One of the best meals ever...no, since I have eaten at five star restaurants in cities around the world. But one of the best native dishes presented with a phenomenal assortment of mezze...definitely.
I had heard about magloubeh and didn't want to leave Jordan without having it. Our very accommodating and wonderful guide Aladdin Husien who works for Nebo Tours arranged the meal for our small group. We had an array of salads, hummus, and vegetables presented as we waited for the main dish. Good thing we paced ourselves. The magloubeh (the name of which means upside down) was presented to us ceremoniously. The waiter flipped it over and we dug in to the rice, chicken, vegetables and spices. We could not find the bottom of the plate...though we tried awfully hard.Delicious. We topped the meal off with some fruit and hot tea. The dinner gave us the strength to tackle the hike at Petra the next day.