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Kushari Society specializes - as it's name says - in this famous vegan Egyptian dish made of pasta, rice, lentils, chick peas, roast onions and tomato sauce. In this place the meal comes as "Kushari" which is the plain dish, and as "Kushari society" when it's accompanied by a hot sauce and a sour sauce with which you can season your plate yourself, just as it's traditionally eaten in Egypt. Apart from Kosheri they serve more vegan dishes such as foul, fattoush, tabboule or hummus with vegetables. The food is delicious and their Kosheri comes somewhat close to the ones you find in Cairo.
 
  
It's a relaxing place and a welcome self-made style alternative to the posh coffee shops and restaurants which you usually find in Hamra.
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[[File:hummusplates.jpg|thumb|300pix|Hummus with bread and vegetables at Malek al-Foul]]
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Malek al-Foul arguably serves the best hummus in Hamra or even all of Beirut. Apart from hummus they offer foul (dip made from broad beans), baleela (chick peas with oil and spices), and mutabbal beitinjan (crushed roasted eggplant with sesame paste, oil and spices) as vegan dishes. They come with bread, tomatoes, onion, fresh mint, and pickles.
  
The Restaurant is tucked away in a little alley off Mahatma Gandhi Street between Bliss Street and Sidani Street. Its sign reads كشري (kosheri), but there is no sign in Latin letters. If you can't read Arabic ask for it in one of the shops nearby, people know it.
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The restaurant is quite small, beautifully simple and unpretentious. It closes some time during the afternoon, but sometimes they run out of mutabbal around noon. They don't have a [http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=18/33.89777/35.47942 shop] sign outside, so look for the "beauty bag" sign and take the shop right next to it, before the small vegetables shop close to Sidani Street.
  
If you don't want bottled water with your food make sure to tell the waiter straight away.
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Staff speak Arabic and are very sweet. They will not only take time to answer questions you have about the food, but they will even fill your own bowls and containers if you want to have take away without using plastic.

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Restaurant name: Melak al-Foul

Address: address::Antoun Gemayel Street, Beirut In city::

Cuisine type: Vegness::Veg-friendly Yellow check.svg

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Opening times: Monday - Sunday 8am - 3pm


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Hummus with bread and vegetables at Malek al-Foul

Malek al-Foul arguably serves the best hummus in Hamra or even all of Beirut. Apart from hummus they offer foul (dip made from broad beans), baleela (chick peas with oil and spices), and mutabbal beitinjan (crushed roasted eggplant with sesame paste, oil and spices) as vegan dishes. They come with bread, tomatoes, onion, fresh mint, and pickles.

The restaurant is quite small, beautifully simple and unpretentious. It closes some time during the afternoon, but sometimes they run out of mutabbal around noon. They don't have a shop sign outside, so look for the "beauty bag" sign and take the shop right next to it, before the small vegetables shop close to Sidani Street.

Staff speak Arabic and are very sweet. They will not only take time to answer questions you have about the food, but they will even fill your own bowls and containers if you want to have take away without using plastic.