Tag Archive for: United Arab Emirates Cuisine

Israel, United Arab Emirates – Kashkaval Potato Bourekas

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Bourekas is the puff pastry dish from Israeli cuisine. This is made by a pastry of phyllo dough. The word boureka or borekita is the Judeo-Spanish word borrowed from the Turkish word BUREK. This dish is the HALF MOON SHAPED PASTRY, the ancient pastry cooked and baked from the old-time as the traditional dish from the bakery.

Lebanon, United Arab Emirates – Za’atar Manakeesh

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Manakeesh is a flat crispy bread topped with different seasonings and served with different sauces and vegetables. It is like a pizza but in Arabian style. It is eaten in breakfast and also be served as a snack and even in lunch and dinners. In Lebanon, Za'atar is the must for Manakeesh. This dish, Manakeesh is originated from Lebanon but now it is famous all over the Middles East. The word Manakeesh is the Arabic word Manqushah. MANQUSHAH is formed by the word NAQUSH that means ''CRAVE OUT''. This dish is originated in the Fertile Crescent.

United Arab Emirates – Kofta

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Kofta is a member of Meat Balls and have name derived from Persian word, KUFTA. This is shaped especially into balls as a KOFTA but different shapes can be made out of the same batter of meat. Kofta can be made up of even vegetables like cabbage, potato, mixed vegetables, calabash, unripe bananas, etc. There is a huge variation of the same element of the dish and included in many countries' national cuisine.

United Arab Emirates – Om Ali

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This is a dessert that originated from Egypt, but popular in the whole UAE. The word OM ALI is derived from the meaning ''MOTHER OF ALI''. This name is given after the wife of Ruler of ''AYYUBID EMPIRE''. MOTHER OF ALI is traced from the Era of Ayyubid Empire. Khumaimaa is the dish that is similar to the OM ALI. It is originated from Iran and Jordan and is a part of its national cuisine.

The United Arab Emirates – Manakish

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This is a dish which is also known as ARABIAN PIZZA. Manakish is an Arabian dish, which is a flattened dough served with Arabian toppings. As the special Arabic dish, this dish is eaten in Dubai, Saudia Arabia, Lebanese, Syria, Egypt, etc. Its place of origin is ''LEVANT'', a large area of Eastern mediterraen. The word Manakish or Manaquish is taken from Arabic word Manqushah that is formed by NAQUSH means to crave out.

The United Arab Emirates – Baba Ghanoush

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Baba Ghanoush is actually a starter/ appetizer dish that is also served as snacks and a side course. This is originated from Levantine cuisine from Lebanese. This is usually a vegetarian appetizer, which can be served according to the event like dinner or tea time snack

United Arab Emirates – Manakish

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Manakish is a kind of flatbread that contains many nutritional facts. It is also known as Manoush and Manakish in other countries. This dish is originated from Levant and other neighboring countries of Levant. It is also found in centers of Levantine emigration.

United Arab Emirates – Lamb Maqluba (Upside Down Lamb Rice Dish)

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MAQLUBA literary means ''UPSIDE DOWN''. When this dish is cooked, It is layered in the pot like rice layer, meat layer and vegetables. Name of the dish is also seen in the book, named KITAB AL TABIKH. It is a book of 13th century recipes of UAE. Emirati dishes are very royal dishes because the use of the ingredients are very nutritious and rich.

United Arab Emirates – Tharid / Thereed

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This is the special dish from the cuisine of Arabs. In Dubai food festival, huge varieties of dishes are served and most famous among them is this ''THARID''. It is said that this dish is very authentic and from the back of the time, because this specific dish is mentioned in the Hadith of the specific Islamic sayings.

United Arab Emirates – Falafel

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Falafel is a dish from Arab cuisine. It is actually a ball-shaped dish that is deep-fried and then served. It is included in the street food of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and even in Egypt. This is a purely vegetarian dish and loved by anyone who can eat tons of Falafel.