Discover the Middle East in 5 Days
The beauty of traveling is that you can see the world from a different perspective. Habits, beliefs, and lifestyles – you get to explore all these beautiful things that make a country and its people unique. As much as we’d love to travel the world, we don’t always have the time to do it. Luckily, there’s a way around it. One of our absolute favorite ways of getting immersed in other cultures is by experiencing their foods. And there aren’t many cuisines as rich or interesting as that of the Middle East, which is why we’re taking you on a tour of 5 countries with 5 of their most famous dishes! Grab a spoon, and get ready to dig in.
Day 1: Egyptian Kushari
With its unusual but interesting blend of rice, macaroni, lentils, spice, and crispy fried onion, this is considered the Egyptian national dish. One serving takes you for a walk in the streets of Cairo, always full of people bursting with life!
Day 2: Moroccan Tagine with Prunes
A classic sweet and savory Moroccan dish that is popular as a traditional offering at holiday gatherings, weddings, and other special occasions. You should try this all-time classic at least once in your life! It is divinely tasty and will make your taste buds travel to this warm and colorful country!
Day 3: Iranian Ghormeh Sabzi
Simple and loaded with herbs, the combination of flavorful and aromatic ingredients make this Persian stew very tasty and nutritious. This dish is very popular and is usually served when family members return home after being away.
Day 4: Lebanese Kibbeh bi Laban
Although Lebanon’s cuisine is quite diverse, taking in influences from all over the world, kibbeh balls are without a doubt the taste of home for all Lebanese. It’s one of the masterpieces of this small country’s cuisine. The creamy texture and the refreshing splash of yogurt always make you come back for more.
Day 5: Saudi Gulf Kabsa
It’s no secret that Arab countries value family time, which is why Saudi Arabia’s most famous dish is great for big gatherings and is ideal for special occasions. With its tremendous flavor, this dish is the perfect gateway into Arabic cuisine.
Exploring different dishes can be a great way of opening up to the world and crossing boundaries without moving. So come on, go on your next culinary adventure today and share your experience with us!