open a series of Lebanese and Mediterranean restaurants around the Philippines.

Huma Mediterranean Cuisine serves healthy dishes using authentic and fresh spices, traditionally prepared by its culinary team headed by Lebanese chefs. Its well-designed interiors reflect the rich culture of the countries around the Mediterranean Sea, giving guests a feeling that they have just set foot in a Mediterranean country.

Here are some of the Mediterranean dish served during the grand launch:

Hummus – chickpeas, tahini, lemon, olive oil mixed all together


Baba Ghanouj – grilled eggplant, sesame seeds paste (tahini), lemon, and olive oil Moutabal

Moussakah – fried eggplant, chickpeas, tomato, onion, garlic and Lebanese spices


Batata Harra – potatoes, red peppers, coriander, chilli, and garlic fried in olive oil

Batata Harra

Chicken Musakhan – chicken, sumac, caramelized onion, fried pine nuts and dough


Souvlaki Bread (Greek Pita Bread)img_9022

Grilled Fish Traboulsieh – fish fillet marinated in Huma spices with garlic, vegetables and tahini served with Basmati riceGrilled Fish Traboulsieh

Ouzi Dajaj -baked chicken, basmati rice, pine nuts, Mediterranean spices


Sawded Dajaj –  fried chicken liver with pomegranate or lemon sauce and spices

Sawded Dajaj

Fattoush Salad –  cucumber, bell pepper, onion, raddish, tomato mint leaves, sumac, lemon and pomegranate sauceFattoush Salad

Huma Mediterranean Cuisine is located at S Maison, MOA and Al Fairuz restaurant in SM City Clark and soon opening at other SM Malls: Dasmariñas, Cavite, Manila, BF Parañaque and Cebu.

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