Fruit and Meat Shop

Most small meat shops in Jeddah hang the meat in the window to attract customers. I haven’t stepped foot inside one of these shops yet so I don’t know how cold they are usually kept. This shop pairs their meat inventory with a large variety of fresh fruit. Sorry for the glare and poor quality of the photo – taken from outside the shop from our car.


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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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8 Responses to Fruit and Meat Shop

  1. naeem says:

    i sent you messege on facebook, please reply,een just say hi


  2. Fishing Guy says:

    Susie: I would have guessed lamb and it should be delicious.

  3. Hi Kris – The key for me is all in how it’s prepared. They seem to like it roasted or baked here, but I really prefer lamg the way my hubby makes it. He boils the hell out of it, changing the water several times, and then cooks it in a tomato base sauce, and it’s fabulous. His method takes that greasy texture away.

    Hi Elaine – A favorite here is Lamb Head Soup. Everybody seems to love it. At the Yemeni Market, they sell cooked lamb heads and they are quite popular too.

    Hi Dina – I know! But nothing is wasted here…

  4. Dina says:

    Eeuww, the lamb’s head is left on?!

  5. Elaine says:

    The real difference here seems to be the head being left on the carcass. Hungarian butchers would have the heads for sale separately from the hanging sides. (Talk about not wanting to see eyes displayed! Bring out the family photos, and put away the lamb’s heads!)

  6. Kris says:

    I thought that they might have been goats. Interesting that you get REALLY fresh meat, I bet it tastes much better that way.

  7. Hi GeoGypsy – Those are little lambs hanging there. We buy our meat either in the supermarket or at certain times my husband picks a live one out and has it slaughtered fresh for us. He also goes fishing himself or goes to the fish market for fresh fish. There are many small shops like this where the skinned meat hangs in the window. I’m sure they keep it cool inside but still, it’s just hanging in the open air…

  8. Geogypsy says:

    Probably should drop into one of these shops. Where do you buy your meat, if you do?
    In Mexico I got accustomed to buying meat in the open market. I went early in the morning to convince myself that the meat hadn’t been out all day. LOL But I never got sick either.
    What is that animal hanging there?

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