Tucked away from the bustling shops of Palmdale Shopping Precinct in Upper Mount Gravatt is the inviting aroma of the bakery and grocery store Watany Manoushi.
The definition of a Manoushi (mna’ish – in its plural form) is a soft flat bread almost like a mini pizza cooked in a wood fire style oven.
It is mostly eaten in Lebanon at breakfast time with different toppings such as the classic Zaatar a simple mix of thyme, sesame seed, sumac and olive oil. The manoushi can also be created to look like a half crescent pie filled with halloumi – a cheese known for its squeaky, salty texture.
Other pastries available at Watany are the flavoursome Lahem Bi Ajin – a spicy lamb mince (all halal accredited).