cities are recently seeing an increase in restaurants serving Arabic
food. Arabic food, it seems, is only just becoming familiar to the
Western world, particularly in the United States. However, there are a
few Arabic foods that most people have already tried or at least heard
Some Popular Arabic Dishes
and Falafel: can be cooked several ways: in ful midamess, the whole
beans are boiled, with vegetables if desired, and then mashed with
onions, tomatoes, and spices. This
mixture is often served with an egg for breakfast, without the egg for
other meals . A similar sauce, cooked down into a paste and stuffed
into aysh baladi (Bread), is the filling for the sandwiches sold on the
street. Alternatively, ful beans are soaked, minced, mixed with spices,
formed into patties (called ta'miyya in Cairo and falafel in
Alexandria), and deep-fried. These patties, garnished with tomatoes,
lettuce, and tahina sauce, are stuffed into aysh and sold on the street.
Koshari: Lentils, Rice, spaghetti and Marconi with Tomato Sauce
and garlic sauce and chili. It considered being a fast food in the
Middle East, especially in Egypt. It is easy and inexpensive to make.
a dip made of garbanzo beans, sesame seed paste, lemon garlic and
sometimes olive oil, is already sold at most major deli and grocery
Shawirma: is a sandwich of rotisserie lamb or beef wrapped in pita bread.
it is the most preferred Arab pastry. It is made from walnuts or
pistachios, cinnamon, and orange blossom wrapped in a thin pastry shell
and soaked in syrup.
Saudi Arabia Food
Kabsa: the Arabic recipe contains rice with beef or lamb and lemon wrapped in grapevine leaves and cooked.
Morocco, Algeria, Turkey, Tunisia and Libya
or kuskus is a dish consisting of spherical granules made by rolling
and shaping moistened semolina wheat and then coating them with finely
ground wheat flour. The finished granules are about one millimeter in
diameter before cooking. Traditional couscous requires considerable
preparation time and is usually steamed.
By Nouran Radwan
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