Food porn!

23 Apr, '07

Man I am so hungry…

I would like to start with this:

Gingered Salmon Tartar

and then I will enjoy this:

Steak and mushroom

and end with this:

Milk Chocolate Mousse

it would be perfect of course if you would all join me in enjoying this scrumptious meal…

bon appétit!

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  1. Barry says:

    Stop you! You’re making me hungry!

    While we’re on food, what is Bahraini food like? Most westerners are familiar with things like Lebanese, Moroccan, and even Ethiopian, but the food from your area remains a mystery (heck, I don’t even really know what Saudi Arabian food is like).

  2. Ali says:

    Sorry Mahmood, but This is what you really need. After all, you are in shape.. Round is a shape, isn’t it :tongue:

    Enjoy!

  3. mahmood says:

    That’s for tomorrow Ali, for today, I’ll stick with my choices!

    Barry, the cuisine in Bahrain is a mixture of offerings; being a “cross-roads of civilisations” our staple diet is rice and bread and anything you put in them or on top of them to be enjoyed. The spices we use are Indian for the most part but we use less of the hot and more of the flavourfull and aromatic stuff.

    isn’t there a Bahraini food site that we can link to?

  4. Barry says:

    Mahmood: I could be *very* happy there. I am quite keen on well seasoned foods, and particularly the spices from India. Rice and I are bestest friends, particularly because it’s also a staple in Filipino food too. I think at my house, we have rice at least two to three times a week (if we were more traditional, it would be every day). I do love my food really spicy though (usually, my level of hotness that I can tolerate is way too hot for anyone else).

    If anyone has a Bahraini food site, *pleaaaaaaaase* link it. I’m always into learning about cuisines I know little to nothing about.

  5. Barry says:

    Ali: Thanks! That’s the kind of food I enjoy the most. Not the prettiest stuff, but just so good, the kind of stuff that brings you back to your childhood and reminds you of home. One of my favorite things is my mother’s fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and milk gravy (flour left over from the chicken breading, made into a roux with a little of the oil from frying, and then thickened with milk and liberal amounts of pepper with some salt for flavor.)

  6. Abu Arron says:

    If the food is meant to be for my birthday today, thanks Mahmood.

    I don’t wish to appear ungrateful, but where’s the cake?

    :w00t:

  7. Robert says:

    Mahmood & Ali, that’s really looking good!

    Mmmmhhhhh :happy:

    Are there any recipes (on english) of bahraini food???

    Bon appetit!

  8. mahmood says:

    Happy birthday Abu Arron, of course I was thinking of you when I posted this, and the mousse would be the cake!

    Robert and Barry I know that there are a lot of ladies who have published Bahraini cooking books which they normally sell through bookshops and fétes, let me get a hold of one (book!) and see if they have a website listed.

  9. bahraini and PROUD says:

    just had some baked allo, heheheheheh i like food too much….i like machboos laham, baryani dajaj, pelmeeni, borscht, and of course kuritsa s sir, chicken masala, chaba’ati & let’s not foget ham & pork rips juicy pork rips ummmm…… :w00t: give those rips me devour in me little tummy….

    actually i was starving when i read your article you made salivate all over me brand new Macbook and then you made me go and get me self food and ditch launch with me manager lol heheheheh i blame you Mahmood. yes and i’m pointing me finger at you accusing you seducing me into buying baked allo from cheesy resturant which i risk food poisonning & alot of FAT that i can’t afford having at this age of mine.

    so you
    1-ruin my computer….
    2-make me ditch launch with me manager(his treat of course).
    3-risk me having food poisonning..
    4-make me gain few extra Kgs of FAT (my weight is 78 height 182. age 23).
    5- made me waste money on cheesy baked allo.
    6-uhh uhh cause global warming.
    7-cause the hole in the ozone layer.
    8-start the war in chambikhstan.

    and i wonder why am i still reading your articles????? loooooool

    LOVE you really bro just kidding……… :biggrin:

    just had a very good and hungry day today lol….

  10. Robert says:

    bahraini and PROUD: pelmeeni are from Russia, while borscht is from Poland (we write borszcz). From where do u know it?

    It’s curious!

    Am I mixing things up??? :blink:

  11. We buy this wonderful pickle from Bahrain that is exported to the UAE called ‘Bahraini Lemon Pickle’. It’s made by a company called Al Jazeera Sweets and Pickles and I love the stuff. It’s sweeter than the Indian lemon pickle, has bigger chunks in it and comes in a massive jar which means you can pile it all over your food and know there’ll still be some left for tomorrow. Also, they make a green chilli condiment called ‘Mabooch Kuwaiti’, or something like that. I want to visit the Al Jazeera Sweets and Pickles factory and inhale very deeply…

  12. Iris says:

    This looks far too good!
    Is the kropoek stuffed with salmon? It certainly looks like it.

    It’s just past noon here and I am just enjoying my breakfast: Venti Caramel Frappucino Light from Starbucks.
    But now I feel I could have lunch right away! (Here we usually eat around 2 and 4 p.m.)

  13. Pamela says:

    sigh. I’ve been on a special diet for my pancreas and stomach. No dairy foods at all, no peppers except paprika. Had to stop my wine with dinner habit.

    I’ve lost 30 pounds in the past 2 months. I really really miss yogurt.

    Just think of all the things you eat that have dairy in them.

    Happy birthday Abu Arron!

  14. Abu Arron says:

    Thanks Mahmood. I’ve decided not to dwell on the numbers but just grow old as disgracefully as possible. According to the missus I’m doing a very good job of it so far. Ho, ho.

    I’ve never been that keen on ‘posh’ food. A full-on Lebanese mixed grill with rice, washed down with the mother of all fruit cocktails (copyright SH) and a sorbet is nervana for me.

  15. bahraini and PROUD says:

    Dear Robert..

    who wouldn’t know pelmeeni or borscht do you have any doubt that i’m not a true RED hehehehe although i’m Bahraini ????

    Bahrainis are almost a higher superior race if you compare us to our neighbouring countries hehehehehehehehehe don’t mean to sound racist but we are more educated and more of a mixture of cultures…

    different backgrounds and ethnicities….. and much smarter and better looking….lol hehehehehee and yeah we use cars for transportation.
    we eat food from all over the world hehehehe….

  16. Bernie says:

    You have a cruel streak Mahmood. That said, just about to tuck into chicken marinated in orange and ginger with blanched vegetables. 😀

  17. Troy Z says:

    Mahmood, why do you tease us so?

  18. mahmood says:

    Because I like!

  19. Barry says:

    You’re a bad man! :biggrin:

  20. Maverick says:

    Robert,
    Borsh or Borsht, any way you right it is Russian beetroot soup made with fresh grated beeroot and meat or vegetable stock. Ofcourse, Bulgarina and Polish versions may exist due to influence. Propbaly it is Polish and went to Russian later, I am not sure.
    😉 🙂
    Pelmenye are Russian dumplings similar to tortelini of Italy, suffed with mince meat and garlic and boiled and served with butter.

    God Mahmood…you area real tease……groan! :cwy: :biggrin:

  21. Maverick says:

    BTW it is easy to make the first 2 dishes. The first is the fried shrimp chips garnished with a medley of smoked salmon, sauted batons of zucchini, or green apple, fresh jeresh berries or red pepper corns and chopped parsley. The second seems to be medium-rare seared fillet mignon with creamed chestnut mushrooms, Brussels sprouts and rocket. Slurp 🙂

  22. Robert says:

    Mmmhhhhh :happy:

    It’s 11 pm and I’m sitting here and writing down my little thesis! 🙁

    I’d like to eat this yummy meal rather than sitting here in front of my OOo Base and getting unexplainable bugs

  23. mahmood says:

    Robert, you’re my friend then, I’ve never been okay with OOo Base but prefer FileMaker Pro or MySql. The connection between OOo and MySQL through ODBC is quite good, but with the 2.1 version of NeoOffice on the Mac that craps out so I’m stuck with 2.0 at the moment.

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