Kabsa has been considered to be the Kingdom’s national dish for generations now, and what it is is a mix of rice dishes (often with meat and spices.)
Although the same dish has been cooked in a variety of ways throughout other Gulf countries, there is no denying its exceptional taste here in Saudi Arabia.
But here are 7 other reasons why kabsa is such a beloved staple in the country:
1. It’s so affordable, it’s almost unreal
Kabsa is that dish that will always have your back, through bougié and broke times. The dish is loyal due to its availability at whatever price range, depending on where you choose to eat. From five-star restaurants to street-side kabsa corners, guaranteed it’ll always be there for you.
The true origin is from Yemen it’s a fact but in Saudi only thing different is spices by kabsa origin is Yemeni
— T (@tabuhasna) August 23, 2018
2. Because it is everything that the perfect lunch should be
Topped with a soda preference or water, its rice, spices and blend of meat is what makes the kabsa so intriguing.
Kabsa is life.???? @ Jubail, Saudi Arabia https://t.co/IRHcZ7lBS4
— ????????C H I – A N N???????? (@chichillurve) August 16, 2018
3. Because even when we’re away at travel destinations or following a move, we still miss kabsa.
It becomes a part of you. And the dire desire for it will grow immensely depending on the duration of your distance from the Kingdom.
i just want KABSA AND SHAWARMA FRESH FROM SAUDI ARABIA Ok!!!!!!!!!
— gabe (@gabeboyose) May 20, 2018
4. It’s such a fave that there’s now a sushi kabsa.
Oh yes. Chef Tala Amoodi whipped up the infusion of Saudi’s most belopved savoury dish into a sushi, and I guess the rest is history.
‘Chef Tee’ Tala Amodi whipping up nouvelle #Saudi cuisine – Sushi Kabsa. And I’ve never been a fan until now. #Saudi youth showing off their creativity & energy in art, food, design, you name, it at buzzy party thrown by @AthrArt @2139JeddahArts @miskartinst pic.twitter.com/gtXbIYkOSt
— Kate Seelye (@KateSeelye) February 8, 2018
5. It’s a must at every local gathering or even during Eid
If you want to make your eid memorable then eat these two arabic dishes
1- kabsa rice with Hashi (CAMEL Meat)
2- Kunafa (Sweet dish) pic.twitter.com/M8luCRJTRf
— شاہ زیب خان (@ShahGpti) August 22, 2018
6. It brings us all closer together
The greatest convos around friends and family is always best served with kabsa too.
Hanging out with this 2. Because of the toxic duty. “kabsa” food is life. ???? pic.twitter.com/NkRAfgRtHX
— Honey (@HanieHanzkie) August 18, 2018
7. And that first bite of kabsa is indescribable.
When you take that first bite of KABSA ???????? pic.twitter.com/tFOGHp6oNI
— Lovin Dubai (@lovindubai) March 18, 2018