There are quite a few restaurants that offer traditional Bedouin cuisine in Doha. Historically, this region didn’t have much meat, so it was quite a scarce ingredient. Seafood, beans, and rice make up the basis of the local cuisine. Fruit and vegetables are also present in various foods. Without a doubt, all kinds of spices are very popular and frequently used in the region.
Having visited a restaurant in Doha in the morning, don’t be surprised to find a light meal. As a rule, local people eat cheese, yogurt, fresh bread, and coffee for breakfast. Sometimes, the breakfast includes olives. For lunch, local people usually eat more nutritious food, for example, fish with fresh or boiled vegetables.
During your visit to one of the local restaurants specializing in the regional cuisine, consider trying Warak Enab – grape leaves stuffed with rice. The stuffing for this dish can be cooked in a number of ways, and every chef usually has their own secrets and interesting details that they don’t reveal. Biryani is one of the most popular and widely cooked meat dishes in the region. This dish contains rice with lamb or chicken. Naturally, Biryani contains a generous amount of spices.