Currency: Jordanian dinar
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Dialing Code: +962
Time Zone: UTC/GMT+3
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Considered the national dish of Jordan, mansaf is a must try when visiting Amman. A lamb dish usually served with fermented yoghurt and rice or bulgur, it is equal parts tasty and satisfying, and can be tried at the popular Al-Quds Restaurant on King Al Hussein Street.
A middle eastern favourite loved all over the world, the humble falafel is even better when tried in the region of its birth. Usually made from ground fava beans and or chickpeas, mixed with herbs and deep fried, these tasty balls are commonly served in a pita bread pocket heaped with salad, tahini sauces and pickled vegetables.
The tea and coffee of the desert is both ceremonious and delicious, a favourite of the nomadic Bedouin people. The coffee is served with cardamom and the tea is a blend of dried desert plants, best sampled by the beit shar tents of Little Petra’s Seven Wonders.
The sweet treat of kunafa is a recipe to induce cravings, with thin noodles of pastry soaked in sugar syrup used to sandwich lashings of cheese. Baked and usually topped with pistachios or other nuts, one serve from Habibah Sweets will never be enough.