Middle East & Africa

You can use this tag to discuss food in the Middle East or Africa. We also have tags for each of the countries in the region, as well as many of their cities, which you can browse here.

Summer of Sumac: This Tart Magenta Spice Belongs in Everyone's Pantry

With coronavirus making travel a tricky and even potentially dangerous prospect this year, we're embracing the summer staycation. All week (and all summer) long, we'll bring you transportive flavors...

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"Musts" in Stellenbosch

by MDuges 13 years ago

Hi there! I will be in SA in early August for 2 weeks traveling around. I will be in Stellenbosch for 3 nights, doing a wine tour all day for one of the days. It is my anniversary and my husband...


by embarcadero1 13 years ago

Any recommendations for Cairo? See a few listings for Lebanese and Italian - but would love to try some Egyptian food. Any help is welcome.

Sushi in Johannesburg

by tkserino 13 years ago

Hello, I realize I might be in a futile endeavor, as the only significant body of water around here is Zoo Lake, but does anyone now where i can get some decent sushi? By which I mean, well-se...

student eats in Dubai

by josigirl777 13 years ago

My son will be attending university in Dubai. Loves all types of foods. Need recs for cheap good clean eateries in Dubai. School is located near the Ritz Carlton so that area I ...

Most Expensive Desserts in the Middle East?

by JessieK 13 years ago

Any idea where a slice of true decadence can be found? I'm looking for, say, a $1,000 piece of cake at a top hotel in Dubai, etc. Any recommendations?

Dubai Restaurants

by PAnhandler 13 years ago

I would like to send a thank-you gift to a member of the housekeeping staff at a hotel in Dubai who really went out of his way to help me. Can anyone recommend a gift or maybe a place (restaurant ...

Seeking recommendations for Marrakech

by livetotravel 13 years ago

I'm looking for recommendations for fine restaurants in the medina or in Gueliz. Thanks.

Lunch in Damascus...

by fauchon 13 years ago

A media report said that President Assad took Nancy Pelosi to lunch in Damascus. Does anyone know which restaurant? Does anyone know what they had? Inquiring minds....

Morocco advice needed - veg/fish

by jdubboston 13 years ago

My husband & I are planning a trip to Morocco late this summer, and are trying to narrow down our options as for places to go. We have about 8-10 days, and are flying in & out of Casablanca from t...

Updated report on dining in Cape Town

by tafttiger 13 years ago

We're off to South Africa February 3rd - would love some ideas for restaurants with really great food in Cape Town. Also, has anybody heard that it is dangerous to take a taxi in CP? I find that...

new fusion restaurants-Israel

by jcreature 13 years ago

I will be traveling for two weeks to Israel and I'd heard there are some new fusion and molecular gastronomy restaurants in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Luxor - Feast or Famine?

by brewersfriend 13 years ago

I'm off to Luxor, Egypt again soon and am still looking for new eateries. We found the 'Sofra' last year, have any new ones appeared?

When in Cape Town...

by thedanny 13 years ago

Go south to Simon's Town to see the Penguins but also be sure to go to Bon Appetit [Simon's Town]. It's absolutely superb and much better than you'd think from just walking by. And the prices are...

True CH: Ertiqa, Sharjah, UAE

by mander 13 years ago

I hope I am recalling the spelling of the name correctly. This is a hole in the wall that is two blocks behind the Millenium hotel in Sharjah, UAE. I don't remember the street address but you go ou...


by simoncc 14 years ago

Stuck in the Grand Hyatt hotel for days on end, desperately after recommendations for eating out in Amman. HELP!

Great little pizza place in Tel Aviv

by Cheffrank 13 years ago

Was in Tel Aviv for 1 night last week and was wandering around Allensby Street STARVING! Found a little hole in the wall place right near John's Bar that had great, thin crust pizza. Great hospita...

what's new in Tangiers? cafes, dessert shops, etc.

toodie jane
by toodie jane 13 years ago

any reccomendations for a day-tripper? Is the Medina still chock full of spice shops? haven't been in town since '71.

Egypt and Jordan Recs?

by littleguy 13 years ago

My mother and her friend are travelling to Egypt and Jordan in a couple of weeks and are looking for some recommendations for restaurants. They are staying at the Conrad in Cairo, the Movenpick in...

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