What it means to be a Traditional Saudi Breakfast?

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. With a healthy and appetizing breakfast, you can get through a tiring and dreadful day. On the contrary, you may not need to dine for lunch if you have had a well-balanced breakfast with all the necessary components of the diet table. Today's read is an outline provider of the traditional breakfast that is offered on the tables of the Saudi households. Let me correct myself first that the traditional Saudi breakfast is served while sitting down on the ground. A plastic sheet is placed on the floor and then plates and bowls are placed in an appealing manner accompanied with teapots, glasses, mugs etc.[irp]

To start with the most important part of the morning begins with a cup of coffee made with Arabian Beans and taken along dates. They provide you the genuine boost of Caffeine and Energy that vitalizes your body. Similarly, on some days many households serve Arabian style Tea. This tea is made by placing dry tea leaves at the bottom of the teapot with sugar. Bring the tea leaves to boiling and once the leaves rise to the top of the pot remove them using a spoon or sieve and let the rest of the water boil for three to four minutes. It is advisable to fill the glasses to the brim of the glass since it may be considered as an act of good generosity.

Apart from that, the usual servings are done in separate bowls and plates consisting of different soft cheese, olives, homemade jam, halwa, fulh, dahl and Shakshuka which is an Arabian version of scrambled eggs. They are served with fresh hot bread. You have wide options for serving bread including the Afghani or Pakistani Nan or the chapati or Paratha. Sometimes these breads are served with chocolate or honey, spices and stuffed with cheese. These are the usual servings of the breakfast served on the Saudi Dastakhan as I'd like to call it.[irp]

If you want to do a change to the traditional Saudi Breakfast and bring in your own touch inspired by your home country make sure you do so. This will bring plenty of variation and colors to your breakfast table. At times, you can bring the American breakfast into Saudi Arabia by fixing up scrambled eggs, hash browns, juices and pancakes served on individual plates. Make sure you use juices as part of the breakfast even for the Saudi one such as Kimi, lime etc. They will provide you with enough of glucose! Happy Breakfasting People!

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.