A very inexpensive and tasty meal in Saudi Arabia consists of beans and bread. The beans, called foul (pronounced fool), are cooked very slowly over a low heat in this large round pot with a small opening. A special long handled spoon is required to stir the beans, which are pasty and creamy – somewhat similar to Mexican refried beans. The beans can be spiced up with a red salsa and are commonly drizzled with olive oil. Pieces of large round flatbread, called tameez, are torn off and dipped into the foul and eaten. We like to have this dish for breakfast. Many low income workers enjoy this also since it is quite filling and can feed 3-4 people for about $1 US. To see more photos and read more about this common dish, please see a post I wrote on my other blog, Susie’s Big Adventure.
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby and teenage son. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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