May 7, 2009

To Falafel,or to Mansaf ; that is the question !

I've been doing a lot of visualizing and day-dreaming in the past couple of days about my come back to Jordan, and honestly I've been struggling with this issue ; what to eat 1st ? . Unless you've been away from "home" -wherever "home" is to you- long enough I don't think you're going to really understand the seriousness of this question !:D . I'm arriving at dawn ,I'll be home at breakfast time ,and this very 1st thing I’ll have in my mouth of our food is of a great importance ,I've been craving it for a year and a half now , following my successful Labaneh experience here, I'm only left with two vital players to choose from , to have a steaming hot fresh falafel ,or a Mansaf for that breakfast ? Before i came here I'd consider having Mansaf for breakfast a radical act ,but its all just a state of mind ,let me help you...Imagine that you came to visit me here in Thailand ,we'll be having rice and other stuff mixed with it for breakfast ! no tea no bread no nothing of that .. you'd eat it and be happy about it "wow exotic !!" think of having Mansaf the same way and its not such a bad idea anymore ... I really don't know what to do here ! Maybe have both?

21 comments:

JERUSALEM TULIP said...

ya ebni mansaf for a breakfast?
ya3ni although i have prosted chicken on breakfast bas mansaf mara wa7deh? b3dain betsattel wo betetar etroo7 itnam wo to23od ma3 ahlak awwa youm wo benfe2so....falafel wo fatteh shu r2yak ma3 kaset shai fil na3na3 il baladi men ta7t 2edain il waldeh...w b3dain betroo7 tefta7 shantit il hadaya wo akeed your mom betkon 3ameltelak mansaf 3al '3ada ;)

NasEr said...

This was painful to read ! but its only couple of days so its okay :DD
welcome to smokes blow JT

hamede said...

أحسن اشي منسف بايت على الفطور ، يعني زي ما تاكل بيتزا بايتة بس بعدها بترجع تنام نهارك الطويل

Noura said...

ya Naser, Going home?
wallah ana wa7di who understand your dilemma for I have been dreaming about a day like yours for years !!
Anyways,from experience, you must ease up into the Jordanian diet shway shway or you will end up with indigestion and forced to eat boiled potatoes with laban ..yuk !! w baddak tez3al..
My suggestion:
for breakfast, real labneh w zeitoun, w ajban 3ala anwa3ha, mana2eesh bza3tar, foul mdammas..yum yum
for lunch, go out and have falafel, beef and chicken shawerma w pepsi loool
by dinner time if you don't have any stomach problems then you are free to conquer mansaf, wara2 3enab, kebbeh, koussa me7shi ....

As u can tell, I have been dreaming for a long time :D
trou7 w terja3 b salameh :)

NasEr said...

painful painful...ohhhh
Hamede and Noura .. this hurts badly ..i think i should have posted this one day before i go.now those 3 days seem longer. ..
but THANKSSSSS for the suggestions . believe my dears ,ALL is taken into consideration and going into the big day's plan :DD

Roomi said...

My Vote goes to Mansaf on breakfast, on lunch on dinner 7atta law s7oor!! so glade you are coming back... :D

secratea said...

I vote mansaf and that's what i'll be having the day i set foot in the country this summer!

Anonymous said...

Okay loser its me Abed..

do not be confused, first thing we will do is going to hashem to eat the fool, hommos and falafel meal, with that tea with tons of sugar on it!
and oh yea you can تفغم the onion with your bare teeth and enjoy it even if your eyes water..

and NO mansaf but my mom's.. so ;)

NasEr said...

Roomi lol i didn't know you're so fond of Mansaf !! :D

==
secratea noted .. but i started to think i might wanna go easy on my stomach the 1st day .. Thai diet is soooooo different from our's ..but I'm having Mansaf 1st day anyway.

NasEr said...

wow wow wow ...Abed Abed...sho hal mofajaGa hay ! so you're kidnapping me to Hashim 1st thing in the morning ??????? man..i don't know about the 1st day my sister will kill me !and you lol if we did that !!!
we'll coordinate later :D

nasers.bebe said...

hey Abed :) i have the perfect suggestion (don't i always :p ) if ur picking naser from the airport , then be a darling and get him a hashem's treat to eat while he enjoys the ride from the airport :D if hashem is so out of the way i think he'd settle for any decent falafel sandwitch , onions are optional , we don't want your car to stink for a week :)

how about that soosti ??

nasers.bebe said...

wich sand wich not witch i'm the witch :p the wicked witch of the east :D and you soosti are bewitched :)))

Summer said...

انشاء الله توصل بالسلامه اول و بعدين بتفكر بألأكل :)
لو انا محلك يمكن آكل كعك بسمسم مع فلافل
صحتين شو ما كان اختيارك

leila said...

Loool I can't believe ur contemplating mansaf for breakfast haha.. Listen go back and for breakfast have falafel, 7umous, labneh, zeit & za3tar, cheese, fresh bread and mint tea (I fancy that now lol, I loveeee Arabic breakfasts) and then for dinner have Mansaf.. Sorted :D

Rula said...

:) Naser awal ma toosal 3amman dallak sa7ebha 3ala downtown - Abu jbara w a3teeeeeeeeeeeha 7ommos w falafel :)

Anonymous said...

nasers.bebe yes you do always have the perfect suggestions mashallah 3laiki :P.

apparently you never ate from Hashem, the beauty of it is to be there, taking the order will be emaningless; especially knowing that the falafel mean will not be that hot.

don't worry i will drag him there gsben 3annu hehe

Prudence said...

What is the time difference between Thailand and Jordan?? From experience I can tell you that you will not enjoy any kind of food the first day. One is overwhelmed with happiness and excitment that food might as well be dirt :o Mom used to bring me all kinds of home made mo3ajant and ma3mool to the airport and she'd insist that I eat; which I did and pretended to like it. But it is not until the second day after I'd unpacked and slept that I could taste the food. SO I recommend that you eat something very light or nothing at all and wait till the next day where you can have falafel for breakfast and mansaf for lunch...and perhaps knafeh for dinner?? Yea you might die that night but what the hell, you'd die happy ;)

NasEr said...

bebe.witch :D as Abed said, there is no point of having a Hashim treat on the way ,I want to have it at home,inshalla za3tar w zait ..
we'll go to Hashim later kollna sawa sawa :D

NasEr said...

Summer my dear ,you get a special thanks for being there for me with cooking tips whenever i needed so thank you :)
Ka3ek kan raye7 3an bale,maybe the next morning :D

NasEr said...

LeilaRulaAbed who can't figure out how to have his name hsowing yet lolI'm going homeeeee 1st ,i'll eat wutever is there,and looks like i'm goin with ur plan,hummus falafel breakfast,Mansaf for lunch

NasEr said...

Prudence ... I'll be excited ABOUT the food actually,i lost 13 freakin KGs here I'm willing to put them back on,5 KG in the 1st day :D . but i don't think i'd eat anything at the Airport !!!! thats like torture ,lol,7aram your mom :DD but i can see myself sitting there at my couch -which my lil bro has to give back now :DD- and sipping tea n having breakfast thereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee....27 hrs till take off :o

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