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Savouring Jordan: A Culinary Journey Through Amman

Updated: Mar 11

Immerse yourself in the vibrant flavours of Jordan with a culinary adventure in Amman. Discover the essence of Jordanian cuisine as you dine where the locals eat, exploring the rich tapestry of flavours that reflect the country's diverse heritage. From traditional dishes to street snacks, indulge your taste buds and embark on a gastronomic journey like no other.

Authentic Encounters

Our culinary tours in Amman are designed to offer authentic experiences that delve deep into the heart of Jordanian culture. While you'll visit renowned restaurants that may be featured in guidebooks, our focus is also on uncovering hidden gems – the small local shops and vendors that capture the true essence of Amman's culinary scene.

Personal Connections

Experience the warmth and hospitality of the Jordanian people as you connect with locals during our tours. Whether it's through interactions with your knowledgeable guide or encounters with shop owners and artisans, our small group settings allow for meaningful connections and memorable moments.

Educational Insights

Gain insight into Jordan's rich culinary heritage with the expertise of your local licensed guide. From the history of traditional dishes to the intricacies of coffee culture and social gatherings, our guides are passionate about sharing their knowledge and answering your questions, offering a deeper understanding of life in Amman and beyond.

A Feast for the Senses

Jordanian cuisine offers a diverse array of flavours and textures that will tantalize your taste buds. From the aromatic spices of cardamom-infused tea to the refreshing tang of fresh fruit juices, every sip and bite tells a story of tradition and innovation.

Must-Try Culinary Experiences

1. Jordanian Tea: Begin your culinary journey with a cup of Jordanian tea, infused with fragrant spices and served in tiny glasses, a symbol of hospitality and warmth.

2. Fresh Juices: Quench your thirst with vibrant fresh juices like Limonada (Lemon Juice) or pomegranate, bursting with natural flavours and nutrients.

3. Hummus: Dive into creamy hummus, a beloved staple served with fresh flatbread, and enjoy its irresistible blend of chickpeas, tahini, and olive oil.

4. Mouttabal: Delight in the smoky flavours of Mouttabal, a Jordanian twist on baba ghanoush, featuring charred eggplant, tahini, and garlic.

5. Ful Medames: Experience the comfort of Ful Medames, slow-cooked fava beans served with olive oil and zaatar, a hearty and nutritious breakfast dish.

6. Kunafa: Treat your sweet tooth to Kunafa, a decadent dessert made with crispy filo dough, creamy cheese, and sweet syrup, a true indulgence for dessert lovers.

7. Mansaf: Sample the national dish of Jordan, Mansaf, featuring tender lamb simmered in aromatic spices, served atop turmeric-infused rice with creamy jameed sauce.

8. Chicken Maqluba: Enjoy the flavours of Chicken Maqluba, a hearty dish of chicken, rice, and fried vegetables, served in a stunning upside-down presentation.

9. Kofta Kebab: Sink your teeth into juicy Kofta Kebabs, seasoned with a blend of spices and grilled to perfection, a popular street snack in Jordan.

10. Zaatar: Elevate your dishes with Zaatar, a versatile spice blend of sesame seeds, sumac, and herbs, perfect for dipping bread or seasoning meats.

Culinary Experiences Beyond the Plate

Explore the cultural significance of Jordanian cuisine with immersive experiences like:

- Bedouin Shrak Demonstration: Learn the art of making traditional shrak bread from Bedouin locals, experiencing the time-honoured techniques passed down through generations.

- Cooking Class at Beit Sitti: Channel your inner chef with a cooking class at Beit Sitti, where you'll prepare authentic Jordanian dishes alongside passionate instructors.

- Visit to Beit Khairat Souf: Support women's cooperatives and savour homemade delicacies at Beit Khairat Souf, a charming eco-restaurant nestled near the historic ruins of Jerash.

- Jordanian Home Dinner Experience: Step into the homes of local families for a private dinner experience, where you'll share stories and savour traditional dishes prepared with love and hospitality.

Request your own culinary odyssey through the flavours of Jordan and discover the true essence of Amman's gastronomic scene. From ancient traditions to modern innovations, each bite tells a story of heritage and culture, inviting you to savour every moment of your culinary adventure in Jordan.

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