Being vegetarian in a country where almost all restaurants serve meat products can be hard. But when one delves into Arabian food they will realize that Arabian cuisine has several dishes that are suitable for vegetarians.
Here are some of the most popular and tastiest varieties of vegetarian dishes that you can get in Saudi.
This has become comfort food in the country. It literally means folded and is actually kind of a pancake that has been folded. It comes in several varieties all of which are cheap eats.
Served in Khubz (Arabic bread), Tamiya is made of fava beans or chickpeas. These fritters are common street food items and there is probably no town in Saudi where you can’t find this. And, if you happen to find a place that gets the sauces right in a Tamiya sandwich then we can safely say that you can get hooked on this.
Ful Wa Tameez
Ful is of Egyptian origin and Tameez traces its roots back to modern day Afghanistan. The two have seemingly come together in Arabia where the combination makes for one of the best food options out there. In fact, some nutritionists are even recommending it to those who are trying to lose weight.
You can never go wrong with Hummus. Vegetarian or not, everyone enjoys Hummus here and it is sold in almost all restaurants – even Al Baik sells it.
The southern Arabian delicacy makes for a scrumptious breakfast or lunch. It is actually pretty hard to make so you’re better off purchasing it from places that sell it rather than attempting to make it home.
Normally consumed as a side dish, the Qursan has its origins in central Arabia. However, the taste for this dish has picked up and of late it is found in many restaurants across the country.
How can we have a list of delicacies and not have something sweet in it? Well, that exactly why we’ve got Kunafah here, which is a kind of sweet dish that people of all ages do enjoy.
In case you have a serious case of sweet tooth and the mildly sweet Kunafah is not enough then you can always go for the Areekah. It is actually like a meal on its own; that’s how satiating it is. Bananas, honey, cream and cheese go into making this ostentatious concoction.