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The Middle East has some outstanding travel destinations, foods, cuisines and delicacies. Discover the amazing foods from all around the Middle East. Traditional Middle Eastern dishes, local foods, and travel inspiration from all over the region. From Egypt to Syria, the East to the West.

Persian Gondi Recipe (Chicken & Chickpea Dumplings)

Gondi is a Persian stew consisting of dumplings made from chicken and chickpeas which are served in chicken broth or soup. To make the dumplings, chickpea flour or ground chickpeas, ground chicken, onions and spices are mixed into a dough. The dough is allowed to rest while the broth is prepared. The dough is divided …

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Turkish Sahlab Recipe

Sahlab, also spelled sahlep or salep, is a flour prepared using the tubers of the orchid genus Orchis (including species Orchis mascula and Orchis militaris). Sahlab is served in several drinks and sweet dishes, particularly in the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire, especially in the Levant, where it is a traditional winter drink. However, …

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Bahraini food: 10 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Bahrain

Bahrain is an island country situated in Western Asia (on the Persian Gulf) located between Qatar and the north-eastern coast of Saudi Arabia. The country is famous for its lush copses of date palms. They have been used for trade purposes and have also been considered a source of natural resources for the neighboring areas …

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Yemenite Malawach Recipe (Jewish Flatbread)

Malawach, also known as Melawwaḥ, is a traditional Yemenite Jewish flatbread. This bread is similar to a thick pancake but contains thin layers of puff pastry brushed with oil. It is traditionally consumed with hard-boiled eggs, zhug, and a crushed or grated tomato dip. Occasionally, people also consume it with honey. Origin & Cultural Significance …

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Omani Food: 17 Must Try Traditional Dishes of Oman

Oman is an Arab country located in Western Asia on the Arabian Peninsula. The country is bordered by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen, while sharing maritime borders with Iran and Pakistan.  The countries’ southern and eastern sides are bordered by the Arabian Sea. Like its neighbors, Oman’s climate is dry and hot. …

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Kuwaiti Food: 11 Must Try Dishes of Kuwait

Kuwait is a small Middle Eastern country wedged between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. On the eastern side of the country is the Persian Gulf, which is part of the Indian Ocean. Across the gulf is the country of Iran. It takes approximately 5 hours to cross the gulf via boat commuting between the two countries. …

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Authentic Lebanese Toum (Garlic Sauce) Recipe

Toum is a garlic sauce condiment from Lebanon. The sauce is made from mixing garlic, oil, lemon and salt together. The texture of toum is not very saucy, rather, it’s like a light fluffy paste. The best texture is attained by using fresh garlic rather than canned or previously frozen. Young garlic has a milder …

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Cypriot Food: 9 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Cyprus

Cyprus is an island country situated in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, south of the Anatolian Peninsula. The country is best known for the Limassol carnival, wreck diving, Haloumi cheese and its dessert wine (also known as Commandaria). The population of Cyprus is made up of two major ethnicities, including Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots. Cypriot …

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Palestinian Food: 11 Must-Try Dishes of Palestine

Palestine is an area in the eastern Mediterranean region, including parts of contemporary Israel, the Palestinian territories of the Gaza Strip (along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea) and the West Bank (west of the Jordan River). The area is considered a holy land in three of the world’s greatest religions: Christianity, Islam and Judaism.   …

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Yemeni Foods: 11 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Yemen

Yemen is located in the Middle East at the Southern edge of the Arabian Peninsula. On its north is the country of Saudi Arabia and the country of Oman is located to its east. The west and south borders of Yemen are entirely coastal. The climate is dry, hot and humid. Over half of Yemen’s …

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