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I think most experienced travelers would agree that Jordanian cuisine makes for some of the best meals in the world. Mediterranean-inspired, but with its own unique spices and flavors, the food is a sure-fire highlight of any visit to the country.
If you have clients staying in or traveling through Amman, be sure to recommend dinner at Sufra restaurant. Located in an old house in the heart of the city, dinner at Sufra feels like you’ve been invited by a local family for a home-cooked meal. The decor is casual chic — with simple wooden chairs and tables, colorful tile floors and chandeliers you might find in someone’s dining room.
The food also has a homey feel. The menu features several classic Middle-Eastern dishes, such as mansaf (lamb cooked in yogurt, served on rice and often eaten with your hands); typical mezza (appetizer) plates, which can serve as a meal in itself (usually consisting of hummus, breads, salads, olives and more); and fantastic soups and stews. I especially recommend kufta fukharart (minced meat with tahini sauce and potato) and kubbeh (fried balls of burghul and minced lamb, stuffed with minced meat, onion and pine seeds).
Plus, the service is friendly, and English is not an issue.
No matter what your clients order, after a night at Sufra they’ll come away with a great introduction into the country’s cuisine in all its delicious glory.