Middle Eastern food: experience breakfast like a local

Middle Eastern food is very much like Middle Eastern culture; full of spice and wonderful surprises. Every bite is another tasteful explosion of spices, herbs and wondrous combinations. Park Inn by Radisson’s breakfast in our Middle East hotels is delivering more and more local delicacies so you can taste the country you’re visiting. Pamper your palate with sugar and spice and everything nice, but be prepared for some serious zing. Remember, if you can’t stand the heat, then get out of the kitchen!

The hotel has the best breakfast buffet of any Turkish hotel that I’d experienced. Stylish, classy presentation of all the dishes you’d expect from the rich Turkish breakfast tradition were prepared exquisitely with a nod to other European expectations. -Ruhi Y, TripAdvisor

Falafel for breakfast

Odds are you’ve tried these delicious, deep fried delights, but you haven’t really had falafel if you haven’t had them in the Middle East.

Falafel is a small deep-fried patty or ball made of ground chickpeas and/or fava beans. Normally, they are eaten in pita or bread in the form of a delightful little sandwich.

Whether in Abu Dhabi or Egypt, they sure know how to treat a chickpea, and once you’ve sunken your teeth into an authentic falafel, your life will never be the same again. Beware, these little addictive balls will have you spending the rest of your life with serious cravings. Dip those little goblets in some tahini and have a pickle on the side for a complete experience.

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Wake up with Shakshouka

Shakshouka is a staple of Middle Eastern food and a delightful breakfast dish consisting of eggs, poached in a deliciously tangy tomato-based sauce.

What’s not to love about this little hot dish? Shakshouka is guaranteed to thoroughly shake up your wake up, and is a true Middle Eastern food experience. Deriving from Arabic, Shakshouka means “mixture” and is just that; a mixture of spices and everything good in life and food. This spicy piece of heaven is just the kick you need in the morning to get started right.

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Manakish from heaven

Manakish is a very versatile flatbread delicacy that can be enjoyed with a number of different toppings like fresh herbs, cheese or ground meats.

Are you a bread lover? This delicious, doughy delight will forever change the way you look at traditional bread. Full of fresh flavors and herbs, and a perfectly fluffy texture, the mere sight and aroma of these little snackables will have your mouth watering like you won’t believe. Dress your Manakish with condiments of your choosing for a personalized nibble. One bite, and you will never be the same again, neither will your relationship with bread.

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Arabic Coffee. Stay ‘woke’!

Forget everything you thought you knew about coffee, expand your caffeine horizon and surprise your taste buds. We all have our own, very specific way of enjoying our coffee and have personalized our intake to perfection. However, when in Rome, drink as the Romans do.

Arabic coffee is every bit as spicy as the food and is guaranteed to wake you up and keep you ‘woke’.

Often, spiced with cardamom and served with dates, this is a coffee experience like no other and an exceptional Instagram opportunity. Arabic coffee is no joke, and a must when visiting the Middle East.


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Giving a local experience in the morning is a trend at Park Inn. There are many ways to explore countries and cultures, but the easiest and most delicious way is to eat your way through them. Local delicacies and customs are put and cooked into perspective with fresh ingredients and reveal a lot about specific regions. Middle Eastern food will leave you in love with this fiery culture as much as its fiery cuisine.


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