Food is commonly used by Jordanians to express their hospitality and generosity. Jordanians by nature are very hospitable people and, often, it is presented within minutes of a person’s invitation to a local house.
No matter how modest their means; it is with pride that Jordanians fill your belly with food and your spirit with Joy.
A ‘Jordanian invitation’ means that you are expected to bring nothing and eat everything. This invitation is followed by the popular Arabic phrase “Sahtain wa ‘Afiya.”
If you’ve found yourself in Jordan than it’s a must you try Mansaf. Served with Arabic rice, lamb, and a flavorful broth of dried sour milk; Mansaf is the national pride of Jordan which often symbolizes a joyous occasion. Mansaf is also served during condolences and as a means to patch up ties with others.
Mansaf is the greatest symbol of Jordanian generosity. Usually eaten during social gatherings the savory meal is traditionally served in a communal dish. Fatherly served with utensils, Mansaf is a feast meant to be eaten with your hands.
When it comes to food, Jordanians loved for their guests and their food to be stuffed. Though it doesn’t have the lore of Mansaf, stuffed baby lamb is an experience of its own. Also served as a delicacy, roasted lamb stuffed with rice, chopped onions, nuts and raisins is sure to leave your stomach content. From the Ground Up
In the mood to feast like a bedouin? Then you should try Al-Zarb. Jordan boasts a rich bedouin tradition and you can relive a delicious taste of it. Al-Zarb is a lamb dish prepared in a hole dug one metre into ground and coated with bricks to seal in the authentic smokey taste.
No matter your preference, Jordanian cuisine will most definitely offer you something to please your taste buds.