Tag Archive for: United Arab Emirates Cuisine

United Arab Emirates – Kousa Mahshi

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Kousa Mahshi is a dish of the whole Middle East and many other countries. This dish is a rice stuffed zucchini or squash. As a cultural component, it is served as the main dish or snacks at meetings, parties, Ramzan, meetings, before meals, sometimes after meals, etc. Stuffed zucchini (or squash), zucchini (KOUSA in Arabic) is the side dish of the national cuisine of Arabs. This dish has several alternative names.

United Arab Emirates – Arabic Tea

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Tea is popular worldwide, it is also a prominent part of the Arabic world. They have huge fans of this Arabic Tea which is served with dates and honey. In Arabic society tea has the gesture of many things.

United Arab Emirates – Ful Medames

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Ful Medames is also known as FUL, a vegetarian dish of UAE. It is a curry of Fava Beans with vegetables and spices served with hard-boiled eggs. The place of origin of ful medames is EGYPT. The cooking method of making ful medames is mentioned in a ''book of Jerusalem''.

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

The United Arab Emirates – Lamb Quzi

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Quzi is an Arabic dish made up of rice and lamb but in a unique way. The name of this dish came from the Turkish Language. The word Quzi in Arabic and KUZU in Turkish. Both words have the same meaning in English; Lamb. This dish has many regional variations according to the world's different cultures.

United Arab Emirates – Shish Taouk

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This middle east dish is very similar with the one of the Persian dish named as Jujeh Kabab. The meaning of the word SHISH TAOUK is very difficult to find out. As the dish is, Skewered Chicken is the meaning of the Shish Taouk.

United Arab Emirates – Luqaimat ( Emirati Dessert )

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Luqaimat is a deep-fried dough that is then dipped into the sugar syrup and served by adding some nuts, sesame seeds over it. It is a local traditional dish of the whole UAE. This word LUQAIMAT is not actually the name of the dish. The actual name of the dish is the Arabic word, Luqmat-al-Qadi.

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, Saudi Arabian – Shish Tawook Sandwich/Wrap

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Shish Twook sandwich/wrap is a nonvegetarian dish witch contains stuffed chicken slices in it. Shish tawook was the cuisine of the famous Ottoman Empire after that it became a part of the Middle East. This cuisine is mostly eaten in countries such as Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, and the United Arab Emirates. It lies in the 5 top most popular dishes in UAE. Its similar dish is derived whose name is shawarma.

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.