Mouth Watering Middle Eastern Food


Here in America there are a few foods that are so integrated into the American culture that they have become some of the most popular foods. Some of these foods can include: a cheeseburger, hot dog, nachos, pizza and chocolate chip cookies. After thinking about all of the foods that I love, and especially with Thanksgiving on the way, I thought that it would be nice to share some of the foods that are important to many of the different cultures in the Middle East. The Middle East have many popular, signature foods just as we do as Americans. Here are some of their most popular foods:

1. Hummus

Hummus is a think spread that is made from ground chickpeas and sesame seeds, olive oil, lemon and garlic. This is good with many different things such as pretzels and pita bread.

2. Manakeesh

Manakeesh is the pizza of the Arabic world. It is round bread sprinkled with either cheese, ground meat or herbs. It is mainly eaten for breakfast or lunch. You can get it from either a nice restaurant or from street vendors.

3. Grilled halloumi

Grilled Halloumi are small chewy slabs made from goat and sheep milk. These are different than other cheeses because these are not made with acid or bacteria during their processing.

4. Foul meddamas

Fould Meddamas is made of fava beans, olive oil, parsley, onion, garlic and lemon. This may not be the most delicious looking meal seeing as it is brown mush, but the taste and texture definitely make up for it!

5. Falafel

Falafel is only fried chickpeas mixed with herbs, but people in the Middle East love it! It can be a delicious snack or you can use it to fill your pita. Also for Middle Easterners, the origins of the falafel started because of a patriotic interest.

6. Tabouleh

Tabouleh is a vegetarian dish which is a combination of bulgur, parsley, mint, onion, and tomatoes. You don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy this dish though. It is something that everyone could love!

There are many great foods in the Middle East and they all seem worth trying! I personally love experiencing new foods, especially ones from different cultures. Find a recipe that looks good to you and try out one of these delicious foods. Experience another cultures cuisine. I’m sure you won’t regret it!

http://travel.cnn.com/20-best-middle-east-dishes-324556

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2 thoughts on “Mouth Watering Middle Eastern Food

  1. I love to try different foods from different cultures. My aunt is an amazing cook and does so may different things with recipes from all over the world, although sometimes they are too spicy for my liking, they are always amazing. Hummus is a staple in my weekly meals, I always have some in my fridge. I have been to Italy, Germany, Ireland, Turkey, France, and Spain and according to my taste buds, surprisingly, I enjoyed Irish food the most.

  2. Most of these are Lebanese, and they are delicious! I have Tabouleh at least three to four times a week, and there’s also Fattoush (http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Fattoush-395481). Here in Lebanon, Hummus is a must, as for Manaeesh, we have bakeries that only make Manaeesh, pastries and pies and you guys have to try them! I’m pretty sure there is a Lebanese restaurant/ bakery somewhere near your house/apartment, go try everything on the menu, you are not going to regret it trust me!

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