Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Vivid.”

Areeka – a traditional yemeni dessert

We have been in Bab al Yemen restaurant many times on Friday nights, we just love how the food is cooked and served in hot stone pot but we failed to appreciate the sweet corner especially this so called “Areeka” the way it was served and decorated remained “vivid’ to our mind how it looks like πŸ™‚


It seems my friend likes it though, see his facial expression? Well, lets give it to him hahahaha!

“It it makes you happy, who cares what everyone else thinks”


Areeka is made of flour or bread dates,cream ,cheese ,thyme and honey.


In fairness, the main dish was good and the “areeka” was the joke of the night πŸ™‚

So, ladies, you know what to order when you happen to be on the same restaurant.




Bab al yemen – eat or else…


How true is this? I have no idea… We went to a restaurant called “Bab al Yemen” (gateway to Yemen) at Al Zahra district.From the outside building to the interior, it seems the authenticity is ethnic, though I haven’t been Β to Yemen πŸ™‚ , I presumed it is presented as it is.

The interior is decorated with miniature Yemen houses, traditional utensils and wood doors.

We ordered Malawah bread, a Yemeni flat bread, sprinkled with cumin seeds, hot and freshly out from tandoori oven. We also tried plain and with cheese, which are both equally crispy and delicious!

We asked what specialty or the most popular menu on the list, the smiling waiter suggested to order” Salta” a meat stew in tomato sauce prepared and serve in a black stone pot made from mountain soil. But I am not meat eater so as my friends, so we opted for okra,chicken,potatoes and shrimps.

Previously, we also tried some Yemeni dishes in Thalia mall, also serve in hot stone, tuna and liver maghash.

ladies, you see how exciting to be beyond fifty, we took the risk and survived being shoot over the head.. so get in before it’s too late ….just kidding πŸ™‚