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Posted by on Apr 12, 2013 in Jordan, Latest Posts, Middle East | 8 comments

The Petra Kitchen


So I told you the next stop was to be Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea but I almost forgot the Petra Kitchen! Also the last post limited me to the number of photos I could put up so here are a few more of Petra in the afternoon. It is amazing how the change in sunlight and time of day can change the colours of the Siq and the Treasury.


The monastery Petra

A weary traveller on the way to the Monastery


The Treasury, Petra

The Treasury Petra


As for the Petra Kitchen, we walked a short way down from our hotel in Petra to learn how to make some traditional Jordanian dishes. The kitchen was very new and we were split into groups of about eight people on the large wooden chopping stations. Some chefs and local women were by our side and helped us prepare the dishes varying from Tabbouleh, Baba Ganuj, Salata Khadra (green salad) and tahina. There was also a lamb dish we were not trusted to prepare but was equally tasty.


Petra Kitchen

The ‘On the Go’ team

Petra Kitchen

Serious concentration required


After about and hour of preparation and frantically chopping of vegetables and rolling of dough for two Jordanian style mini pizzas, one covered in a type of goats cheese and the other rosemary we had finished our dishes. Each table prepared a few dishes and helped serve up and we sat down to an incredible feast.


Petra Kitchen


Petra Kitchen

Sawanee Lahmeh (The lamb stew)

Petra Kitchen

The final dishes including Lentil soup, Tahina, Tabbouleh, Yougurt and cucumber salad, Baba Ganuj.


My favourite by far was the Tabbouleh which is mostly finely chopped parsley which tastes great with bread. The staff at the Petra Kitchen were so friendly and helpful and even gave us some recipes of the dishes we made so we can attempt them when we return home… whenever that may be 🙂


Fatoosh (cucumber and tomato salad)

Fatoosh (cucumber and tomato salad)


    • thanks bro! having an awesome time!

  1. Ardun in the kitchen LOL, you look like a pro mate! 🙂 The table looks so nice. I would go for Lentil soup and Tahina – so yummy! My mouth’s watering right now.

    • Yeah love the lentil soup too!

  2. Hey Ardz and Jen, Loving your adventures and getting very excited for Peru. Did you get my email re SA contacts? See you soon xx

    • Oh yeah sorry I forgot to email back. Got the info and will get on touch with them thanks xx Cant wait to see ya

  3. omg you certainly made me feel hungry with this one. Did you prop those bowls with food in them or are they designed as such. Yes and that photo of you chopping did look like it took alot of concentration lol . fun times 🙂

    • All the dishes are presented just as they came out. They do look appetizing. Def going to take a few home with me

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