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    Middle Eastern Cuisine*

    by DunaKal Updated Jul 25, 2003

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    The Middle Eastern cuisine vary from country to another,but in general it`s Kosher(containg no pork),also it has many dishes that are tottaly vegetarian.
    In Lebanon and Syria it`s famous for it`s stuffed vine leaves,Hummus dip and Shawarma(like Gyros).
    In Jordan there the (Ma`loobeh)it`s a dish prepared with rice and egg plants.
    In Palstine it`s famous for (Al Misakhan)it`s chicken rolled in bread with lots of onions.
    And in Saudi Arabia it`s famous for the national rice dish called(Kabsah)served with mutton meat.
    The middle eastern cuisine is spicy though not as much as the Indian cuisine,,but Arabs in general tend to add spices to their food as well.

    Favorite Dish: If I`m going to start on what`s my favorite dish,,it will take me many pages to tell.
    I almost love most dishes,but the ones are the best is the ones cooked and prepared by my mother ;-)

    Mom`s Buffet

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  • NO SPECIFICS: Eating

    by dsantosh Written Jul 17, 2003

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    Restaurants and Hotels
    Most quality restaurants in Saudi Arabia are operated by non-Saudis . Thus, they are "foreign" restaurants serving mainly non-native food and have menus in both Arabic and English. The prices can be very high, with evening meals usually costing 20 dollars or more. Besides the restaurants, there are also numerous fast-food establishments in Riyadh
    There is likewise a wide range of hotels in Riyadh. The top rated ones provide excellent service and amenities, although their rates are very expensive. Some of them serve as meeting places for local and foreign businessmen

    Saudi Style of eating
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    • Work Abroad

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    Food: Food

    by dr.firas Written Jun 29, 2003

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    I only want to introduce the famous trraditional food in the Middle East!
    Wherever you can eat a Shawerma!
    It is a Turkish food it is so delicious but all the Middle Eastern Countries are great masters in doing it.
    Foul is also very famous,
    Homos, Fateh, Falafel, Tabooleh, Kobeh.
    And many other delicious meals you will adore when you will try it.
    But BBQ is ever a famous meal, which you can always order if you are the kind who does not like to risk.
    P.S. please do not miss the Oriental dessert, It is Superb!

    BBQ Party -My Family-

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  • Rick's Country Kitchen: Rick's Country Kitchen

    by c2codguy Written Sep 8, 2002

    For any Americans visiting Bahrain, this is a must. Rick is retired military and decided to open up a 'Southern Cookin' restaurant in Bahrain. Sweet Tea is great and they've even got grits.

    Favorite Dish: Lumberjack Breakfast. I actually never had it; way too much food for me. It's got just about every breakfast item you could ask for. Bring an appetite.

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  • Jim's Restaurant: Jim's Restaurant

    by c2codguy Written Sep 8, 2002

    Jim is from Ireland and is pretty popular in Bahrain. Jim usually greets you as soon as you walk in the door. Beer is serve yourself using the honor system unti you are seated.

    Favorite Dish: Linguine and seafood. Excellent.

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  • Senior Pacos: Senior Pacos

    by c2codguy Written Sep 8, 2002

    The owner/manager of the bar is named George. The nicest guy around. If you order a pitcher of margaritas make sure to ask for the VRC-40 margarita. He'll throw in a few extra shots of tequila!!!

    Favorite Dish: Quesadillas and Kiwi Margaritas.

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  • We spent the fist of 2 weeks...

    by Kenny47 Written Aug 26, 2002

    We spent the fist of 2 weeks on The Nile Admiral Cruise ship, and the food was excellent.
    Very good variety and service some of the best I have enjoyed.
    2nd week spent in the Luxor Sheraton and again a good variety well prepared although service more in keeping with a 4 star Hotel.

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  • Our favorite restaruant was in...

    by spencrland Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Our favorite restaruant was in Izmir called Sine. VERY good and very resonably priced.
    In Yalikavak our favorite was Gulten Abla's, family run and wonderful food and atmosphere!

    Favorite Dish: At Sine's the shish is wonderful and well as the mercimek chorba (lentil soup)! Ask for pilav on the side, yummy!

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    Fakher All Deen Restaurant: Fakher All Deen Restaurant

    by Aragina Written Aug 25, 2002

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    This is a true Jordanian Restaraunt, with a wealth of pure Arabic food. the price is very cheap and it is the place that the people af Amman got to not generally the tourists.

    Favorite Dish: 'Mahshi Waraq inab', vine leaves stuffed with minced meat, rice and spices.

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  • In Dubai my favourite...

    by 4coxy52 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    In Dubai my favourite restaurant is at the Emirates Gulf Club,followed by the Beachcomber at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.In bahrain it is Jims Restaurant located in 'Shawama Avenue' in Adaliyah
    Emirates Gulf Club is Quality dining,good atmosphere, no rush,service is there always but unobtrusive,fine wine selection.
    Jims is more relaxed with a feeling of being in his front room.A fine mixture of Arabic and Irish decor lends itself to be the sort of place you want to return to.

    Favorite Dish: The menu's at both places are constantly changing so it is one of the nice things about both paces that there is always something new to be tried.Both restaurants have usually a good selection of se-food which is very good in quality and always fresh.The Emirates has a French Chef who is well known and Jims is of an Irish extraction

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  • mosteiy the lebanese cuisine...

    by rahal Updated Aug 24, 2002

    mosteiy the lebanese cuisine is the best
    prices are diffrent but mostely reasnoble except for 5stars hotels.

    Favorite Dish: in gulf countries there are several dishes like (kabsa:rice and mutton or chicken or fish)
    egypt(kushary : riceand lentil)
    lebanon(mazza: combination of veg and cold cuts ,kebab:grilled meat or chicken.

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    Who needs restaurants? There...

    by DesertRat Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Who needs restaurants? There are always small stalls on the street selling various and sundry goodies to keep the hungries at bay. Fortunately, in both the Gulf and the Levant, you needn't worry about getting sick from street food. You can get kebabs, shwarmas, which are the same as gyros, humos, rotisseried chickens, etc. on seemingly every street corner. And during the fasting month of Ramadhan, the choice is even wider -- at night, of course!

    Photo: A shwarma seller in Oman.

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    I like most restaurants such...

    by maen31 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    I like most restaurants such as Apamea in Hama, Al -Kahiam in Damascus .
    Between 200SP-1000SP
    Nice and calm places and you can find cheaper ones.

    Favorite Dish: Chicken, Rice and Taboulah.

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