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(DAY 197) Savoring the Flavors of Jordan

· 3 min read
Gaurav Parashar

Jordan's culinary scene is a delightful fusion of flavors, reflecting its rich history and diverse cultural influences. During my journey through this captivating country, I had the pleasure of indulging in a variety of delectable dishes at some remarkable dining establishments. Join me as I take you on a gastronomic tour of Jordan, from the bustling streets of Amman to the tranquil shores of the Dead Sea, the vast desert of Wadi Rum, and the ancient marvels of Petra.

Amman - Hashem Restaurant

My culinary journey began in Amman, the capital city of Jordan, where I relished traditional Jordanian fare at Hashem Restaurant. This bustling eatery, tucked away in the heart of downtown Amman, is famous for its mouthwatering falafel, hummus, and freshly baked pita bread. The flavors of their simple yet hearty dishes provide an authentic taste of Jordan's street food culture.

Amman - Habibah Sweets

A visit to Amman wouldn't be complete without sampling the beloved kunafa at Habibah Sweets. This sweet and crunchy pastry, soaked in fragrant syrup, is a true delight for those with a sweet tooth. The aroma of freshly baked pastries wafting from the store is irresistible, making it a must-visit for dessert enthusiasts.

Amman - Sufra Restaurant

For a more upscale dining experience in Amman, I headed to Sufra Restaurant. This charming venue offers an array of Jordanian and Levantine dishes served in an elegant setting. I enjoyed a delightful brunch spread that included an assortment of mezze, grilled meats, and delectable desserts, all showcasing the richness of Jordanian cuisine.

Amman - Al Quds, Rainbow Street

Al Quds on Rainbow Street in Amman is renowned for its mouthwatering falafel sandwiches. The crispy falafel balls, wrapped in warm pita bread and topped with fresh vegetables and tahini sauce, are a true taste sensation. The vibrant atmosphere of Rainbow Street adds an extra layer of enjoyment to this street food experience.

Dead Sea - Ramada Restaurant

At the Dead Sea, I decided to dine at the restaurant within the Ramada hotel. This dining experience offered a mesmerizing view of the serene Dead Sea waters. The buffet spread featured a mix of international and Jordanian dishes, allowing guests to savor their meal while taking in the stunning surroundings.

Wadi Rum - Desert Tent Restaurant

In the heart of the otherworldly Wadi Rum desert, I dined at a traditional Bedouin-style tent restaurant. Here, I enjoyed a feast of grilled meats, flatbreads, and aromatic rice dishes, all prepared using age-old techniques. Dining under the starlit desert sky added an unforgettable dimension to the experience.

Aqaba - Firefly Burger & Khubza & Seneya

Aqaba offered a delightful range of dining options, from indulging in a mouthwatering burger at Firefly Burger to savoring a sumptuous lunch at Khubza & Seneya. The burger joint's creative offerings and the local flavors at Khubza & Seneya allowed me to explore the diverse tastes of Aqaba's culinary scene.

Petra - Al Madafa at Mövenpick Nabatean Castle

My culinary journey culminated in Petra at the Al Madafa restaurant within the Mövenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel. This elevated dining experience featured a fusion of international and Jordanian dishes, all served with a view of the stunning Petra landscape. It was a fitting end to my exploration of this ancient wonder.

Jordan's cuisine is a testament to the country's rich heritage and the warm hospitality of its people. Each dining experience I had was a delightful journey into the heart of Jordan, where tradition and flavor come together to create unforgettable memories.