Foul فول

Yemen food
Foul فول (sometimes spelt ful) is the Arabic word for fava beans or broad beans and Yemeni culinary essentials. A thick soup made of such a beans, tomatoes, onion, garlic and some spices is also called ‘Foul’. It is known as the core culinary for Yemeni people. One of the most perfect Middle Eastern breakfasts there is! thanks!

Beed بيضة

Yemen food
Beed بيضة (pron. beeD, beeDa) is the Arabic word for egg. Egg plate like this is often served as a breakfast. It’s made with egg, tomato, beans and onion, cooked in a frying pan. It goes very well with Khobz!! (flat bread traditional).

Khobz خب

Yemen food
Khobz خب is an everyday flat bread which consumed throughout in Yemen. Yemeni khobz that is very wide (sometimes over 50cm across!) might be distinct from many other Middle Eastern countries.

Saltah سلتة

Yemen food
Yemen’s most famous dish is considered to be Saltah سلتة (also spelt Salta), and Yemeni lunch often consists of it. Ingredients are minced meat and vegetable (eggplant, tomato, okra or onion is mainly used, like Ratatouille in France), and cooked with heat on high, then finally Fenugreek (leaf) puree is topped on. Anyway, a similar dish with much more meat is called ‘Fahsah’.

Kebab كباب

Yemen food
Kebab كباب is fantastic. The skewed grilled meat is often found in either restaurant and street-side stools. It shares much in common with the food of neighboring country. The most widely used meat might be lamb and flavored with spices to satisfy Yemeni gastronomy.

Samak سمك

Yemen food
Thanks to its long coastline, fisn (called Samak سمك ) is often consumed as well as chicken or lamb, in particular along the coastal areas. Here pict is tandoor (cray oven) baked fish. Some spices are sprinkled on surface and often served with sliced onion.

Zahaweg زحاوق (Zahaweg Askary)

Yemen food
Actually I put two posts of Zahaweg زحاوق here. One is Zahaweg Askary (pictured left), a condiments often served as an accompaniment to any meals, like Mexican salsa. It’s best not to define how to make, but it mostly include tomato, flesh herb, green chili and spices. I hope insha Allah appreciates you always.

Marak, Maraq مرق

Yemen food
As Yemenite enjoy the main meal usually in their lunchtime, much meat is consumed at the time. Yemeni meat and bone broth ‘marak’ مرق (also maraq) is the first dish during lunch (usually it’s free). Hawaji, a mixture of spices, gives savory flavor. Also they serve fish marak as well in coastal area.

Halwa حلوى

Yemen food
About Halwa حلوى , its definition is that a sweet dessert made from various kinds of fruits, grains, vegetables or lentils. The ingredients in Halwa are grated finely, and nuts or milk may also be added. Halwas have the consistency of a very thick pudding. The Halwa can be preserved for more than a couple of months without refrigeration or preserving agents. Here pict is marmalade-like citrus gummy, a western part of Yemen’s specialty.

Mocha coffee بن المخاء

Yemen food
Mocha مخا (pron. MO-kuh, also spelt Mockha), one of the oldest seaports in Yemen, is famous for being the major export business place for coffee from the 15th till the 17th century under Ottoman rule. Mocha Sanani and Mocha Mattari make up about one-thirds of the annual crop and would be regarded as the finest coffee in Yemen. Bitter, chocolaty and fruity.

Aseer عصير

Yemen Food
Aseer عصير is an Arabic word for juice. Yemen’s typical street-site delicacy include flesh fruit juice. The beverage based on nation’s agricultural products such as lemon, ginger, mango, etc is widely consumed throughout Yemen and neighboring counties.