Traditional Tripoli Food
Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Tripoli is complete without tasting the traditional Tripoli food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Tripoli to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.
- Eijjat Kausa: courgette fritters.
- Hassa: tomato-based gravy.
- Kammon Hoot: a spice blend.
- Kara'a: pumpkin dip.
- Khalyat al Lahm: fried lamb.
- Kronb Mbatan: lamb and cauliflower patties.
- Leka'ek: a type of shortbread, made of flour, baking powder, and olive oil.
- Shakshooka: an egg and chilli dish.
- Usban: sausage, stuffed with a mixture of rice and herbs, as well as lamb and chopped liver and heart.
- Z'ummeeta: a doughy dish eaten served with olive oil and chili sauce.
- Asharbal Leebiya: soup of lamb with spices, pasta and chilli powder.
- Sharbat Adas: brown lentil soup.
- Sharbat Dajaaj: chicken soup.
- Sharbat Hilba: fenugreek soup.
- Sharbat Khodaar: vegetable soup.
- Sharbat Libya: lamb-based soup with pasta in a tomato and lemon juice broth.
- Sharbat Ramadan: ramadan soup.
- Shorbat bil Hoot: fish soup.
- Xarba Arbija: beef and vegetable soup with lentils and and chickpeas.
- Libyan Eggplant salad: eggplant, garlic, slices of white bread, lemon juice, olive oil, onion, parsley, pepper, salt, black and green olives.
- Libyan Olive Salad: black and green olives, lemon, parsley, paprika, chili powder, garlic cloves, cumin, olive oil.
- Libyan Summer Salad: tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, green olives, green chili pepper, salt, olive oil, water.
- Salata Mashwia: baked green bell pepper salad.
- Bazeen: an amazing dish most often made from barley.
- Bsisa: is a typical North African food, based on flour of roasted barley.
- Charouf bil Pisselli o Chedra: lamb with kishke and peas.
- Couscous: made of braised lamb, with steamed buckwheat, vegetables, and dried fruits.
- Dajaj Maghli: fried chicken.
- Daurade aux Citrons Confits: gilt-head bream with preserved lemons.
- Dolma Mshakla: vegetables filled with a mix of lamb and rice.
- Fakhthat Karoof Fil Forn: roast leg of lamb.
- Fetat Fuul: bean stew.
- Filfil Harr Mahshi bil Hoot: baked chillies with a filling of fish, coriander and tomatoes.
- Haraimi: spicy fish.
- Hasaa Lawsa: beans and dried meat stew.
- Khalyat Alkadba wal Gholoob: fried liver and heart.
- Kifta Lil Atfaal: cinnamon meatballs.
- Kusksu: beef and vegetable stew in a tomato-based sauce.
- Lebrak: vine leaves stuffed with a mixture of rice, tomato pure, herbs, spices, garlic, a bit of salt, and either small pieces of meat or mince.
- Madammas Aljazar: a mashed potatoes and carrots dish.
- Magluba: upside-down rice and eggplant casserole.
- Mb'atten: stuffed potatoes.
- Mbekbka: macaroni.
- Megetta': thick spaghetti.
- Rishtat Borma: a stew made with beans and dried meat.
- Ruzz bil Khaloot: rice with liver and almonds.
- Ruzz Jaari: jaari rice.
- Tabahij: a vegetarian dish made with eggplants, tomatoes, potatoes and courgettes.
- Tabeekha Yahni: lamb and vegetable stew.
- Tabikha bil Houmous: chicken with chickpeas.
- Tabikha Bil Karrate: leek and beef stew.
- Tajeen: potatoes, onions, minced meat, garlic, chili, turmeric, salt and curry powder, eggs, mozzarella cheese.
- Tajeen Lahm Fil Forn: a tomato-based lamb stew.
- Torshi: a mashed potatoes and squash dish.
- Asida: cooked wheat flour lump of dough, served with syrup.
- Baked Apples with Cream Cheese and Honey: apples cooked in sugar syrup and filled with cream cheese and honey.
- Basboosa: semolina cake.
- Gharaiba bil Laoz: crescent biscuits.
- Gharniat: pastries filled with almonds.
- Ghrayba: pastries garnished with blanched almonds.
- Ka'ak: is the Arabic word for "cake", and can refer to several different types of baked goods.
- Kaak Halkoom: gazelle horn pastries.
- Kaak Lebi Hilw: orange and cumin biscuits.
- Magrood: date-filled cookies.
- Mhalbiya: rice pudding.
- Rub: a thick dark brown, very sweet syrup extracted from dates or carob.
- Safra: semolina and date cake.
- Sfenz: almond doughnuts.
- Zlabia: piped doughnuts.
- Batata Mbattina: lamb and potato sandwich.
- M'chaqub: matzoh stuffed with a mix of cheese, feta and egg.
- Boureek: baked or fried filled pastry.
- Kufta: kofta kebab with minced meat.
- Kufta Hoot: kofta kebab with minced fish.
- Bin Ghashir: sparkling mineral water.
- Kawther Cola: soft drink.
- Libyan tea: thick beverage, usually served with mint or peanuts.
- Nescafe: coffee.
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