Omani cuisine

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The cuisine of Oman is a mixture of several staples of Asian foods. Dishes are often based around chicken, fish, and lamb, as well as the staple of rice. Most Omani dishes tend to contain a rich mixture of spices, herbs, and marinades. [1]

General features[edit]

While Omani food varies within different regions of Oman, most dishes across the country have a staple of curry, cooked meat, rice, and vegetables.[2] Soups are also common and are usually made from chicken, lamb, and vegetables (e.g., smoked eggplant). The main meal is usually eaten in the middle of the day, while dinner is lighter. [3]

Typical Omani dishes[edit]

Kabsa is also known as machboos in the Persian Gulf region.

Typical Omani beverages[edit]

Coffee is the national beverage, while tea is drunk for hospitality. Other popular beverages include laban (a kind of salty buttermilk) and yoghurt drinks.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Poniewozik, James (2002). "Traditional Omani Food". Oman Electronic Network. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  2. ^ "Oman Food". 2010. Retrieved 2011-03-28. 
  3. ^ a b "Cuisine of Oman". 2010. Archived from the original on 2012-08-28. Retrieved 2011-03-28.