Tucked away at the top of Glenealy in Central, you will be forgiven for perhaps not noticing this unassuming little restaurant. But for people in the know, Sumac is one of the best Lebanese restaurants in Hong Kong.
Sumac will be opening its doors again on April 20th after months of renovation, unveiling a new modern yet still warm and inviting look, and retaining all the flavors in its traditional Lebanese food thanks to new head chef Hussein Al-Ankoune. Originally from the Bekaa Valley in the east of Lebanon, Al-Ankoune promises to showcase authentic Lebanese cuisine by focussing on its core traditional ingredients like sumac (the inspiration for the restaurant’s name and a powder frequently found in classic dishes), zaatar, pomegranate, cinnamon, chickpeas, pistachios, and of course garlic.
Lebanese cuisine is some of the healthiest in the world and best suited for a vegetarian diet. Mezzes (small plates served at the beginning of the meal) mainly focus on vegetables and pulses; at Sumac you will be able to sample some of the most traditional tabboule (parsley, onion, tomato and bulgur salad), fattoush, hummus, moutabbal (the Lebanese baba ghannouj) and falafel in the city. Their menu is yet to be unveiled, but their social media hints at delicious farrouj meshwe (grilled marinated spatchcock chicken) with a generous side of toum (the most delectable garlic sauce), and fish and seafood grilled to perfection. Dishes will be updated here soon.
In the meantime, Sumac is accepting bookings from the 20th of April onwards, and is now finally open for brunch and lunch on Sundays – perfect for a long family gathering over some delicious food! Click here to book!
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