Matharubah ( Fish & Rice Paste )
This tasty dish's spice can be adjusted to your personal liking.
Originated in Kuwait, it is also very popular throughout the
UAE. Eaten as a side dish, garnished with sliced lemons and
salad, it can also be made with chicken or rabbit, but fish
is more popular.
Samak Bilfern ( Baked Fish )
Baked fish is more popular today than in earlier times and
it can be quite delicious with the addition of a few extra
spices. Usually it is served with white boiled or steamed
rice, seasonal salad, sliced limes and laban
Laham Murraq / Saloona ( Meat Stew )
Like chicken and fish saloona, this is very common throughout
the UAE. Indeed in some homes, it is cooked twice a day. Because
it can be accompanied by so many other things - rice, biryani
or bread for example, it is a flexible dish. A famous Bedouin
fare, it is a popular Ramadan dish, and is often enjoyed daily
in mosques during the holy month. It's usually served with
sliced limes, dates, radishes, garlic chives, sliced white
onion and buttermilk.
Gah-wa Khaleejeiah ( Gulf Coffee )
One of the first things done every morning in the Arab home,
after early morning prayers, is to make coffee. This is a
ritual which has been practiced for years, although today
the coffee is made then stored in a vacuum flask (dalla
gah-wa) until the whole family has drank it.