A key part of experiencing a culture is to savour local cuisine and in Oman, foodies have much to look forward to in this regard where diverse delectable dishes await!
When dining in Oman, restaurants that offer shuwa are not to be missed. Considered the country’s national dish, it features meats like goat or lamb and has a unique preparation method; the marinated meat is wrapped in palm or banana leaves and then slow-cooked in an underground sand oven for one or two days!
Majboos is a popular rice dish in Oman that makes for a hearty meal. The rice is mixed with meat (generally chicken) and vegetables, while cardamom and saffron are amongst the key ingredients. To savour authentic Arabic dishes like this, check out dining options at properties such as Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara.
Amongst the traditional dishes in Oman, harees looks like a kind of porridge and consists of wheat that is soaked overnight and mixed with meat and spices. Before being served, sugar and cinnamon are also added, while it is generally accompanied with a special sauce that all combine to offer a unique flavour.
When it comes to popular desserts in Oman, halwa is one of the favourites. Brown in colour and thick in consistency, this dish features ingredients like eggs, sugar, honey, spices and nuts. A great dessert to share, it is generally enjoyed with dates and kahwa (coffee), making for a perfect end to a meal.