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Day 100: Jordan

Dec 13, 11:58 AM

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For what promises to be the final double-dip in Man Bites World (remember— it’s about the dish, not the restaurant), we return to Sham in Santa Monica today to eat their Friday special— Jordanian mansaf. They don’t serve the most truly traditional version at Sham, because it would be basically impossible in a small restaurant. Ordinarily, it’s a massive, communal dish that’s meant to fulfill the needs of quite a few people. The basis of the dish, essentially, is lamb meat cooked in a sauce made from fermented, then dried yogurt. But rather than served on a bed of rice on top of a giant flatbread, at Sham, it is served simply on rice, in a bowl.


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