Lebanese dishes

When it comes to food there is a great diversity in the Arab World. Lebanon‘s food, for example, is extremely varied because the Levant has such wealth of choice from agriculture, horticulture and fisheries.This explains why Lebanese restaurants are to be found in many cities all over the Arab world.

Here are some of the most well known Lebanese dishes:

  • Hummus (dip made from blended chickpeas and tahini)
  • Falafel (deep-fried patties made of spiced chickpeas and  fava beans) 
  • Mutabbal (dip made from puréed aubergines with sesame paste)
  • Taboule (parsley salad with mint, tomatoes, onion and bulgur)
  • Foul (braun beans) cooked with garlic and lemon juice. 
  • Fatousch (salad with fried Lebanese bread)
  • Schawarma (a sandwich with marinated meat skewered and cooked on large rods.)

Moroccan cuisine

At the other end of the Mediterranean, Morocco may be singled out because its cuisine is so distinctive. It also benefits, like Lebanon, from great wealth of food sources, such as fruit and vegetables, meat dishes, and a great variety of fish dishes. Hence it is very common to find Moroccan cooking in many Arab countries and Moroccan restaurants in non-Arab countries.

The most famous Moroccan dishes are tajine dishes, cooked in special pots made out of clay. Watch this video to find out more about a traditional tajine dish, being prepared in the desert.

 

Here are some words from Arabic  that you might already be familiar with. They are all related to food, drink and plants.

alcohol  al-kuHl

الكحل 

alfalfa  al-fiSfiSa

الفصفصة 

apricot al-barquuq

البرقوق 

artichoke  al-kharshuuf

الخرشوف 

aubergine  al-baadinjaa

البادنجان

camphor kaafuur

كافور 

candy qand 

قند 

coffee qahwa,

قهوة 

elixir  al-ikseer

الإكسير 

hummus Hummus

حمّص 

jasmine yaas(a)meen

ياسمين 

lemon  leimuun

ليمون 

lime leem

ليم 

saffron  za3faraan

زعفران 

sugar sukkar 

سكّر

tarragon tarkhuun

طرخون 

 


Thank you for visiting ArabicOnline.Eu. Our award winning interactive courses of Modern Standard Arabic have been developed for anyone with a genuine interest in Arabic, whether for private, educational or professional reasons and are specially designed for self-study. Our website and our language courses are free from advertisements and we don't share any personal details of our visitors or registered members with third parties. Nor do we sell data for targeted advertising. We believe passionately that learning should be free from commercial distractions. For this reason we rely on subscriptions to fund the development of our products. Click here to find out more about our Beginner to Intermediate Arabic courses.

Help-Desk