Hejaz is disparate from the rest of Saudi Arabia, which can be seen in its culture, dress and cuisine. Speaking of Hejazi cuisine it is the kind that has been influenced by a lot of different cuisines thanks to a large number of pilgrims that have been visiting the region since time immemorial.
For food lovers, these influences have given the rise to Hejazi dishes and they are the kind that people from many different backgrounds can enjoy as they carry some tastes of all.
Here are some Hejazi dishes that you absolutely have to try if you already haven’t.
Normally eaten in the winter, the milk-based rice and chicken dish tastes surprisingly good. One can easily find this dish in major restaurants in Makkah.
Customarily consumed during Ramadan, this Hejazi thirst-quencher is fast becoming popular across the country. The drink is made from barley and gives a nutritional punch.
It is like the Hejazi version of a crepe, however, some claim its origins to be in Somalia on the other side of the Red Sea. Nonetheless, we in Hejaz love it and when topped with honey or cream it is absolutely delectable.
The grilled kebab platter is like food for the soul for meat lovers. Scrumptious, ostentatious and all other synonyms of good food can be applied to this one.
Like Sobia, Shuraik is also synonymous with the Hejazi Ramadan. But even if it isn’t Ramadan, then you can probably start having this in your breakfast to give you some diversity from the regular varieties of bread that you get in the market. It actually looks quite similar to the Turkish Simit and the baking process and ingredients are quite similar.