One of the wealthiest countries in the world, Qatar has become one of the most-visited destinations. Its colourful culture is one of the main reasons for the country’s popularity as a tourist destination; Qatar’s food culture has a long history and is a composition of various influences.
The Omani version of biriyani, machboos is a delectable mixture of rice, meat, fish, and spices. Lemon juice and rose water are the two ingredients that make it different from biriyani.
Although a Ramadan specialty, harees is served at almost every Omani restaurant and hotel, including hotel apartments in Qatar. This soup-like dish is made of wheat, butter, and meat. Cardamom and cinnamon are the special two ingredients added to flavour the dish.
Also eaten as a dessert, balaleet is a popular breakfast dish. With sweet and sour flavours, the dish is one of the traditional Omani dishes that should be sampled by every tourist visiting the country. The main component of the dish is vermicelli noodles, and the spices included are cinnamon, saffron, sugar, cardamom.
If you want something healthy and nutritious, opt for margoog. Carrots, eggplants, zucchini, meat, and potatoes are the main ingredients of margoog. To soak up all the flavours, Omanis usually like to cut up bread into tiny pieces and mix it with the dish. You can try this dish anywhere in Oman, including properties the likes of Al Najada Doha Hotel Apartments by Oaks.
Another Ramadan food delight, luqaimat is balls of fried dough drenched in honey or syrup. Made of milk, flour, cardamom, saffron, sugar, and butter, luqaimat is deep-fried and then soaked in honey. A sweet treat indeed!