Eating in Amman

I've been wanting to post about the food here for a while, but I keep forgetting to take the photos I need! But during the weekend I finally remembered to take the camera out.

While the following isn't traditional Jordanian food, it's regional, coming from neighboring Lebannon. Zaatar W Zeit serves traditional Lebanese snack foods with a modern twist.

For starters, we ordered manakeesh (flat bread with different toppings). Ours was topped with zaatar (dried thyme), which is one of the usual ways it's served.

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We also ordered salads, which accompany any traditional meal here. Jordan ordered a Caesar salad (not quite traditional) and mine had different greens with halloumi cheese (it's rather salty).

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Finally, for the main dish we each ordered a flat bread wrap. Jordan had spicy chicken and I had bacon and cheese. Any bacon you get here will be beef since Muslims don't eat pork.

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A very delicious meal!

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Erica Joy
Erica Joy Wed, 03/13/2013 - 19:12

Your food pictures are always amazing - I want to eat everything. Bring some home to me please. Thanks! *heart*

Dawn Evans
Dawn Evans Mon, 03/11/2013 - 09:58

Sounds gorgeous. The Halumi salad looks scrummy!

Tina
Tina Sun, 03/10/2013 - 16:21

looks really good. and now i'm hungry.

Lana Fischer
Lana Fischer Sun, 03/10/2013 - 03:20

Wow that food looks amazing!! I wonder what beef bacon tastes like?

Beth Bayer
Beth Bayer Sat, 03/09/2013 - 20:00

I just popped banana muffins in the oven 10 mins ago, now I see that amazing food and I can't wait eat them. I would share with you if you werer close enough. xoxox Beth

Keisha Dawson
Keisha Dawson Sat, 03/09/2013 - 19:39

That looks like an amazing meal!

Nancy Vigil
Nancy Vigil Sat, 03/09/2013 - 11:16

It looks so yummy! I wish I could eat some.

Thanks for your pictures. I love to see them.

Harriett Humphries
Harriett Humphries Sat, 03/09/2013 - 09:19

Yum! I'm glad to see a dish with zaatar in it. I was given a packet of it but haven't figured out how to use it yet. Maybe I'll try concocting a flatbread. The whole meal looks delicious. BTW you look lovely for your night out.

Jasmine Spain
Jasmine Spain Sat, 03/09/2013 - 06:58

Wow! That looks really nice! I have my best friend coming over from Switzerland tonight. Let's say I am looking forward to seeing her a lot but also to all the "goodies" she will probably bring with her lol. So we will have a Swiss/Spanish sort of dinner today. Well... when I say dinner... I mean a chocolate feast really ;) roflol.