Not very long ago, Dubai was just a desert. The splendid city wanted to become much more than a mere oasis in the middle of the desert. Some years ago it went through a process with the objective of becoming a luxurious metropolis and synonym of modernity. Nowadays, it seems that it will become of the few cities that will become part of the future world. It was not much more than a little human settlement at the edge of Persian Gulf, sustained by fishing and the trade of precious stones. However, today hotels in Dubai are being built in enormous quantities, along with an archipelago formed by 300 artificial islands. Dubai is the new and fresh face of luxury in the Persian Gulf.
Dubai is an excellent place in order to try the typical plates present in Middle East; among its specialties we can find influences of Iranian, Moroccan and Lebanese food, making the food which is cooked in the stoves of Dubai in authentic delicatessen plates.
Dubai hotels include many culinary options typical from the region. Some of its most known specialties are the Hoummus, a cream which is made up with chickpeas and sesame sauce, and the Tabbouleh, a salad made up of parsley, mint and grinded wheat. These are just the starter plates.
As a main plate we could have Ghuzi, which is lamb meat grilled on rice or vegetables. We could also have Wara Enab, which consists of vine leaves stuffed with meat; Koussa Mahshi, consisting of stuffed zucchini; Marchbous, made up of spicy lamb meat and rice; and finally Hareis, which is wheat and lamb slow cooked.
As a dessert we emphasize the Umm Ali, a pudding made up of bread; the Esh Asaraya, a cheese pie covered with cream; and the Mehalabiya, a delicious pudding consisting of water and pistachios.
Posted on: Monday, 24 de September de 2012