Food in Medina, the holy city of Saudi Arabia, is a celebration of life itself, for people from all parts of the world who have started on the Hajj or Umrah pilgrimage because of their beliefs and their faith. Medina food is an important part of the pilgrimage as good food is essential to keep the pilgrims going strong as they undertake this strenuous spiritual journey. Since the climate of Medina is hot and dry all through the year, initially there was very limited choice of food for the indigenous people living here. However, as the Hajj pilgrimage brought more people to Medina, with them came a new food revolution that didn’t just bring new type of dishes and cuisines to this place, but also made the sourcing of food easier.[Total: 0 Average: 0]
Food in Medina: Special Care for Hajj & Umrah pilgrimsSince Medina is a holy place for Muslims, restaurants create their fare with immense care and maintain hygiene to ensure that people don’t fall sick after eating excessively oily or spicy dishes or food that has gone bad.
Restaurants in MedinaThere are ample restaurants in Medina operated by people from various parts of the world, including Europe, Africa, America and so on. These restaurants, in turn, cater to people with varied tastes, and who come from all walks of life. READ MORE: Best Arabic Restaurants In Dubai
Indian Restaurants in MedinaYou can find plenty of Indian food in Medina, such as daal, naan, paranthas, samosas and so on. If you are craving Indian food, then some of the best places to visit would be The Ocean, Abu Khalid restaurant, Hyderabad House, Cumin, Shaheen, Zafran and Chilly Fry.
Pakistani Restaurants in MedinaAnd where Indian food is so readily available, can the neighbouring countries to India be far behind? One can find several restaurants serving Bangladeshi and Pakistani food in Medina as well, serving delicious meat curries and soft breads to the pilgrims. The best Pakistani restaurants in Madina include the Karachi Restaurant, New Madinah restaurant, Islamabad restaurant and Taiba Pakistani Restaurant among several others. You can also find plenty of small Chinese restaurants that might not serve the absolutely authentic food of China, but does a pretty good job with putting an Arabic touch to Chinese dishes. READ MORE: Top Eateries Serving Delectable Halal Food Across Popular Destinations!
Medina Food: Popular dishes to have in MedinaSome of the must-have food in Madina, Saudi Arabia include dishes from all over the world such as biryani, haleem, shakshuka, shwarma, kebabs, steaks, dates and fried pastries. Some of the more exotic dishes of Medina include:
- Sambousek, which is a savoury pastry filled with vegetables or meat
- Mandi, which comprises of rice, spices and tandoor-cooked meat of a young lamb or chicken
- Malai Boti, which are small pieces of lamb stewed in cream and milk till it becomes very soft
- Green chicken tikka, a dish of grilled chicken that is marinated with herbs and spices overnight
- Mutton Daal, which comprises lentils and lamb cooked together..the list is long!