Authentic Qatari recipes

By lumpyhead

I would like to experience some "authentic" cuisine while I'm here and take a few recipes back home with me.  Where should I go?  How do I know it is real?

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By Oryx• 9 years 11 months ago.

Bejesus - what a good idea!

Also if you go to the souq you can eat baby camel.

Thanks for the correction I shall rephrase that - I have eaten harrees with sugar in it and without - in Qatari households not in that restaurant.


Eco - lots of things are nutritious.... doesn't mean it agrees with my taste buds!

By bajesus• 9 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 5/5

and these are Khaleeji recipes in general...


There's margooga, mathrooba, harees (not a "sweet"), mihyawa( a kind of fish sauce spread on Arabic bread- very delicious!), mashkhool, machboos, can find some if not most of these recipes in souq waqif!


I wouldn't recommend going to Balhambar restaurant (the one next to orry on corniche) the quality of the food is so so and theres not much to choose from...

By anonymous• 9 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 4/5

Oryx you mean that harris which is available in Ramadan

Harris is savoury dish with no sugar, its a mixture of wheat and lamb/chicken

very nutritious



By lumpyhead• 9 years 11 months ago.

So what is it?  Do you have recipe?  Whould you have this dish at dinner party?  Is it good or bad?

By Oryx• 9 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 5/5

that restaurant on the Corniche next to Orry...

they do buffet too.....of Qatari / Khaleeji food


Try something called 'harres' - its a sweet..... it is one of the most heinous tasting food ever..... but then again I eat loads of marmite straight out of the jar!

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