Thus the meat for the “al mudbi” dish is prepared on big hot stones. The meat can be served as a solo dish so added with various accompaniments.”Uzi” is the next dish popular among city guests. This is small pieces of roasted goat and lamb which are commonly served with rice. An original dish is “buryani” which is pieces of roasted meat, fish and new bread being mixed and served in deep plates.
Fish dishes are as well gaining popularity in the restaurant specializing in ethnic cuisine. Muscat imports various sea foods. Traditional treat is samak meshwi being fish grilled on charcoal. Those wishing to try more exotic treats should order dried fish “laham”. Various sea foods platters are of immense popularity too. These commonly include calamari, mussels and other seashells. As meat treats, sea foods are preferably prepared on open fire.
An essential treat on every table in Muscat is popular khubz bread which is made by every cook keeping to a specific recipe. Starting meal without bread is not common in Muscat as the khubz has become an essential part of ethnic culture. The same important feature of the ethnic culture is a decent attitude towards alcohol. Local people avoid consuming alcohol and alcohol containing drinks. However many restaurants and bars offer impressive selections of spirits and cocktails.
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