According to Gregory David Roberts food is music to the body and music is food to the heart. This quote reminds me of how pleasant it is to enjoy good food as often as possible. Food is an important aspect of my traveling because I love experiencing new culinary habits and tastes.
This is why I always combine the pleasure of visiting beautiful tourist attractions with the one of enjoying the local cuisine.
We all make mistakes and choose the wrong restaurants at some point, but it’s important to learn from those mistakes. I have gone through this type of situation and this made me more careful when I choose a restaurant. To make sure I will enjoy high standard food, I only choose the best restaurants on the market.
One of the best culinary experiences I have recently had was the one in Jordan. Besides its amazing tourist attractions, Jordan is blessed with a delicious local cuisine which impressed me with its tastes and flavors. I treated myself with a lot of local specialties and I must confess that I fell in love with the Jordanian cuisine. I am well-aware of the fact that the restaurants I have chosen influenced my opinion on Jordanian cuisine. Four of the restaurants I have tried were simply incredible, offering delicious food, a great atmosphere and an impeccable service. In case you plan a trip to Jordan, I would like to recommend these four restaurants because they will offer you a great culinary experience:
My Mom’s Recipe Restaurant is a place I would like to recommend in case you visit Petra. Situated in Tourism Street, Wadi Musa 71810, near the entrance to Petra, My Mom’s Recipe Restaurant caters for all tastes. From Lebanese and Mediterranean specialties, to appetizing Middle Eastern and Arabic dishes, all the food is simply delicious. The menu is very diversified and offers you the chance to try a lot of Jordanian local dishes. In case you don’t like or eat meat at all, you should know that the restaurant serves a lot of appetizing vegetarian dishes.
I still remember how delicious the food was. The traditional chicken served in bread and the different types of grilled meat served with salad and traditional sauces were absolutely divine. Not to mention that you will also have the opportunity to choose from a variety of delicious appetizers which go hand in hand with a carafe of fresh fruit lemonade. Besides the great food, another aspect that I really liked was the fact that the restaurant was decorated in a traditional style, recreating the authentic Jordanian atmosphere. The icing on the cake was the kindness and the professionalism of the staff who impressed me with a perfect service.
Bawabit Madaba Restaurant & Café is the first place where I ate in Jordan and I must confess that it really impressed me with its delicious food. Situated in King Talal Street, Madaba 17110, close to the city center, this restaurant serves a variety of Middle Eastern specialties. From delicious appetizers and vegetarian dishes to tasty mixed grilled dishes and fish specialties, all food here is incredible.
I personally tried appetizers, chicken specialties, savory mixed grill and fish, but humus and baba ganoush were my favorite. I liked the food so much that my friends and I decided to make a detour in one of the days just to eat here for the second time. In addition, the restaurant is beautifully decorated with a lot of nice objects and it is blessed with a lovely rooftop terrace. The design and the pleasant atmosphere make Bawabit Madaba Restaurant & Café a perfect place to enjoy delicious Jordanian dishes. The service is also impeccable and the staff is really kind and well-trained.
The Lebanese House is the restaurant where you should definitely eat in case you ever get to Jerash. Situated in Debbin Street, Jerash 26119, at a 10-minute walk from the city center, the Lebanese House or Umm Khalil offers a selection of the best Lebanese, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes. From delicious appetizers, meat and fish specialties to tasty desserts, all the food is simply incredible. I’m sure that whatever you choose from the menu will turn out to be a good decision.
I must confess that I was impressed by the mouth-watering grills and the tasty appetizers served with freshly baked bread. Not to mention that the desserts here are simply delicious and in case you love sweets, the Lebanese House is heaven on Earth. In addition, the beautiful interior of the restaurant and the pleasant atmosphere urge you to experience the authentic taste of Jordanian food. It goes without saying that the service and the professionalism of the staff in this restaurant are at high standards.
Sufra Restaurant is a good place to eat in Amman. The restaurant is situated in a beautiful and quiet area of the city, in Rainbow Street, Amman 11183. When it comes to Jordanian traditional cuisine, you have a lot of options to choose from. Sufra Restaurant serves a wide variety of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern specialties. Delicious appetizers, meat and fish specialties and tasty desserts are just a few of the dishes you can try in this restaurant.
My favorite dish that I tried here was chicken served in a traditional pot and seasoned with local spices. This was the best chicken I ate in Jordan. Located in a beautiful old villa with a small garden terrace, Sufra Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy the traditional Jordanian cuisine. In addition, the interior design of the restaurant displays a pleasant blend between modern and traditional decorative elements. It’s also important to mention that the staff’s attire and behavior perfectly complete this pleasant atmosphere.
To sum up, in case you don’t want to take any risks and have a great culinary experience in Jordan, these four restaurants are my recommendation to you. Another good news is that being situated near the most famous tourist attractions in Jordan, they are very easy to find.