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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.

Cypriot Food: 8 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: 10 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: 10 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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Iranian Food: 10 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Iran

Iran, also known as Persia, is a country in Western Asia in the Middle East ,bordered by countries including Iraq, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, the Caspian Sea, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Gulf of Oman, and the Persian Gulf. Iran, the fifth-largest country in Asia, is known for being the birthplace of one of the world’s earliest …

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Iranian Ghormeh Sabzi Recipe

Ghormeh Sabzi is a traditional Iranian herb and meat stew dish. While recipes vary slightly, most recipes will consist of parsley, fenugreek, cilantro, dried Persian lime, onion, kidney beans and meat. The herbs are cooked separately from the beans and meat. Near the end of the cooking time all the ingredients are combined. Ghormeh Sabzi …

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Egyptian Koshary Recipe

Koshary is Egypt’s national dish, consisting of chickpeas, pasta, rice and brown lentils, smothered in a spicy tomato sauce and topped with delicious crispy onions. This dish is a hearty Egyptian comfort food, served in virtually every Egyptian restaurant, home and street corner. Koshary can be served from a large platter or the individual components …

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Israeli Foods: 13 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Israel

Israel is a land of the eternal sun, sandy deserts and amazing foods. Created a little over 70 years ago, it is a country of contradictions, traditional values, gastronomical values ​​and modern technologies. Israel is known for its holy places and the healing Dead Sea that awaits tourists all year round. Most Popular Israeli Foods …

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Turkish Ayran Recipe (Yogurt Drink)

Ayran is a Turkish yogurt-based drink and is prepared using yogurt, chilled or iced water, and salt. Often, ingredients like black pepper, lime juice, and herbs such as dried mint are also added to enhance the flavor. One can also find some carbonated versions of ayran. The Turkish delicacy is known by many other names …

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Iraqi Food: 11 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Iraq

Iraq is a country located in the Middle East, sharing a border with countries including Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Syria, Iran and Turkey. It has a very small coastline on the Persian Gulf. Interestingly, it was in Iraq that the first cooking recipe “books” were discovered. The age of these clay tablets, according to some …

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Syrian Food: 13 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Syria

Syria officially also known as the Syrian Arab Republic is located on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea in southwestern Asia. It is land of high mountains, deserts, and fertile plains with most diverse ethnic groups including majority Turkmens, Circassians Greeks, Assyrians, Armenians, Mandaeans, Syrian Arabs and Kurds. Unfortunately Syria has most recently been known for its enduring …

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Afghan Chopan Kabob Recipe

Chopan kabob is a Pashtun delicacy consisting of skewered and grilled lamb meat. The meat is marinated with onion juice, ginger, salt, garlic, and yogurt before being grilled over a traditional Afghan charcoal brazier called mankal. Generally made using the best cuts of the meat (shoulder, loin or belly), chopan kabob is seasoned with sumac …

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Saudi Foods: 10 Traditional Dishes of Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, located in the heart of Western Asia, is the largest country of the Middle East and one of the most influential in the region. The country has huge economic importance due to being the world’s leading oil exporter. It is also well-known for being the ancestral home to the second …

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