Jordanian Grill Platter
at Kempinski Hotel [room service]
Mission to Jordan, Day 3 (see previously 6.155 Dough!).
In Amman. Arrived yesterday. Today thru Saturday, I’m 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 the first day of the workshop, too tired to go out — still jet-lagged, woke up this morning at 0400 — I opted to stay in and get room service.
The “Jordanian Grill Platter” will have to suffice as my first Jordanian dinner for GMTD.
Two days in country, and I have yet to enjoy a proper dinner here.
The food was meh. All the meats — lamb chop, lamb kafta, chicken kebab, beef kebab — were dry. The rice was dry. The tabouleh made up for it — maybe that explains all that oil. Whatever.
On the other hand, I was blown away by the buffet in the hotel, both at breakfast and at lunch. Mostly vegetables, fresh or pickled, delicately dressed in various combinations of lemon juice and/or olive oil and/or herbs and/or spices. Meats, simply grilled. No heavy/greasy sauces in sight, just a whole lot of lusciously light yet creamy dips/spreads, such as labneh (yogurt), moutabal (eggplant), hummus (chickpea). AWESOME.