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United Arab Emirates Cuisine and Food

Matharubah ( Fish & Rice Paste )

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 )

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 to drink.

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 )

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.



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