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• 10 years 1 month 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• 10 years 1 month 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• 10 years 1 month 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• 10 years 1 month ago.

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

By Oryx• 10 years 1 month 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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