from Bent el Wadi [takeaway]
in my room (Kempinski Hotel)
Mission to Jordan, Day 2 (see previously 6.154 Shakshouka).
In Amman. Arrived today. Tomorrow thru Saturday, I’ll be participating in a workshop to support countries in strengthening their legal frameworks to restrict the marketing of junk food to kids. Going back Sunday evening.
After checking in, just past noon, I ventured outside the hotel to get something for lunch and found this place around the corner.
Got a couple wraps to go, took them back to my room, and ate while I did some work.
Jet-lagged, I went to bed for a quick nap before dinner but ended up sleeping all the way thru.
So went my first day in Jordan.
The food was pretty good. The manouche — spelled on the menu here as “mnaqich” — was awesome, dry and chewy, with slightly burnt edges from the wood-fired oven for a touch of smoky flavor. Confirmed, the Lebanese know their bread (see for example 4.334 Manouche Falafel). However, I wasn’t too thrilled by the fillings, particularly the chicken, which included some kind of mayo dressing, making it too heavy. But overall, a nice and tidy meal to start the trip.