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
Moussakah – fried eggplant, chickpeas, tomato, onion, garlic and Lebanese spices
Batata Harra – potatoes, red peppers, coriander, chilli, and garlic fried in olive oil
Chicken Musakhan – chicken, sumac, caramelized onion, fried pine nuts and dough
Souvlaki Bread (Greek Pita Bread)
Grilled Fish Traboulsieh – fish fillet marinated in Huma spices with garlic, vegetables and tahini served with Basmati rice
Ouzi Dajaj -baked chicken, basmati rice, pine nuts, Mediterranean spices
Sawded Dajaj – fried chicken liver with pomegranate or lemon sauce and spices
Fattoush Salad – cucumber, bell pepper, onion, raddish, tomato mint leaves, sumac, lemon and pomegranate sauce
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.