Arabic Food in Jordan - HUGE MAQLUBA (مقلوبة) Upside Down Chicken Rice Platter!

  • Published: 13 April 2016
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    On Day 5 of our trip to Jordan we traveled outside of Amman, first to Dana Village in the Dana Biosphere Reserve. We had an incredible local lunch, and were served a dish called muqlaba, which literally translates to upside down - it was an incredible local meal. Finally, we moved onto Petra, and after checking into our hotel, we went to Petra by Night.

    00:23 Breakfast and Leaving Hotel - To begin the day, I had a quick breakfast as the hotel in Amman, and then we packed everything up and headed off to do some traveling around Jordan. Driving towards the Dana Biosphere Reserve, we took our time, stopping off at a variety of different rest stops. One of the things I grew to love immensely while traveling in Jordan was Arabic coffee, and the good news is that coffee was available at every rest stop along the highway.

    1:41 Maqluba (مقلوبة‎) at Dana Biosphere - The Dana Biosphere is a nature reserve in Jordan. The reserve is home to a variety of different natural environment, and starts on a plateau and descends all the way down in the Wadi Rum valley. The views of the valley were incredible. We continued driving until we reached the Dana Village, located on a hill overlooking the valley - it’s a historic town in Jordan, and they are trying to renovate certain areas of it - it’s an amazing little village. They had set up for us to have a local Jordan food lunch at a home within the village, so after walking around for a little while, we went inside to have lunch. There’s a famous Middle Eastern, Arabic dish, that’s also very common in Jordan called muqluba (مقلوبة‎), which directly translates to upside down. The reason it’s called upside down, or flipped over, is because the dish is cooked in a big pot, with meat and spices, or in this case chicken, topped with rice all in the same pot. When the dish cooks, all the flavors start to mingle and blend to create another incredible dish. When it’s finished cooking, the pot is flipped over onto a tray, so the rice goes to the bottom, while the meat stays on top - that’s the upside down part. After the rice and chicken was flipped onto the tray, it was then topped with lots of chopped up parsley, fried peanuts, and finally some lemon slices for decoration. The dish was incredible, the r

    11:08 Wadi Musa, Movenpick Hotel, Musakhan for dinner - After our incredible lunch at Dana Village, we continued driving. Along the way to Petra, we stopped at Wadi Musa, which is said to be the place where Moses struck the rock and water came out. There was a rock there, and extremely clear water was flowing out. We drove to Movenpick Hotel at Petra, and we checked in. For dinner, we ate at the Movenpick buffet restaurant, and they had a good selection of both Western and Jordanian food. The dish I was most interested in eating was the musakhan, a Jordanian and Palestinian food of bread, chicken and spices, all cooked in lots of olive oil. It was my first time to try it, and I enjoyed it - and I can only imagine how much better it would be home-cooked.

    14:58 Petra By Night - Petra is the most famous attraction in all of Jordan - some people will visit Jordan with a specific purpose to visit the historical city. One company decided to set up candles in paper bags and open Petra by Night, so you can visit the main Treasury at night. Ying and I took the walk, and it was pretty cool, but it was still so dark, that honestly I couldn’t really see anything, and my camera couldn’t really pick up anything as well. So stay tuned for tomorrow’s video where we visited Petra for the entire day!


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Comments • 1 849

  • لو لم أكون مسلما عربيا لوددت أن أكون مسلما عربيا

    ما في أطيب من المأكولات العربية الشامية الفلسطينية والسورية اللبنانية الأردنية العراقية المغربية التونسية 🌼🇵🇸✌🏽

    • qureshi qureshi
      qureshi qureshi  1 days back

      wao amazing foods i really like and hungry see this

      • Neeraj Sethi
        Neeraj Sethi  1 days back

        Brother you are blessed! You are with a gracious Jordian family.. God bless you all!

        • Ross Tafarian
          Ross Tafarian  2 days back

          Cool. Danny Trejo.

          • Solo 000
            Solo 000  5 days back

            I admit, I had prejudice after 9/11/01, but meeting so many people, and their generosity, has changed that over time. food and understanding, that is the key !! We all want the same , happiness for the children, happiness for ourselves, a better life. Great job Mark, and all your friends !!!!!!

            • Suresh K
              Suresh K  6 days back

              Congrats mark recent days I just seen your video's it's very awesome I love it sir keep going with safe cheers you man

              • Mohamed Al Sa3di
                Mohamed Al Sa3di  6 days back

                Dude as an Omani I have to say Maqlooba is the best food in the entire universe

                • Aman Alam
                  Aman Alam  2 weeks back

                  Love you man ❤️

                  • freelancelady
                    freelancelady  2 weeks back

                    I would leave a nice gift for these people who are probably sacrificing the little they have to feed him. I hope he does

                    • freelancelady
                      freelancelady  2 weeks back

                      I would love to visit Petra, I always wanted to see that place especially because it looks so mysterious. A city carved in the desert. Amazing

                      • Nabanita Mondal
                        Nabanita Mondal  3 weeks back

                        It's true the hospitality of a family

                        • Lucine AKA lulu Kazanian


                          • Ma yo
                            Ma yo  3 weeks back

                            This dish is from Palestine exactly Hebron

                            • Abid Kiani
                              Abid Kiani  1 months back


                              • Noman Sajid
                                Noman Sajid  1 months back

                       plz like and share

                                • the gang007
                                  the gang007  1 months back


                                  • damilola okunola
                                    damilola okunola  1 months back

                                    I'm salivating

                                  • moon Ali
                                    moon Ali  1 months back

                                    Ur video I have no words so good too good mark wins

                                    • moon Ali
                                      moon Ali  1 months back

                                      I love jordannnnnn food and tour

                                      • aisha ahmed
                                        aisha ahmed  1 months back

                                        the guy serves you food , i saw him in steven seagal movies 😂😃😄

                                        • anba nandh
                                          anba nandh  2 months back

                                          Mark.. Ur face when taste the food.. M here for tat

                                          • Debbie Povlock
                                            Debbie Povlock  2 months back

                                            What a great day you had. People you encountered seemed so nice and welcomed you. 🙏💜😍🐁

                                            • Merlan Cris Retuerto
                                              Merlan Cris Retuerto  2 months back

                                              100% I agree Jordan food very delicious and yummy, I had a good friend of mine from jordan. He teach me how to cook arabian dish and i really love it. I am filipino work here in Saudi Arabia since 2014 until now. Arabian food the best in the middle east!

                                              • Camille M
                                                Camille M  2 months back

                                                Beautiful place!

                                                • Ryan Neil Lopez
                                                  Ryan Neil Lopez  2 months back

                                                  meron naman mesa bakit sa sahig nya binaliktad yung niluto nya natapon tuloy hahaha

                                                  • tae smellsbad
                                                    tae smellsbad  2 months back

                                                    i need the super accurate recipe

                                                    • mukkilaan
                                                      mukkilaan  2 months back

                                                      Love to jordan from india

                                                      • Ryanavery Ash
                                                        Ryanavery Ash  2 months back

                                                        Oh my golly! I only get glimpses of Arabian dishes on TV and that's just not enough! They look so, SO DELICIOUS 😍😋!! Where can I learn to make this?!

                                                        • Jasmin L.
                                                          Jasmin L.  2 months back

                                                          I had this in Palestine! 😍 It was amaziiiingggg❤️

                                                          • Mom Morgana
                                                            Mom Morgana  2 months back

                                                            I miss all of that food

                                                            • عبدالكريم العلي


                                                              • Kelly Scott
                                                                Kelly Scott  2 months back

                                                                pls give me answers even this vids was see my dad was murdered 2014 and his last album was hard food and was published January 15th 2015 by echo beach ok...

                                                                • Kelly Scott
                                                                  Kelly Scott  2 months back

                                                                  the music introduction is my late dad album hard food dub syndicate Mr weins,how did you got permission to use this tool Sir

                                                                  • Majda Hana
                                                                    Majda Hana  3 months back

                                                                    I live in Jordan 3,years l love it

                                                                    • Fatima Nissa
                                                                      Fatima Nissa  3 months back

                                                                      mashAllah....mark I spent 2 hours everyday on ur vedios,hahaha.....

                                                                      • مجهول مجهول
                                                                        مجهول مجهول  3 months back

                                                                        يسلمو ايديك ابدعت مش اي حد بتزبط معه

                                                                        • Sandeep Purty
                                                                          Sandeep Purty  3 months back

                                                                          Ur expression add extra taste to foods mark 👌🏻😊

                                                                          • Luis German
                                                                            Luis German  3 months back

                                                                            And then you die from heart disease.

                                                                            • Sarah 82
                                                                              Sarah 82  3 months back

                                                                              The rice that fell on the floor will be for the women. Who are not allowed to join the meal. Yes so peaceful 🙄

                                                                              • Jojo Tubishat
                                                                                Jojo Tubishat  2 months back

                                                                                Sarah 82
                                                                                😂😂we have some gays and they are very much alive .. you are mixing all arabe countrys in on bowel .. dump

                                                                              • Sarah 82
                                                                                Sarah 82  2 months back

                                                                                Jojo Tubishat lol!!😂 ok next time you see a honor killing or a gay person killed remember how good you have it

                                                                              • Jojo Tubishat
                                                                                Jojo Tubishat  2 months back

                                                                                Sarah 82
                                                                                You are soooooooooo wrong .. this is dump thing to say beacuse you know nothing about woman life in Jordan .. i think you are a Fox veiwer.. i am jordanian woman and no one will eat the food on the floor .. we live better than your crazy life in the west

                                                                            • phsychomonkey
                                                                              phsychomonkey  3 months back

                                                                              Looks dry

                                                                              • Asif Asif
                                                                                Asif Asif  3 months back

                                                                                Eat. Me more🍗🍴 I wish I with eat you

                                                                                • Yheng Villalobos
                                                                                  Yheng Villalobos  3 months back

                                                                                  Woww looks delicious. So amazing people and dishes

                                                                                  • sonia aguilera
                                                                                    sonia aguilera  3 months back

                                                                                    Saludos desde mi país Chile 🤗

                                                                                    • sonia aguilera
                                                                                      sonia aguilera  3 months back

                                                                                      Realmente fantástico WAUUUUU, la comida los lugares la hospitalidad...

                                                                                      • Top 10
                                                                                        Top 10  3 months back

                                                                                        Did you pay them for their delicious food 💁‍♂️💁‍♂️

                                                                                        • Yo-Fam
                                                                                          Yo-Fam  3 months back

                                                                                          3:00 epic fail

                                                                                          • Sing Yang
                                                                                            Sing Yang  3 months back

                                                                                            Mark...if u do not want to eat anymore..leave some food on ur plate

                                                                                            • Amina Anjum
                                                                                              Amina Anjum  3 months back

                                                                                              Amazing hospitality ❤️. Muslims always loves sharing food.