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Sudanese Cafeteria | Falafel | Karama

Have you tried Falafel? If not, you should! You don’t want to miss one of the most famous dishes in the Arab world.


Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both. Falafel is a traditional Arab food, usually served in a pita, which acts as a pocket, or wrapped in a flatbread known as lafa. The falafel balls are topped with salads, pickled vegetables, hot sauce, and drizzled with tahini-based sauces. Falafel balls may also be eaten alone as a snack or served as part of a meze.

I got to try Sudanese food for the second time in the small cafeteria Foul Umdurman in Karama – just down the road from Bikarnevala. A simple cafeteria that offers a variety of mainly Sudanese dishes.  We noticed that customers usually order for take away, some vehicles are even stopping by to order Falafel sandwich – perfect for anyone who is always on the go. They serve orders very quick , it’s no wonder the place is a very convenient option.

Foul Umdurman Cafeteria - Sudanese Food

We were served hot Falafel balls, Ful medames (cooked and mashed fava beans served with olive oil, chopped parsley, cheese, garlic, and lemon juice) and Soujouk (a dry spicy sausage)

We only paid 25 dirhams, the food was very tasty and we were so full. Amazing isn’t it?

Sudanese Food Dubai
Ful medames


So if you guys want to explore or sink your teeth into a different cuisine, just head to Karama and you will get fantastic options from Chinese to Arabic to Indonesian and African – you name it, it’s got it.



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