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 • 1 918

  • ilian shterev
    ilian shterev  일 전

    Danny Trejo serving you?=]

    • Grace Tenedero
      Grace Tenedero  2 일 전

      Bless the People of Jordan!

      • Akriti Bhurtel
        Akriti Bhurtel  2 일 전

        I loved the hospitality and people.So kind,loving and generous people❤❤

        • Ijun m
          Ijun m  4 일 전


          • Faris Hamarneh
            Faris Hamarneh  5 일 전

            Please note how in Jordanian culture the host did nit eat with his guests Denoting that the entire meal is for them and he is there to guarantee they are properly taken care of

            • Ashlee Norton
              Ashlee Norton  5 일 전

              Good looks delicious

              • Relatora
                Relatora  9 일 전

                You are an awesome guy Mark. I love how a great addition to the planet you are

                • No No
                  No No  10 일 전


                  • Ryu X Alexei
                    Ryu X Alexei  11 일 전

                    Woww.. just looking at you eating them all makes me hungry, but I just had my dinner.

                    • Thailand ไทยแลนด์

                      I like your videos a lot like I have traveled around the world.

                      • Almas Bashir
                        Almas Bashir  14 일 전


                        • Derek B
                          Derek B  15 일 전

                          NO words can describe how grateful and filled with joy this content makes my soul. Thank, just thank you...the wife, Mikkah, and Joel when he's around....Tytyty

                          • Deborah Percy
                            Deborah Percy  16 일 전

                            Mark can eat to be such a small man

                            • Celida Zuniga
                              Celida Zuniga  17 일 전

                              Beside Petra where u learn lot of biblical history don't forget to visit Wadi ram desert. Love Jordan

                              • Celida Zuniga
                                Celida Zuniga  17 일 전

                                I had been in Jordan twice, it's a beautiful country,.Jordanian very helpful with the tourists , food excellent very tasty, children very polite, in Petra you will lot of history amazing Jordan.

                                • Lina Ahmed AbuHamra
                                  Lina Ahmed AbuHamra  24 일 전

                                  it is a palestinian dish, the Maqluba

                                  • Laurene Bohall
                                    Laurene Bohall  25 일 전

                                    Mark, I love your videos, you are the best travel guy I've ever seen, and I've watched them all. Your very precise pronunciation is adorable and VERY MUCH appreciated. Keep up your good work, I'm sure your fan base will just continue to explode.😀😳

                                    • JR
                                      JR  25 일 전

                                      Mmmm, that looks so good. The hospitality was very generous, what a wonderful family to welcome you into their home.

                                      • Carolina Leger
                                        Carolina Leger  29 일 전

                                        I can't stop watching your show you make me addict, but in the good way. You so humble, your eyes reflect your soul.Your parent and your wife should be very proud of you. Really really good guys.

                                        • Salima Abu Zayed
                                          Salima Abu Zayed  개월 전

                                          Thank you @Mark_Wiens to showing people my favorite dish #Maglouba and for showing our beautiful lovely country ❤️ #Jordan. You are more than welcome any time to visit Jordan.

                                          • Roni Richmond
                                            Roni Richmond  개월 전

                                            👋Mark&Ying... the essence of Christ in Jordan bought tears 2 my soul. The upside down dish a masterpiece, bread, all the food, tours, & guests... MIRACULOUS! 🙏

                                            • Ehab Hassaan
                                              Ehab Hassaan  개월 전

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                                              • U are Cute
                                                U are Cute  개월 전

                                                🥺🤤🤤 I love my country 😍🥰

                                                • ameen ihsan
                                                  ameen ihsan  개월 전

                                                  Mark u r not allowing me to study....😋 my exam is coming but I am still travelling with u.🤩🤗😅

                                                  • yunas saxer
                                                    yunas saxer  개월 전

                                                    great food!

                                                    • Sunil Lazar
                                                      Sunil Lazar  개월 전


                                                      • Sunil Lazar
                                                        Sunil Lazar  개월 전

                                                        A ONE LINER FOR JORDANIAN CUISINE, ' HUGE ON TASTE. HUGE IN SIZE'.

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                                                          • Shawn Williams
                                                            Shawn Williams  개월 전

                                                            My boss is from Jordan he is the most genuinely giving person in the world. Even if he doesn't need me to work he pays me to come in and learn he is an HVAC specialist. But when we go anywhere he refuses for anyone to pay. And he loves to cook for me and his friends in his oven especially his famous lamb. Khalid Hejazzin and Arabic people are so nice it's crazy.

                                                            • Estefanía
                                                              Estefanía  개월 전

                                                              Why is the woman not showing herself surely she is the cook of the food

                                                              • Qisa Taste
                                                                Qisa Taste  개월 전

                                                                Loved your Tshirt too.

                                                                • Elijah Effron
                                                                  Elijah Effron  개월 전


                                                                  • Lorenna
                                                                    Lorenna  개월 전

                                                                    ❤❤❤🤗 kindness, strength and the sweetest hearts in the world. The true meaning of islam. My muslim fam are the sweetest people i have ever met, my auntie feeds me until i legit explife she'd give me the food off if her plate if she needed. I can never let anyone speak badly on islam for this reason

                                                                    • Mustafa Dar
                                                                      Mustafa Dar  개월 전

                                                                      MashaAllah looks and smells amazing!

                                                                      • mostafa almahasneh
                                                                        mostafa almahasneh  개월 전

                                                                        Welcome to jordan

                                                                        • Hithame Alaghbary
                                                                          Hithame Alaghbary  개월 전

                                                                          شكرن اصحاب 🇯🇴

                                                                          • jafar jafari
                                                                            jafar jafari  개월 전

                                                                            Watching this at 3:30 in the morning... There is No open resturant now😞

                                                                            • Galant Go Studio
                                                                              Galant Go Studio  개월 전

                                                                              ازكى اكلة بالعالم المقلوبة بلا منسف بلا ملوخية بلا قررررف بعد المقلوبة مافي طبخة

                                                                              • Giannis Freak
                                                                                Giannis Freak  개월 전

                                                                                Mark how comes you are thin? according to my calculations you should had been rather overweight.

                                                                                • YasmineJasmine
                                                                                  YasmineJasmine  개월 전

                                                                                  This is all Arabs keep spooning food on your plate until you walk out the door.... especially if you like it, they will give the shirt off their back if you say it’s nice....

                                                                                  • xaraty essence
                                                                                    xaraty essence  개월 전

                                                                                    узбекский плов-самое вкусное блюдо с рисом!! ты согласен Марк?)

                                                                                    • saul moncada
                                                                                      saul moncada  개월 전

                                                                                      Lots of love to my Arab brothers I enjoyed your cuisine when I was stationed in Iraq 🇮🇶 in the US Army I’m Hispanic always love one another no matter the race religion because we’re all human lots of love to my Arab brothers plus I’m a father to half Lebanese children 😊😊from Mexico 🇲🇽 and USA 🇺🇸

                                                                                      • Cotton Tail
                                                                                        Cotton Tail  2 개월 전

                                                                                        The bread pudding!! Ok I’m making this for my boys ! I work in a all boys children’s home and yeah this is great!!! Be blessed

                                                                                        • Nesabor Ali
                                                                                          Nesabor Ali  2 개월 전

                                                                                          I promise to who ever reads this that the moment I saw this video of Mark's my mouth was dribbling I was so hungry ..the food looks so delicious

                                                                                          • Sally K
                                                                                            Sally K  2 개월 전

                                                                                            Mark tell me something with all this food you have been eating and my gosh you’re so slim 😩 what’s your secret? I love seeing your traveling around the world 🌎 showing your Audience what life is and how to enjoy life.

                                                                                            • Jimbobeatty
                                                                                              Jimbobeatty  2 개월 전

                                                                                              too bad he dropped a full plate portion on the floor...hope a puppy got it!

                                                                                              • Jasmin Al Yaman
                                                                                                Jasmin Al Yaman  2 개월 전

                                                                                                Mouth watering maqloobeh.. .my God much I missed this food

                                                                                                • Rizvi Sarmad
                                                                                                  Rizvi Sarmad  2 개월 전

                                                                                                  Lovely food

                                                                                                  • Neelofer Syed
                                                                                                    Neelofer Syed  2 개월 전

                                                                                                    Mark i just love the way you express abt the food thats so intresting 👍👍💖💖

                                                                                                    • Alshimaa Ibrahim
                                                                                                      Alshimaa Ibrahim  2 개월 전

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                                                                                                      • Gedi Nixan
                                                                                                        Gedi Nixan  2 개월 전

                                                                                                        How can he be so slim and eat so much food and stuff :-( unfair

                                                                                                        • SANEESH K
                                                                                                          SANEESH K  2 개월 전

                                                                                                          Is that biriyani

                                                                                                          • لو لم أكون مسلما عربيا لوددت أن أكون مسلما عربيا

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

                                                                                                            • waqas qureshi
                                                                                                              waqas qureshi  2 개월 전

                                                                                                              wao amazing foods i really like and hungry see this

                                                                                                              • Neeraj Sethi
                                                                                                                Neeraj Sethi  2 개월 전

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

                                                                                                                • Ross Tafarian
                                                                                                                  Ross Tafarian  2 개월 전

                                                                                                                  Cool. Danny Trejo.

                                                                                                                  • Solo 000
                                                                                                                    Solo 000  2 개월 전

                                                                                                                    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  2 개월 전

                                                                                                                      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  2 개월 전

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

                                                                                                                        • Aman Alam
                                                                                                                          Aman Alam  2 개월 전

                                                                                                                          Love you man ❤️

                                                                                                                          • freelancelady
                                                                                                                            freelancelady  2 개월 전

                                                                                                                            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 개월 전

                                                                                                                              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  2 개월 전

                                                                                                                                It's true the hospitality of a family

                                                                                                                                • Lucine AKA LUCY Kazanian
                                                                                                                                  Lucine AKA LUCY Kazanian  2 개월 전


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                                                                                                                                        the gang007  3 개월 전


                                                                                                                                        • damilola okunola
                                                                                                                                          damilola okunola  3 개월 전

                                                                                                                                          I'm salivating

                                                                                                                                          • damilola okunola
                                                                                                                                            damilola okunola  3 개월 전

                                                                                                                                            How can one make money from watching videos

                                                                                                                                            • moon Ali
                                                                                                                                              moon Ali  3 개월 전

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

                                                                                                                                              • moon Ali
                                                                                                                                                moon Ali  3 개월 전

                                                                                                                                                I love jordannnnnn food and tour

                                                                                                                                                • aisha ahmed
                                                                                                                                                  aisha ahmed  3 개월 전

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

                                                                                                                                                  • anba nandh
                                                                                                                                                    anba nandh  3 개월 전

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

                                                                                                                                                    • Debbie Povlock
                                                                                                                                                      Debbie Povlock  3 개월 전

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

                                                                                                                                                      • Merlan Cris Retuerto
                                                                                                                                                        Merlan Cris Retuerto  3 개월 전

                                                                                                                                                        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  4 개월 전

                                                                                                                                                          Beautiful place!