International Hummus Day falls on 13th May every year and has been celebrated around the world for the past 4 years.
"Hummus" comes from the Arabic word meaning "chickpeas" and originated in the Middle East. It is a dip made from cooked and then mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic.
This superfood is worshipped by its fans almost like a religion. There is even an instagram account of hot Israeli men eating Hummus.
Countries in the middle-east have been competing with each other over who can prepare the most amount of Hummus in a single go and the Guinness World Record for the largest dish of Hummus was last awarded to Lebanon in May 2010. The winning dish was cooked by 300 cooks in the village of al-Fanar, near Beirut, and weighed approximately 10,450kg, double the previous record set by Israel.
Beirut Grill in Singapore has launched a 6-day festival in conjunction with International Hummus Day. The line up includes live belly-dancers, drums, saxophone performances and a Hummus making competition on 13th May 2017 at 4pm.
The chefs at Beirut Grill have curated 11 variations of Hummus catering to the different tastebuds of Hummus-fans, including pumpkin with caramelised onions, avocado, red bean, basil, cool mint, creamy carrots for just $12++.
For spice lovers, there is the Jalapeno Hummus and Paprika Hummus. Meat lovers, the Lamb Hummus is a must try. And if you cannot decide between all the options? We recommend getting the Hummus Platter which gives you 4 different picks for just $24++ and is perfect for sharing.
For die hard Hummus fans, you have to try their Hummus inspired cocktails such as the "Yalla Habibi" which is Pisco based and "Hum For The Weekend" which is refreshing and sweet, made of Grape Liqueur.
Beirut Grill is located at 72 Bussorah Street. Call 6341 7728 for reservations.