Bahrain is famous for its excellent dates, which are surely used by the local chefs, who prepare a lot of interesting dishes using this ingredient. The sweet fruit can be used as a complement to fish and meat dishes. Dates are added to rice and are the main ingredient for various desserts. Speaking of sweets, we should definitely not to forget to mention the dish called "muhammara" that will certainly not leave any sweet tooth traveller indifferent. Muhammara is cooked from special dark rice, which is mixed with dates and sugar. Fans of pastries and sweets will certainly get a great opportunity to enjoy amazingly delicious halva and baklava, as well as candied fruits and various puddings.
Coffee and tea remain the most popular traditional local drinks. A simple cup of tea is a whole ritual in the country. You will be amazed, but in Bahrain it is impossible to find a single machine that sells instant coffee. In the country this drink is treated with great respect, and so it is carefully prepared in accordance with all ancient traditions of the past. When it comes to alcoholic beverages, beer remains the undisputed leader. You may also be offered to try the local anise vodka, which is named "arrack". The locals have quite restrained approach to alcohol, so you can hardly find a large choice of drinks in the local cafes and restaurants.
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