Did you know Tabbuli Grill features an authentic hookah bar? Maybe you haven’t tried it because it looks intimidating or you are unsure about it. Here is an overview about hookahs and how they work.
The photo at the right shows some of the hookahs we have at Tabbuli Grill. Generally there is a jar at the bottom of the hookah that is filled with enough water to submerge a few centimeters of the body tube, which is sealed tightly to it. You do not want to overfill the jar since it will increase the inhalation force needed to use it. Tobacco – or shisha – is placed inside the bowl at the top of the hookah and then a foil or charcoal screen with a burning charcoal is placed on top. In some countries, the bowl is covered with perforated tin foil or a metal screen to separate the coal and the shisha. This minimizes inhalation of any coal ash with the smoke. Adding the foil may reduce the temperature the tobacco is exposed to, preventing it from burning directly.
To smoke using a hookah you inhale through the mouthpiece at the end of the tube. The air is pulled through the charcoal and into the bowl holding the tobacco. The hot air heats, but does not burn the tobacco, and produces smoke. The smoke is passed down through the body tube that extends into the water in the jar and cools the smoke. The smoke bubbles up through the water, loses heat, and fills the top part of the jar. When a smoker inhales through the hose, smoke passes into the lungs, and the change in pressure in the jar pulls more air through the charcoal, continuing the process.
A typical hookah session lasts about 45 minutes and can be shared with another person, or a small group of friends. Tabbuli offers the following flavors of shisha to choose from: cherry, double apple, mint, strawberry, orange, grape, energy drink, plum, cappuccino, melon, watermelon, grape & mint cocktail, pineapple, honey, apricot, mango, coconut, peach and the Tabbuli special blend.
Want to give it a try? We offer hookah specials on Thursdays!