TASTE OF SAUDI ARABIA: TRADITIONAL SAUDI DISHES

TASTE OF SAUDI ARABIA: TRADITIONAL SAUDI DISHES

Saudi Arabian grocery stores are well stocked with international foods, fast food is ubiquitous and very popular, and ethnic restaurants abound. But what are the traditional Saudi dishes like? Saudi cuisine is strongly influenced by the kingdom’s nomadic past. The Bedouin tribes were goat and…

Taste of Arabia: The Art of Making Arabic Coffee

Taste of Arabia: The Art of Making Arabic Coffee

Arabic coffee (gahwa) and dates are a symbol of Arabian hospitality and generosity. Coffee and dates are offered to greet guests everywhere from homes to restaurants and hotel lobbies to airplanes.  Bedouins brewed their coffee over a simple fireplace dug into the ground. Over time, this was…

TASTE THE WORLD: WHAT AND WHERE TO EAT IN BAHRAIN

TASTE THE WORLD: WHAT AND WHERE TO EAT IN BAHRAIN

When visiting Bahrain, tasting the local cuisine is a must. This small island country is a melting pot of different cultures and traditions. Yet, it has its own indigenous food culture that has been preserved over centuries. Most of the traditional dishes include rice, fish,…

VISITING NORYANGJIN FISH MARKET IN SEOUL: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

VISITING NORYANGJIN FISH MARKET IN SEOUL: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Noryangjin Fish Market is probably on every every food-lovers “must do” list when in Seoul. Officially called the Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market, it is the largest and oldest fish market in South Korea dating back to 1927. It is huge, with a bout 700 vendors…

TASTE OF KOREA: WHAT AND WHERE TO EAT IN SEOUL

TASTE OF KOREA: WHAT AND WHERE TO EAT IN SEOUL

Food is a highlight of a trip to Seoul for many. In Seoul you can find everything from street food to three-Michelin starred restaurants. Most meals in Korea are served with red pepper paste or gochujang and are very spicy. The food is eaten with metal…

Romesco Sauce: Catalan Red Pepper, Tomato & Almond Sauce

Romesco Sauce: Catalan Red Pepper, Tomato & Almond Sauce

Romesco Sauce is a tomato-based smoky pepper sauce that originates from Tarragona, Catalonia. The authentic version uses ñora peppers—small, round, mild cherry peppers with a robust taste, sometimes called the paprika peppers. They are often sold dried and soaked before using. Since these peppers may…