On your list of things to do in the beach city should undoubtedly be local cuisine. Aqaba provides a wide variety of cuisines to suit all tastes. Start with the well-known Sayadieh meal, a popular Aqabawi dish of fish and spiced rice, for those who want to sample some traditional cuisine.
By getting all the spices from Al Baba’s spice store, you may make the recipe at home. The renowned Jordanian Mansaf is another classic meal and the one thing you must have when visiting Jordan. Rice, lamb, and jameed—a dry yoghurt sauce—make up the meal known as mansaf. It is not just one of the most cherished Jordanian foods; it is also regarded as Jordan’s national cuisine.
Get a shawerma or falafel sandwich for a quick dinner on the road, or even better, try a fish sandwich! The Arabic pistachio ice cream is a delectable treat from the area that we heartily suggest for those with a sweet appetite!
Sayd, which in Arabic means to hunt or fish, is the root of the term Sayyadieh. Most often, fish is used to produce this meal; however, chicken is also occasionally used. It is a Jordanian meal that some claim is from Palestine and others claim is from Lebanon, but it is actually very well-liked in Aqaba.
2 Hammour fish (5 kg)
1 kg red onion
11/2 kg small-grained rice corn oil for frying
2 to 3 tbsp. butter ,1 hot chili pepper ,2dried lemons
The Aqaba region, like other governorates of the Kingdom, is famous for a type of sweet called Al-Houh, which is considered one of the main dessert dishes in the holy month of Ramadan, such as Qatayef sweets.
Pinch of salt
For the filling
A mixture of crushed walnuts with coconut, sugar, cardamom and cinnamon (measure to taste)
Traditional Bedouin herding tribes on the Arabian Peninsula cook their food in subterranean ovens called zarb. The procedure begins with excavating a hole in the soft sand, much like a barbecue. Cook the wood until it turns to coals, then put the meal on top of the coal and plug the hole with sand. During several hours, the meal is not touched. At last, open the oven and remove the food off the ground.