Bahraini cuisine

Dried dates.

Bahraini cuisine refers to the cuisine of The Kingdom of Bahrain, a small island state near the western shores of the Persian Gulf.

Much of the Cuisine of Bahrain is a mixture of Arabic, Persian, Indian, Balochi, African, Far East and European food due to the influence of the various communities present as Bahrain was an important sea port and trading junction since ancient times.


Biryani with chicken

Some of the common dishes prepared in most Bahraini households are:

Typical Bahraini beverages

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

Bahrain produces only a small amount of its food requirements due to limited land space, and imports much of its food.[2]

See also


  1. 1 2 Riolo, 2007, p.23 - 24
  2. Cuisine in Bahrain. Allo' Expat Bahrain (Website). Accessed April 2011.
  1. Sarah Al-Hamad (2008). Cardamom and Lime: Recipes from the Arabian Gulf. New Holland Publishers. ISBN 978-1-84537-988-9.
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