Tag Archive for: United Arab Emirates Cuisine

Iran, Iraq – Khoresh-e-Qeyme

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The most important dish is loved by every person who likes Persian and Iranian dishes. This is basically a stew of mutton in which vegetables like tomatoes, onions, peas, lime, and eggplant are added and serving is very important. The Iranian's Culinary tradition is the combination of many different cuisine because they have great impact of their tradition to them. Stews are very traditional dish cooked on the ancient time. Demons were very familiar with the artof cooking stews and soups and when Persian was inspired by them they used to have it in their daily food.

Syria, United Arab Emirates – Lamb Moussaka

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Moussaka is a very common dish in the Middle East. It is a vegetable and meat layered dish. This dish is basically from SYRIA. It is very popular in BALKANS and MIDDLE EAST. The history and origin of the dish are not well recognized but it has many theories regarding the naming and etymology of this dish. There are many versions of the naming of this dish like in English word, it is said that the word Moussaka is taken from the Greek Word, mousak√°s.

Jordan, United Arab Emirates – Mansaf

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This dish is very royal having different ingredients together on a plate. This is a very delicious dish, very popular throughout the UAE. It is an Arabic dish and as we knew, Arabs have many royal dishes with the use of a huge amount of meat especially lamb meat or mutton, and dry fruits, nuts, saffron, etc. Atwa (truce) and Ja'ha (peacemaking process) are the two main events of Jordan and this dish is also very important in these events. In the 20th Century, Joseph Massad declared this dish as the traditional and national dish of Jordan.

United Arab Emirates – Beef Al Harees

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This dish is a very healthy meal in UAE. Harees means SMASHED OR MASHED. According to the Patron Saint of Armenia, this meal is served for charity and poor children. This is the national dish of Armenia. The dish is served and cooked in many countries but with some variations according to the taste of that particular area.

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 – 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 – Shawarma

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This dish is traditionally from Arabic cuisine and very famous in the Middle East. This is a type of proper meal in which meat and some vegetables is wrapped in a form of bread. Place of origin is Ottaman Empire. This dish is originated from Emirati cuisine which is from the LEVANTINE ARAB STATES.

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 – 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.