Best 8 Traditional Dishes to Eat In Jordan

The staple food that Jordanians like to eat is pasta, instant noodle cakes and tortillas, especially the meat cakes. They eat beef and mutton all year round, and drink carbonated drinks, milk, tea and so on. When the victims invite guests to their homes, they will definitely bring a cup of coffee, fruit, and rice, which are usually made of rice balls and sent to the mouth. The main food of Jordanians is camel milk, which is made with goat milk. All kinds of sweet cheeses, date palms, wheat, grains, etc., are all things they usually only eat.


Jordanian meal order is to eat appetizers first, then eat boiled vegetables, eat sweets, drink coffee or tea, etc. Their appetizers include bread, or a thick soup with sesame paste and curry, and a dough made with eggs and sesame paste, or medium beans with curry, and when it comes to cooking, their national dish is hand Pilaf, on the rice and pine nuts, covered with beef, drizzled with cheese, when eating, use another sheet, wrap it in dough, and eat charcoal grilled meat, mainly choose boneless chicken, or beef and sheep. It is usually served with bread and salad.


Jordan, located in the Middle East, is basically a landlocked country, with deserts accounting for more than 80% of the country's area. The natural environment of the desert area has formed the unique food flavor of Jordan. Whatever your preference, there is always something in Jordanian cuisine to suit your taste.


What are the must-eat foods in Jordan

1. Magluba

Magluba, the most famous dish in Jordan's capital, Amman, is made of lamb shank with yellow rice, hot crushed almonds and a touch of warm yogurt. It can be described as Jordan's national dish. There is another name for this dish called Up Side Down, which means "downward dish". Because it is done by laying out the prepared vegetables in an empty pot, then laying the cooked lamb or chicken on top of the vegetables side by side, putting the rice on top, then adding a little chicken broth, and finally putting the pot The contents were all poured out on a large plate.



2. Seafood Pasta

There are various theories about the origin of noodles. Some say it is China, some say it is Persia, and some say it is the Jordan Valley. It can be said that Jordanian pasta is also very worth tasting. The Arabian style seafood pasta is sweet and cheesy, and the seafood is tender, all freshly caught, with a unique Arabian flavor.


3. Grilled fish

About 750,000 Iraqis have emigrated to Jordan in recent years because of the war. And like every racial migration in history, the culinary traditions have also spread. In recent years, many Kurdish snacks have appeared in Amman. Grilled fish is one of the most famous snacks. When you order this snack in person, you will be fortunate enough to witness the entire cooking process of the grilled fish.


4. Falafel

Falafel is a Jordanian specialty snack. It is a deep-fried vegetarian ball. It can be used as a main meal or a snack. Compared with those big meals, it is simple, but not boring. It can be regarded as a unique snack. Usually served with vegetables and a salad, wrapped in a flatbread for a sandwich, it came down with pita, chili sauce, fava bean paste drizzled with olive oil and garlicky hummus, and finished with a plate of raw Onion chunks and mint leaves for tea. National food, the price is not expensive, it is worth trying.



5. Yogurt mutton rice

Yogurt mutton rice is a Jordanian national dish. The general practice is to heat yogurt and onions and then pour them over the rice and mutton. It is sour and delicious. In the eyes of Chinese people, it is a bit like dark cuisine. It is said that the nomadic herdsmen in the past took out all their good things at grand celebrations. Milk, meat, and rice were all boiled in one pot, and it became this kind of hodgepodge. The "yogurt" for cooking mansaf is quite special. It is made by fermenting and adding salt, making milk into something that is half yogurt and half cheese, and then drying it in the sun. However, the cooked mutton tasted relatively normal, and there was no strange taste.


6. Arabic naan

This kind of Arabic naan is the most common staple food of Jordanians, and can be seen everywhere in the door of restaurants, on the street, and in the three meals of the hotel. It is made by a large panel, an oven and an artifact. This kind of Arabic naan can be stored at room temperature for more than 2 months. It is sold very cheaply in Jordanian markets or bakeries. Buying a few dollars is enough to eat. This kind of naan is similar to Xinjiang's naan and southern Guokui. After kneading the dough, stick it on the inside of the stove and hang it on the wall until it is cooked. Only this Arabic naan is thinner.


7. Hummus

Hummus, while the plate of creamy hummus has spread far beyond the Middle East to local grocery stores around the world, this is not hummus. For visitors from outside the region, this abundance of variety may be a delicious surprise. Like the original, Fatty Hummus is pure hummus, but it's mixed with crumbled pita, tahini, and pine nuts, then drizzled with pale green olive oil.



8. Kunafa

Kunafa, pastry thread puff pastry tops this popular dessert, which is said to have tangy cheese or cream spread over the eastern Mediterranean with Ottoman rule – accompanied by a perfect pairing of tangy Turkish coffee which treats with syrup. A favorite for special occasions, kunafa is equally suitable for a sweet afternoon treat. On a warm day in downtown Amman, a crowd fills up, leading to Habibah sweets, whose kunafa is a fabled alley.


During the trip, taste the food of the locals and feel the life of the locals. Food is not only a major feature of Jordan, but also a major feature of the Middle East. Knowing what to eat in Jordan, you must not miss it when you travel to Jordan.

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