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June 29, 2009

Traditional Arabic Food

Filed under: Food — Tags: , , , — tcchuffel @ 12:04 am

By Dina Hassim

Traditional Arabic Food

Traditional Arabic Food

A great many people would list travelling as one of their interests or hobbies when asked to list favourite things. When travelling to a foreign country tourists love to take in the sights of that specific country and best of all try out all the different foods which originate from the country or area.

Travelling to the Middle East would be no different and is the perfect destination to sample all types of Gulf and Middle Eastern cuisine. A suggestion would be to try out the buffet spreads where you could sample a little bit of every kind of dish. The following are popular to the Middle East.

Hummus is a dip made from chick peas and sesame seeds,tabouleh is chopped parsley, mint and crunched wheat. Ghuzi is a whole roast lamb on a bed of rice, mixed with nuts.Wara enab is vine leaves stuffed with rice and stuffed courgettes is known as Koussa mahshi. Local dishes include koussa mahshi which is spiced lamb with rice and hareis is a rich delicacy of slow cooked wheat and tender lamb. For pudding a type of bread pudding is known as Umm Ali and a sweet type of cheesecake with cream on top is called Esh asaraya.

Seafood is very popular in the Middle East and you can expect some specialties involving lobster,crab,shrimp,tuna,kingfish and red snapper. Many hotels serve seafood buffets and the different dishes can be sampled at your leisure.

Do not leave the Middle East without trying out as many dishes of traditional Arabic food as you can. The dishes are very tasty and sampling local food will definitely add to the pleasurable experience of an excellent holiday.

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