Tag Archives: Food

Burger Sign in Arabic

Because such a large percentage of the population here in Saudi Arabia consists of foreign workers, much of the signage for businesses also includes very colorful visual graphics, elaborating what type of business the sign represents. Advertisements

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Drive-Thru Outdoor Market

There are many outdoor markets like this one here in Jeddah. Most of them carry a nice selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, and dates. The photo shows just part of this market. It is actually an “L” shaped … Continue reading

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Dried Berries Treat

Sorry I don’t know much about these delectable treats. My sister-in-law offered me some one day at her home and I really loved them. I think they are actually called Golden Raspberries, but I can’t be sure. They have a … Continue reading

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Yummy Sambusa

One of my favorite foods here in Saudi Arabia is similar to an eggroll – it’s called Sambusa. They are usually stuffed with a ground meat mixture with onion and other flavorful spices. The outside can be made out of … Continue reading

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How About a Date?

We were driving along the streets of Jeddah the other day when suddenly traffic slowed to a crawl for several blocks. The reason for the traffic slow-down turned out to be a block long array of date stands where vendors … Continue reading

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Sambusek: Traditional Food

Traditional foods are prepared and eaten during Ramadan, when Muslims fast from sun up to sundown.  One of my favorites is called sambusek, similar to a Chinese eggroll.  They come in a variety of shapes.  These are triangular shaped, stuffed … Continue reading

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