約旦(12):飲食篇

     

約旦菜是我們心目中的中東菜, lamb, kebab, olives, cheese, hummus, yogurt, etc. 都幾啱我口味。

在fast food shop吃過幾次,kebab和烤肉多汁濃味偏醎,沒有刀义提供,會用手食。但又不提供tissue,醬汁四處流,甚為clumsy。我見到當地人都沒有抺手抺嘴的習慣,好奇怪!好在我早有帶備濕紙巾!

在貴少少的餐廳,麵包和olives come free at every meal. 吃了幾日olives覺得太醎,很想吃清淡一點的蔬菜,於是點個salad啦。誰不知個salad有50粒olives, Arhhhhhhhhh!

olive salad

回敎徒不吃豬肉,surprisingly supermarket有賣pork products eg bacon and ham, and many varieties of beef pastrami, turkey bacon etc. Cold cuts very good quality, much cheaper than Hong Kong.

I can never understand why Muslim countries have very different interpretations on the restriction of alcohol. Jordan是合法賣酒飲酒,有its own brew of local beer and wine. Supermarket個sales話it’s legal to drink on the street,但為了不attract unwanted attention, we put our beers into brown paper bags when drinking. Beer很高酒精成份,standard 的都8%! Local wine 好難飲,imported wine好貴。不過酒並不重要,在炎熱的天氣下,吃了那麼多過醎食物後最想飲的是可樂。住過兩間高級些的酒店,minibar 的soft drinks都是免費,在Petra暴曬後,一口氣飲了四罐汽水!

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