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…

VISITING BAHRAIN: WHAT TO SEE, EAT AND READ

VISITING BAHRAIN: WHAT TO SEE, EAT AND READ

Visiting Bahrain may not be on every traveler’s radar, but the unpretentious, friendly and multicultural country with fascinating history and an exciting food scene makes it worth putting it atop your travel itinerary. The Kingdom of Bahrain is a small Arab country of 1.64 million…

TIPS FOR TRAVELING TO SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

TIPS FOR TRAVELING TO SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

Seoul with its 11 million+ people is one of the largest cities in the world. It is a city with gleaming skyscrapers and traffic jams as well as centuries-old architecture and traditional culture. K-pop has taken the world by a storm, and then of course,…

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…