Stewed bamieh and tomato

Okra, or “bamieh” in Arabic, is a staple of traditional Lebanese cuisine and the basis of a variety of vegetable stews. Typically fried or sauteed, it can be made with or without meat and is often served alongside rice and vermicelli. Grown mostly in the north of the country, this quintessential summer vegetable is in season now, but can be found frozen year-round. Our simple, light recipe embraces the freshness of summertime by highlighting local ingredients and forgoing the frying pan—calling for just a dash of oil as a garnish. Assembled in minutes and cooked to perfection in the steam oven, this dish can be enjoyed room temperature as a starter for lunch or dinner.

The recipe

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes

  • Cooking time: 30 minutes.

  • Serves 3


  • 200g frozen or fresh green bamieh

  • 15g tomato paste

  • 140g tomato sauce

  • 100g diced fresh tomatoes (about 1-2 medium-sized tomatoes)

  • 5g onion powder

  • 5g salt

  • 2g sweet black pepper

  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 100°C using steam setting.

  2. Mix together tomato paste, tomato sauce, and spices in porcelain dish.

  3. Incorporate diced tomatoes and bamieh to the mixture.

  4. Place the dish on a tray inside the oven on the level 2 rack.

  5. Cook for 30 minutes.

  6. Remove from oven to cool, drizzle with olive oil, and enjoy.


Kitchen Avenue has expanded to Hamra with its first dedicated luxury home appliances store. Located in the Bristol area, Kitchen Avenue showcases its premium brands Asko, V-ZUG, and Liebherr. Hamra’s showroom first opened its doors at a launch event in June that gathered the ASKO team, retail partners, and architects. Now Kitchen Avenue is ready to welcome customers to a unique retail experience, where homemakers and architects can get inspired by innovative products to fit their individual style. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to give expert advice and hands-on demonstrations for all of our products, a wide variety of both freestanding or built-in kitchen and laundry appliances.

Doca - Opening at Kitchen Avenue

Ever since we started, our greatest aspiration was to never stop innovating kitchen space.

It gives us great pleasure to have expanded our showroom by launching the iconic Luxury Stone Argus kitchen by DOCA.

To officiate the launching of the new kitchen, we hosted an open night attended by DOCA’S Spanish team, as well as prominent Lebanese architects and designers. In keeping with Spanish tradition, manchego and Jamon Iberico were served accompanied with a selection of Spanish delicacies and wines.

V-ZUG AG - Meet the CEO

It’s always a privilege when the CEO visits!

V-ZUG CEO, Dirk Hoffman, attended our second “Taste of V-ZUG” evening at our showroom alongside his wife, two of V-ZUG’s chefs and our esteemed guests.

The night kicked off with an inspiring speech by Mr. Hoffman, and then the live cooking began. The menu included a fusion of Lebanon’s finest dishes and ingredients with delicious Swiss delicacies, and was enjoyed by all who were present.

Launching V-ZUG Gourmet Academy Lebanon

The V-ZUG Gourmet Academy's primary purpose is to introduce and demonstrate how to use the kitchen appliances.

A first in Lebanon, we successfully launched the Gourmet Academy programme at our showroom to excited guests and friends who enjoyed a variety of dishes cooked to perfection and learned a lot about how to achieve the same results on their own using V-ZUG appliances.