Qatari people are known famously for paying great attention to their food and drink. Since consuming food and drink is a pivotal ritual practised socially and within the family boundaries in Qatar, they take great care and focus on preparing excellent quality dishes and beverages. Those who stay in Doha apartments such as those found at Somerset West Bay Doha can get to cook their own Qatari dishes in their well-equipped kitchens. There is nothing like getting to enjoy Qatar’s traditional gourmet delights to indulge in the best authentic food of the country. Qataris are known to have light meals for breakfast and dinner while enjoying a grand main meal during the middle of the day. They also prepare several sumptuous dishes to go together in one meal.

Machbous is the number one dish that Qataris would love to have. It is a rich blend of Eastern spices, pine nuts, raisins, basmati rice coming together with mutton, hamour fish or chicken that is used as the staple diet of Qatari people. If you are invited for a family meal in a Qatari home, undoubtedly you will be served the rest of the food with Machbous in a large communal plate. There are quite a number of restaurants in Qatar that serve Machbous as a main meal for guests but nothing like a home cooked meal that comes with this delicious food item Qataris can’t live without.

Try Mathrooba , another popular Qatari dish that is freely available in town. Some of the souqs have Mathrooba served throughout the day especially in the evenings as a special delicacy when breaking the fast during the Ramadan season. Mathrooba is prepared with chicken mixed in creamy and buttery porridge. Even though the dish may not look so appetising, the rich and full flavours it carries makes it one of the tastiest dishes in town.
Kousa Mahshi is made out of stuffed courgettes and is popularly prepared not only in Qatar but across the Middle East. It comes with stuffed lamb flavoured with mint & garlic giving it a yummy taste. The courgettes are finally baked in an oven before serving as a whole meal.

Wareq Enab is yet another sweet delicacy shared by Qatar with the rest of Arab world. The dish is prepared using grape leaves that are rolled around the filling of ground lamb, spiced rice and served as a great appetiser or even as a main course meal. Just like any traditional dish, Wareq Enab tastes best when cooked at home.