Best Dishes to Try in Amman

 Best Dishes to Try in Amman


Modern, culturally diverse Amman is a forward-looking, cosmopolitan Arab city. Take an Amman tour with a friendly local guide to experience the best of this Jordanian city with someone who knows and loves it!

One of the attractions of Jordan, which is very important for tourists, is the famous Jordanian food, which is known as heritage. Amman is the capital of Jordan, right at the center of the Levant. Jordan shares many of its typical foods with Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq to some extent.

Besides the many traditional places offering typical Arabic food in Amman, there are plenty of restaurants that have an international menu. If you are looking for the best places to eat in Amman, continue to read. 


Manakish is a staple, and you can find it all across Amman. The base is a circle of dough usually coated with olive oil and za’atar (an aromatic herb mixture) and cooked, similar to pizza. Manakish also has excellent variations with halloumi cheese and egg. Jordanians eat this dish for breakfast, lunch, or as a snack. Thus you may get it in a bakery at any time of day.



Warak Enab

Arabian grape leaves are stuffed with rice and meat before being boiled. A definite national favorite, these little bites can be found in various forms throughout the Middle East. In Amman, they’re often cooked with sundried tomatoes and chopped garlic.



In Arabic, Maqluba literally means “upside-down”. The dish gets its name from the way it is served: All ingredients are all first cooked in a large pot, then when it comes the time to serve, the pot is brought outside of the kitchen and turned upside down onto a large metal tray.

The pot is then lifted, resulting in a delicious pile of rice, chicken, potatoes, and cauliflower. It is then topped with fried peanuts and fresh parsley before being eaten communally with yogurt and tomato-cucumber salad. You just eat it straight from the pan – no extra plates are needed! So delicious.




Falafel is a popular Middle Eastern fast food that crosses boundaries. And Jordan is no exception; you can find these golden balls of crushed chickpeas wherever. It is best as a sandwich: portable, easy to eat, and wrapped in a fluffy pita with a dusting of sumac. If you are visiting Amman, you should try out the flavorful falafel sandwiches on sesame bread, dressed lavishly with tomato and pickles.


Kofta Bi Tahini

Kofta Bi Tahini is a dish containing a bottom base layer of chopped kebab (or kofta) meat. It is flattened out into a patty, covered with thin slices of potato, slathered in a thick tahini sauce, and then baked, similar to shish kebabs.

The bottom meat is like a sausage base with beautiful parsley-scented minced Kofta. The white sauce that coats the kofta bi tahini is a white gravy made with tahini milk. It has a little nutty flavor and is not as heavy as a dairy-based sauce.



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