7 (Omani)

List by: anika854, created: 03 Apr 2018, updated: 03 Apr 2018 Public: Users can add dishes

One of the wonders of the unique Omani culture, is the exceptional mouthwatering traditional cuisine. From dates and coffee, to rice and grilled meat, here are the top Omani dishes that every visitor must try during their visit to the country.

1. Kabsa

Kabsah, Kabseh, Kebsa, كبسة (Saudi Arabian) (Yemeni)

Kabsa is mixed meat or chicken and rice dish. The rice is usually long-grain, such as basmati. Kabsa is the national dish of Saudi Arabia. Variations are also popular in Yemen. Besides the rice and meat the dish has vegetables, and a mixture of spices (cardamom, saffron, cinnamon, black lime, bay leaves and nutmeg)

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2. Shuwa


It means grilled meat in Arabic. It’s a favorite dish in Oman often prepared for special occasions like Eid. The process of cooking the Shuwa dish takes a long time. In fact, Omanis usually prepare the meat on the first day of Eid, and eat it on the second or the third day. The Shuwa is marinated in Omani spices, then wrapped in banana leaves or palm leaves and put in an underground sand oven, where it gets cooked over …

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3. Kahwa

قہوہ‎, qehwa, kehwa, kahwa (Afghan) (Indian) (Pakistani)

it is going to be with a cup of Kashmiri kahwa. It has the goodness of green tea, saffron, cinnamon and cardamom and is topped with slivers of almonds.

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4. Mishkak

Meshkak (Omani)

It is marinated beef, mutton or chicken that is grilled on sticks. It is usually marinated in different spices, especially curry, and served with Omani bread in special occasion.

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5. Halva

halawa, haleweh, halava (Bangladeshi) (Indian) (-Middle Eastern-) (...)

Halva is a sweet dish and a very common traditional dish of many countries such as Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, West Asia, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, the Balkans, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Malta and the Jewish diaspora. This type of halva is slightly gelatinous and made from grain flour, typically semolina (suji- India). The primary ingredients are clarified butter , flour, and sugar. Halva is a festival dish for Muslims. In every Eid they make this …

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6. Harees

Jareesh, Jereesh Areesa, Harissa (-Middle Eastern-) (Saudi Arabian) (Yemeni)

Harees is an ancient dish made of meat and wheat. The wheat-based preparation is mixed with pounded meat and cooked till it reaches the consistency of a porridge. The most common meats used are lamb or chicken. Harees is especially consumed in the month of Ramadan.

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7. Mashuai


Mashuai is a tasty Omani fish dish. It consists of grilled kingfish with a special savory lemon sauce.

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