The Arab Cuisine comes from the Arab World, which is formed by countries from the Arabic Peninsula as Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Lebanon, and by countries from the north of Africa as Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania. Obviously, the gastronomy offer varies according to every country and its regions, due to the ingredients inhabitants have at hand, its various traditions and its geographical conditions.
One of the most famous Arab cuisines is the Levantine, or the traditional cuisine from what we know now as Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine. These countries shares most of their culinary traditions with little variations. The Levantine cuisine has a lot in common with other eastern Mediterranean cuisines as Greek and Turkish.
The flavors of this gastronomy are made of parsley, mint, cinnamon, and allspice, the somewhat acid flavor of yogurt, the refreshing tartness of lemon, the fruitiness of olive oil, the earthiness of burghul, tahini, eggplant, dried beans and rice and the sesame seeds.
One of its most popular preparations is the kibbeh, and some of its most common side dishes are well known by their original names: hummus, falafel, ful, tabouleh, labaneh and baba ghanoush; they call these appetizers mezze. They are served with flat pita bread.
In Colombia, the Lebanese cuisine is known as the Arab, maybe because we have had an important migration of people from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine. All of them have contributed to our cultural and gastronomic diversity.
Barranquilla has been the city in Colombia where more Arabian families has been settled, and of course where you will find some of our best restaurants. Anyway, you will also find excellent places to enjoy an Arabian dish in Bogota thanks to the city’s awakening to the culinary arts and gastronomy and its capacity to represent the whole country.
Choose from our list of restaurants in Bogota and enjoy the experience.