Kitchen Jordan

This page is automatically created by the automated computer text translator, and originally written in Russian (Переведено сервисом «Яндекс.Переводчик»). The original version of this page in Russian is located here. We are apologize for any possible inaccurate and incorrect translation of certain phrases and expressions below.

Of the cuisine of Jordan

Jordanian cuisine is a mixture of culinary tastes neighbouring countries (Libya, Israel, Syria, Saudi Arabia), however, there are dishes that are unique to this country. Taste sensations the food is not very spicy, spicy and fragrant.

Due to the fact that the country is not enough fertile land for growing the necessary crops, agriculture does not fully provide the population with their products. Here mainly grow beans, wheat, corn, olives, vegetables (potatoes, cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, zucchini, etc.) and fruits (grapes, oranges, lemons, bananas, melons, watermelons, figs).

Jordan – Islamic state, but because it is not customary to eat pork. It replaces veal, lamb, poultry. Options of cooking meat as a separate dish, and as part of a more complex many: it can be baked, boiled, grilled, stewed, etc. the meat is usually served with rice and potatoes. Quite often as a garnish also used wheat (bulgur).

As for fish and seafood, due to the lack of Jordan outlet to the sea, to meet them here quite rarely, mostly closer to Aqaba, a small Gulf of the red sea.

In Jordan, it is customary to eat soups. For example, lentil soup (adas) with chicken, onions, spices and lemon juice, sometimes add carrots, potatoes and greens; chicken soup with muhyi the leaves (something like spinach), onions, garlic, herbs, served with boiled rice.

In large quantity, vegetables, greens and herbs. They are added to main dishes, salads and snacks. Salads with arugula, typical Jordanian salad tabbouleh, salads, vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, onions, carrots, pepper, greens, etc.) seasoned with lemon juice and olive oil appetizer of baked eggplant with tomatoes and onions and pasta tahini Baba ganoush (babba ghanoush).

The highlight Arabic cuisine in General is hummus (humus) is a uniform paste puree of chickpeas, with lemon juice, salt, olive oil, garlic paste and tahini. Used as an appetizer or sauce. And tahini (tahina or sesame paste) – a paste of sesame seeds with lemon juice, salt, garlic. On its basis, prepare the sauces for many dishes, such as falafel, hummus.

Taste preferences of vegetarians will not be infringed. Tomatoes sauteed and stewed with garlic and spices with rice or pita bread, beans in tomato sauce with rice, vegetable casseroles and salads, hummus and much more.

Among the most commonly used cooking ingredients can be found fermented milk products – yoghurt, sour milk referred to as Laban (laban, labaneh), and brine cheese (like brynza and Suluguni cheese).

No meal is complete without a bit of olive oil, it is widely used in cooking. The locals eat it for Breakfast, dipping the tortilla first in butter and then in mixture of seasonings (thyme, sesame, oregano, etc. to your taste).

The Jordanians are very fond of bread and use it every day. Usually a piece of cake "picks up" a small portion of the contents of the plates, or dip it in sauces. The table features several varieties of bread, mostly in the form of pellets (or khubz shrak), or pita bread. Bread baking, as wheat flour and corn (karadeesh) and dark flour.

One of the familiar and popular dishes of all Arab countries is the usual Shawarma (shawarma) – a dish of fried minced meat (mutton, chicken), vegetables and herbs, spices, pastes, tahini and hot sauce. For a quick snack is also suitable sambusak – deep fried dough balls stuffed with meat, burrito with beef and peppers (sfiha), pies with spinach, herbs and beef (moajanat).

Widely used spices (pepper, lemon juice, onion, garlic, nuts, greens). Quite often in dishes add mint.

A distinctive feature of the Arab countries, not the exception, and Jordan, is the Meze (or mezze, mezze) is a selection of snacks, usually served alcohol, and before the main meal, they can be different in content and quantity to 5 dishes as well as meat or vegetable, such as cheese, vegetable or meat stews, falafel, hummus, salad vegetables, sauces and condiments, pickled vegetables and olives, pita bread, Baba ganoush.

Popular dishes of the national cuisine of Jordan

  • Mensaf or Mansaf (mansaf) is the most famous Jordanian dish. Made of lamb meat cooked in yogurt (Laban) with rice. On a large platter put the pita bread, then a layer of boiled rice, and on it the pieces of mutton on top of all pour the remaining sauce from cooking the lamb and sprinkle with pine nuts. The dish is served on special occasions, it is customary to eat by hand, and only right.
  • Kabob (kebab) is cooked on an open fire from different types of meat, such as chicken (shish of Tauk), lamb and beef (shish) lamb (kofta).
  • Or falafel falafel (falafel) – deep fried balls of mashed chickpeas, beans or beans, with herbs and spices (parsley, coriander, onion, garlic, pepper, cumin). Served with pita bread and vegetables with the sauce.
  • Tabouleh (tabbouleh) salad of wheat grits with parsley and onions, tomatoes, herbs and spices (lemon juice, mint), olive oil.
  • Makluba (maqluba) – ready meat is placed in the pan, then added layers of roasted vegetables, first onions, eggplant, potatoes, spices and rice (not ready), pour the broth, put on fire. After the rice is cooked, the contents of the pan carefully invert on a large platter, sprinkle nuts and herbs.

Desserts, fruits in Jordan

Sweets in Jordan is a typical Oriental sweets. Main ingredients used in preparing them are nuts, honey, sesame seeds, tahini mass (based on sesame seed).

Among the often called tourist note sweets such as baklava (baklava) - a pastry with pistachios and honey; halva; kunafa is a pastry with different fillings (butter cream, cheese, honey and nuts, etc.); mahalabiya - dairy dessert; mom – a cookie of dates; ice cream with nuts.

Fruit is grown a little, mainly citrus fruit (oranges, lemons), bananas, melons. However, at the fruit stalls you can find many other types of fruit (grapes, figs, pears, peaches, apples, papaya, cherimoya, strawberry, mango, etc.), some of them of local manufacture, the part is imported from other countries. Do not forget about the seasonality of maturation of individual species. Among the most exotic fruits it is worth to mention the fruit of a cactus (prickly pear), taste like melon, but very prickly.

Drinks, alcohol in Jordan

Among the most revered soft drink in Jordan are tea and coffee.

Tea is usually offered with mint and sugar, and sometimes add herbs.

Coffee – a separate issue. It is very fond of the locals and warmly offer their guests. The coffee here is distinguished by a weak roasted and the presence of the cardamom, it additionally serves a glass of cold water to drink coffee. A stronger version of coffee served along with the local variety, referred to as Turkish coffee.

Soft drinks freshly squeezed juices, both fruit and vegetables (oranges, apricots, lemons, carrots, etc.). There is even the juice from the tamarind Tamar Hindi. One of the traditional refreshing drink is a salty-sour yogurt from goat's milk (shaneeneh) and milk mousse with coconut and cinnamon (sahlab).

Of alcoholic beverages in the country, you can meet all types of alcohol, local and imported.

Popular local alcohol is the Arak – anisette. Before use, it is customary to dilute with water and drink with ice. Also produce good table wines, beer brand Amstel (Amstel) and Petra beer.

Where to eat in Jordan?

Places to eat in Jordan abound, starting with small cafes and to expensive restaurants. On the street you can catch Shawarma (1-2 Dinar), a sandwich or a tortilla with meat or vegetable filling. All the hotels offer American Breakfast. In cities you can find international fast food chains such as McDonalds, Pizza Hut and Burger King. In the cities of Amman and Aqaba was seen pizzerias.

For example, the prices for dinner in cafes will vary from 10 to 15 Dinar (450-685 rubles).

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Dmitry Argunov 23 April, 2019
Good day, returned from Turkey yesterday, it was very cool) I recommend, for a couple of days what you need ! ...
Dmitry Argunov 23 April, 2019
Independent travel, stimulate communication and Dating, and it is networking (trend word 2018-2019). Cast your vote for planning and travel without permits, but the first time I would go just for the permit)) ...
Dmitry Argunov 23 April, 2019
It is best to watch a movie for an hour before sleep)
there is a cool book about sleep, "why we sleep" Matthew Walker
recommend ...
AMAZONKAfirst 23 April, 2019
Prior to the opening of cruise navigation in Russia, which is scheduled for 30 April, only a little more than Crescent. In anticipation of this event in the Cruise center "Infoflot" has found going to the Russian fans of cruises during the may holidays.
It is noteworthy that this year's may holiday vacation will allow you to organize not just short trips. Spending a few vacation days (April 29-30 and may 6-8), travelers can obtain a full 16-day vacation :SUPER .
How it is possible to spend for travel fans across the water.

On the first of may weekend cruises and short cruises to 4-6 days.
Special demand is for travel on the route Moscow-Uglich-Moscow – April 30-may 3, 3-5, may 8-10, as well as cruises in the Tver, Nizhniy Novgorod, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, a city in Tatarstan Republic.
Second place in popularity is cruises average duration is 6-9 days. In this category great demand for travel to the North "pearls" from Moscow to St. Petersburg, with a stop in Petrozavodsk, Staraya Ladoga, Kizhi, Valaam. For example, on th "Swan lake" with 13 to 20 may. As well as cruises from Moscow with Parking in Cherepovets, Rybinsk, Caprino, including the m/V "moonlight Sonata" from 18 to 24 may.
In third place – themed cruises, for example, the journey from the series "Learn Russian with "Northern tale" with an evening theatre program in the cities – from 20 to 26 may. This seven-day voyage starts from Moscow and includes visits to Tver, Kalyazin, Uglich, Yaroslavl, Plyos, Kostroma, Caprino, Myshkin.
Strong tourists opt for long cruises with a duration of 10-12 days. This is the fourth m ...
Dmitry Argunov 23 April, 2019
Good day, steadily flying on business trips and decided to share the travel service https://tickets.ru/ used consistently.As convenient and fast interface and easy to understand (much important) interface. Pleased with the filter for children and a choice of prices when you select the dates of your catch up days: 3 days before chosen date and 3 days after, respectively, can choose the most reasonable cost.
Thank you) ...
Tatiana Kostroma 23 April, 2019
Good day!

My name is Tatiana and I represent a Travel company ARTICLE the city of Kostroma.
We are a tour operator for international inbound and domestic tourism.
Ready to offer You :
• fascinating excursion programs
• the state only experienced guides (including with knowledge of foreign languages)
• accommodation in hotels, sanatoriums, rest houses in different price categories
• transport service on comfortable tourist buses
Spring has arrived and soon summer! And you know what we have in Kostroma beautiful this time. We invite You to visit our wonderful city. Also organize excursions to Plyos, Yaroslavl, Arkhangelsk, etc.
Our ancient city with a rich history, well-preserved ancient buildings and lots of monuments.
-And nature? What is our nature! The Volga river, fresh air, shady avenues and picturesque places.
So, no time to think, time to book a tour, choose on our website https://articool-tour.ru/otdyix-v-kostrome/tur-v-kostromu.
- Chose suitable? Then feel free to purchase it on our website.
Well, if you are not sure or have any questions, I'd be happy to help you!
Call 8 (4942) 453-343; 8 (950) 243-09-68
e-mail: info3@articool-tour.ru
P. S. From Moscow to us it is very easy to reach: by train to Yaroslavl, where we will meet You on the comfortable transport! By car - 5 hours away! On the train to Kostroma!
Looking forward to your visit! ...
Elena.Catifeaua 23 April, 2019
In Valeska's out with her sister in April for a few days - action proposed with the spring discount. A rested and relaxed great, especially with regard to procedures in the SPA-complex. It's like a monthly vacation at the seaside have been a boost of energy received. Catch https://valeskohotel.ru/mayskie-prazdniki-v-podmoskove/ offer on may. ...
JaguarMOON 23 April, 2019
wSV4cXiRaOs ...
Bulk 23 April, 2019
https://b.radikal.ru/b25/1901/53/32c688a0e49f.png
A great offer from airbnb!
Sign up to airbnb via this link and get a discount of 2100 rubles for booking of accommodation from 4500 RUB.
For those who are not afraid to register in the Norwegian language have the opportunity to get the maximum discount:
  • the 37 Euro discount on your first booking of apartment with prices from 68 EUR at this link.

  • or a discount of $ 41 for the first booking of accommodation cost from $ 76 at check this link.

  • After registration, the language can be changed to Russian
    Book discounted villas, rooms, accommodation
    Let envy the neighbors that they so failed!
    Airbnb is the best way to rent unique accommodation for every budget!
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    http://s018.radikal.ru/i512/1709/44/32fd4c67952a.png
    Real cashback from the booking!
    For a refund of $25(1700 rubles) when booking booking.com hotel from $50.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    This link - return 25 CAD (about 1300 rubles) when booking booking.com the hotel from CAD 50.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    This link - return 1000 RUB when booking booking.com the property from 2000 RUB.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    This link - reset 10% (best when booking for large sums) for any reservation.
    The promotion is valid for both old and new users bоoking.com. On one account, the booking, you can get t ...
    Bulk 23 April, 2019
    https://b.radikal.ru/b25/1901/53/32c688a0e49f.png
    A great offer from airbnb!
    Sign up to airbnb via this link and get a discount of 2100 rubles for booking of accommodation from 4500 RUB.
    For those who are not afraid to register in the Norwegian language have the opportunity to get the maximum discount:
  • the 37 Euro discount on your first booking of apartment with prices from 68 EUR at this link.

  • or a discount of $ 41 for the first booking of accommodation cost from $ 76 at check this link.

  • After registration, the language can be changed to Russian
    Book discounted villas, rooms, accommodation
    Let envy the neighbors that they so failed!
    Airbnb is the best way to rent unique accommodation for every budget!
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    http://s018.radikal.ru/i512/1709/44/32fd4c67952a.png
    Real cashback from the booking!
    For a refund of $25(1700 rubles) when booking booking.com hotel from $50.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    This link - return 25 CAD (about 1300 rubles) when booking booking.com the hotel from CAD 50.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    This link - return 1000 RUB when booking booking.com the property from 2000 RUB.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    This link - reset 10% (best when booking for large sums) for any reservation.
    The promotion is valid for both old and new users bоoking.com. On one account, the booking, you can get t ...

    Rate the article:
    (While estimates no)