Sunday, April 21, 2013

Traditional Emirati Meals! Come here :D Reem Al Bawadi


Reem Al Bawadi

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Name: Reem Al Bawadi
Location: Muroor , Abu Dhabi
Tel: 02 4488 969
Cuisine: Emirati/Gulf cuisine
Price: Dhs 30-100

“Reem Al Bawadi” is TOTALLY not the place for vegetarian people.
Most of you darlings are not familiar with Arabic/Gulf cuisine,.. Well today I will let you all know about it :D
This place offers only Arabian Gulf/ Emirati food, if you know these countries or you have been here at least once in your lifetime, then you will know they eat MEAT like crazy, beef, lamb, chicken and even camel :p "which I personally hate, I hardly eat chicken breast only"

To brief it, most of the meals in my country are rice with lamb or chicken in different styles and different cooking methods..

The lunch comes in a big box, contains the main meal with 2 different sauces (yogurt and fresh spicy tomatoes salsa). It looks cool and clean if you will compare it to other Emirates Gulf restaurants.
Reem Al Bawadi upgraded a bit from the other typical Gulf/Yamani/Emirati Restaurants that deliver the food in a plastic plate and hand it to you a plastic bag. Actually, this gave the place few extra thumps up compared to others..
The 1st VERY traditional and popular dish here is "Harees", which is basically wheat is soaked overnight, then simmered in water along with meat and butter. Any remaining liquid is strained and the mixture is beaten and seasoned, It is really good, but I know it doesn't look that good :p
A huge Harees dish for only AED 25, it was good

Bokhari chicken for ONLY AED25 and that orange rice had an AMAZING flavour..and I just love how the box looks :p

Qursan, it was my 1st time trying it, it was thin layers of bread, covered with vegetable stew for only AED 10 (didn't like it, too much oil on top) but loved the vegetarian part of it :p

here is another strange new meal that I tried, called "Mathlootha" same price AED 25 for a whole huge BOX, chicken is covered with fried onions
Ok, so you guys have an Idea now about what I suffer every day with our FULL of MEAT PROTEIN Cuisine here in the Gulf Area :D *just kidding* I can always go veggie as much as I can since I really DO hate seafood and red meat :p

Veggie people <3 Don't hate me :D

50 comments:

  1. Glad the move is over....I know how difficult it can be.
    Think I'll pass on the Harees, but the chicken dishes look yummy.

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    1. LOL, I know it doesnt look nice at all :p
      Thank you for passig by
      xxx

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  2. I think I would like to try the Harees. Here in Texas, there is always such an abundance of meat, too, just like where you live. I love vegetables, although I do eat a little chicken and fish.

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    1. Awwwwwwwwwwww, so we are nearly the same , hopefully one day, after a million year, if happened and we go out for lunch we won't suffer ALOT :p
      xoxo

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  3. I belong in the same category with you "I hardly eat chicken breasts"! hahaha
    Original arabic food, I haven't tasted yet but I have eaten Indian food if it counts! haha
    I love international cuisine so I try often to taste different dishes. My only "problem" with arabic food is the so so so many spices that make my stomache hurt! hahahahaha
    Mathlootha really seems tasteful! :)
    Kisses!!

    http://dresstoexpressyou.blogspot.gr/

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    1. Ahhhhh Elena, I LOVE Indian Food, but indian food have waaaaaay more spices than arabic food, So if you had Indian food before, Arabic on will be waaaaaaaaaaay easier for you :p
      xx

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  4. You had me at " they eat MEAT like crazy". I can't live without meat :D

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    1. LOOOOOOOOOOOL, you are one tought girl :D you totally ROCK
      xx

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  5. That chicken looks so tasty!!! :9
    You made me hungry!
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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    1. Yape, the chicken breast is the only MEAT that I do eat :p

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  6. I missed you and your posts! since there is so much meat it doesn't look like the place for me, but i love the box it comes in!

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    1. LOL, even before you write I knew tyou will hate it, but STILL, there is that veggie stew :p at least something vegetarian :p

      xxx

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  7. Thanks a lot for your sweet comment!!!
    x

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  8. nice blog ;)

    greetings from Poland :)

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    1. Thank you, much appreciated :)
      xx

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  9. Harees is delicious!
    xo
    Anastasia
    http://natbeesfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww :) I am glad you like it :D
      xx

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  10. Ooohh... I'd love to see a veggie version of this! :)
    Thanks for stopping by dear! Hope you've moved to your new apartment and settled down! :)
    Do visit often dear and do follow if you like! :)
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    1. Thank you hun, Still few boxes to unpack :)
      xx

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  11. This looks really like Traditional Emirati Meals :)

    Yes, dear I missed you and your blog really. Recently I had you in my mind and I´m so happy to hear from you! Hope your move works perfect now after the hassles and you feel good in your new appartment :)

    xx from Bavaria, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de


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    1. Awwwwwwwwww, that is so so so sooo sweet of you :)
      I love my new place, but still few boxes to unpack, things are going smoothly now..
      have a wonderful day
      xxx

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  12. oh! i can stay there and never leave. lol coz im a meat eater you know. and glad you're back to blogging, lolly

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    1. LOOOOOOOOOL, you should move in here with me then, you will love the crazy amount of meat people eat every single day here :D
      XXX

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  13. thank you for the kind comment on my blog! :) hope all is well with your new apartment..:)

    i should remind myself to eat first before checking out your blog..it is all making me hungry ..


    thinkerbellethoughts.blogspot.com

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    1. LOL ,Sorry about the "you" being hungry part :D
      xoxo

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  14. OMG - it looks so delicious!! Yummiiiieee! Kisses from Vienna,

    Katja

    www.collectedbykatja.com

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  15. That looks delicious!!!

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  16. I always get hungry when I stop by your blog. I am happy to see that you are back.

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    1. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww, I am happy to be back too, missed your yummy blog BIG time too :D
      xxx

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  17. Oooh this sounds ideal :) The food looks yummy!!

    www.ngofficial.blogspot.co.uk

    <3

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  18. I am a vegetarian but almost everyone I know I think would love this place.

    Tracy

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    1. I used to be vegearian, but not anymore, still I kinda miss it thu :p
      xx

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  19. amazing blog
    do u want to follow each other on facebook and gfc? Let me know :)
    http://allthingsyouare.blogspot.gr/

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  20. This foods looks yummy. My sister used to work in UAE and she talks a lot about Emirati people. I am sure she knows about this foods. Thank you for your sweet thoughts in my blog.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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    1. WOW, she talkes about them in a good or bad way !!??loooool, kidding
      xxx

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  21. Hi LoLy, how you doing? Have you settle unpacking and arranging your apartment?

    Everything look absolutely delicious and appetizing. Love the orange rice with chicken, look really nice. :)

    Have a wonderful week ahead. Hugs to you.

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  22. hmm.. it doesn't look tasty for me :<

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  23. Hi LoLy, I stumbled across your blog when I was looking for a vegetarian restaurant (or a restaurant that at least offers more than one nice veggie dish as main course) in Abu Dhabi... I'll be there in September but I'm already becoming more and more frustrated as nearly every menu I checked online contains only meatmeatmeat! ;-) Could you help me with an insider tip? Is there anything you can recommend? :-) Thank you so much!
    Greetings from Germany!
    Sarah

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    1. Hay, Drop me an email or even call me, I will gladly be your food guide here :D Don't worry, we have many many veggie options from fast food to italian to indians and even arabic :D I will gladly help you xxx

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    2. COOL :D Can' wait to hang out together :D

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