Vegan in Bahrain

Still catching up on travel postings, here’s my thoughts on traveling to Bahrain. First, because the country has influence from mediterranean places I wasn’t concerned at all prior to travel. There are many individuals that are expats from India and The Philippines so the cuisine is very diverse.

The first thing I tried was a traditional Arabic breakfast.

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Now I did request that it came without the cheese, but it came anyways. The main dish is called medames, which is a bean lentil type soup. It was absolutely to die for. The breakfast itself came with dates, olives, bread, labneh, halloumi, and medames. This is pretty much what I ate every morning (sans dairy products).

I also tried something called poori bhaji which is a type of pancakes that comes with a sweet curry sauce.

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Most of my other meals consisted of lentil soup and hummus.

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Overall it was fairly easy finding something to eat within my dietary restraints. I did learn that vegan isn’t part of the cuisine lingo, mostly people say vegetarian non dairy when ordering a meal.

Watermelon Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

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Here’s a nice refreshing salad for the upcoming hot summer months. Its super simple and I find that the watermelon takes away some of the butter flavor of raw Kale. This posting is mainly for the dressing I made

Salad Ingredients
• chopped Kale
• sliced watermelon
• chopped walnuts

Dressing Ingredients
• spoonful of tahini
• 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
• 1/8 cup water
• 3 – 4 raspberries

Directions
• Blend all dressing ingredients together until smooth and top your salad! Viola!