Cake, Ice, Sweets & Treats

The most common Arabic/Jordanian sweets are probably Kunafeh, Baklawa, Warabat, and Ma'amoul of all kinds. There is probably much more and it is usually really good. Kunafeh Kunafeh is a mix of cheese, sweet fried rice noodles, sugar syrup, and mixed nuts. The best Kunafeh is to be found at Jabri, Habiba, Nafisa, or Sahel Al-Akhdar. All of …

Bakeries in Amman

A plate with baked Manakeesh

Here is a list of my favorite bakeries in Amman. Some of them are traditional as Sufra Bakery in Swefiah, some more experimental such as Foron Rex or Boutique Bakery, and some international (German Bakery, Crumz) as well as a mix of local and international offers (Bakery at Centro Supermarket). I do really like the …

Drinks

Tea - شاي Tea is a very common drink for all kinds of occasions. It is either served in a cup or more often in a short, small glass without handle called "Istikan", probably derived from East-Tea-Can. Some Arabs drink tea extremely dark, here in Jordan they tend to add a lot of sugar. When …

Money and Banking

Currency, Cash, and Cards In Jordan the currency is called Jordanian Dinar, often shorted to JD and even Arabic speaking people often say "JayDee". The official currency abbreviation is JOD. The currency is broken down into 1000 fils with coins of 50, 100, 250, and 500 fils, while 50 fils is also 5 piaster and …