Traditional Qatar cuisine
Food in Qatar is characterized by the fact that here everyone can find food for every taste - establishments have been opened in the country, the menu of which contains European and dishes of other cuisines of the world..
Food in Qatar
Foreign tourists are practically not familiar with the real Qatari cuisine, because due to the severe shortage of food resources, local residents have been preparing ascetic dishes for a long time, the basis of which was only 3 products - camel milk, butter and dates.
Qatari cuisine is influenced by the gastronomic traditions of North Africa, Iran and India.
The diet of Qataris contains vegetables, fruits, spices (onions, olives, black and red peppers, garlic, aromatic herbs), legumes, rice, fish (tuna, perch), seafood (shrimps, lobsters, crabs).
Meat is a scarce product, but meat dishes can be enjoyed when visiting restaurants and on a trip through the desert in Bedouin tents.
In Qatar, one should eat rice wrapped in grape leaves ("warak enab"); a dish of rice, chicken or lamb seasoned with spices ("biryani"); a stew of meat, seafood and rice ("mahbus"); roasted lamb, cooked on a spit ("gyuzi").
And those with a sweet tooth should try bread pudding (it is made from pieces of puff pastry, almonds and raisins, after which the mass is poured with milk and baked), mahalabia (a dessert made of starch, milk, flower water, cinnamon and pistachios), Arabic cheesecake (curd biscuit, decorated with cream or cream).
As a rule, for breakfast in Qatar, light snacks (olives, cheese, yogurt, coffee) are served, for lunch - numerous snacks (salads, boiled vegetables) and a main course (fish or stew) with Arabian tortillas, and for dinner - again light snacks.
Where to eat in Qatar?
At your service:
- Pakistani, Indian, Thai, Chinese cafes and restaurants offering their guests to taste the dishes of the respective cuisines;
- eateries and fast food establishments.
Drinks in Qatar
Popular drinks for the Qataris are fruit juices, fruit and herbal cocktails, camel milk, coffee with cardamom, Turkish coffee, Kahwa Hel (sweet infusion of saffron and cardamom in bright orange color).
The locals practically do not use alcoholic drinks, and you, as a tourist, will be able to purchase them only in establishments licensed to sell alcohol - in expensive restaurants, as well as in restaurants and bars at large hotels.
Food tour to Qatar
As part of a food tour to Qatar, a barbecue will be organized for you on the shores of the Persian Gulf under the canopy of a picturesque tent.
In addition, you can visit various restaurants with an excellent selection of food.
On vacation in Qatar, you can get acquainted with the rich historical past on excursions, relax in hookah bars, visit oriental bazaars, on a safari tour in the Khor al-Udeid desert, taste national dishes.