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Cuisine of Sharjah & its Best Restaurants

It is simply impossible to imagine vacations in Sharjah without a visit to one of the local restaurants; national food strikes with abundance of original and incredibly tasty dishes. Delicious meat dishes and fish specialties, plenty of savory herbs and spices, freshly baked bread and delicious side dishes are represented in ethnic restaurants.
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Meat treats enjoy great popularity among foreign visitors, as local chefs cook dishes following special recipes. Traditional food, including kebab and harees, is often made of lamb. Various side dishes, including rice and specially cooked wheat, are serves as complement.
Kebab remains the most popular and beloved treat; you can taste it not only in national restaurants, but also at one of the street stalls that are ubiquitous in Sharjah. Roasted lamb meat with herbs and vegetables wrapped in a fragrant flatbread has made Arabic starters well-known to people from many different countries.
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Those preferring dishes of seafood also won’t be bored. Many local restaurants specialize in fish; they are ready to offer visitors a huge selection of treats of crab, lobster, tuna and shrimp. Every dish is sure to be served with specially cooked rice. Local desserts are particularly noteworthy; the most recognizable among them is Umm Ali. This is the local version of the bread pudding that can compete in popularity only with Eish es Saraya pie.
There is also a national drink here; no meal and no friend meeting can happen without a cup of fragrant coffee. Making coffee in Sharjah is considered an art, because there are no machines or instant coffee there. Particular attention should be paid to alcoholic beverages; you can drink them at designated areas only. Not many national restaurants serve alcohol; during major religious festivals almost all shops stop to sell liquors.
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Travel notes on best cuisine and restaurants of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) on OrangeSmile.com. Famous recipes and traditional dishes and courses in Sharjah restaurants, as well as our recommendations for a gourmet. Popular places in Sharjah, where you can taste delicious courses, and also spend your time with your friends in a good atmosphere.