Food and Drink in Kurdistan, Iraq


Fresh herbs are the essence of Kurdish cuisine. People also love to cook with an abundance of vegetables. Lamb and chicken are the primary meats but beef is also popular. A typical Kurdish breakfast is flat or raised bread with honey, delicious sheep or buffalo yogurt, and a glass of refreshing black tea. Savory dishes are usually served with rice or flatbread. Kebabs are a popular way to serve meat and chicken. Lamb, vegetables or beans are simmered in tomato sauce or in meat juices to make delicate stews that are usually served with rice or cracked wheat. In the spring and summer, salads and fresh herbs are often on the dinner table. Kurds also make with meat. Many types of kofta and kubba – dumplings filled Black, sweetened tea is Kurdistan’s favorite drink. The black tea goes perfectly with klicha, which are date or walnut-filled cookies often prepared for religious festivals. The Kurdistan Region has fertile soil and a hot summer climate ideal for growing grapes, as well as pomegranate, fig, and walnut orchards. The Region’s honey has a clear light taste and is often sold in the honeycomb. Kurdistan also produces excellent sheep, goat and buffalo dairy products, such as soft and hard cheeses, yogurt and keshk. These are produced in small quantities in rural communities and are much sought after.

Traditional cuisines


You can enjoy traditional Kurdish food without the use of a fork or spoon (it’s all up to you). If you want to try it, notice that you should not use the left hand! Use only the right hand! It is derived from the Islamic habits, and as we previously mentioned foods are kebab, tekkah (roast meat), rouz & maraq (rice & broth), Quzi, Biryani, Baja ( trotters, head and shoulders) and kaftah are The most famous Kurdish foods that you can enjoy with a variety of appetizers like tabboleh, Homs tehena, salads.. etc.

The Food Market in the Kurdistan Region Iraq appetizing good, where restaurants offer a wide range of diverse flavors with reasonable prices.