Oman Diaries: Foodie times at Kargeen Cafe!

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22nd Aug 2015

Isn’t that yummilicious?

Photo of Oman Diaries: Foodie times at Kargeen Cafe! by Aseem Rastogi

Does it remind you of Aladdin's lamp?

Photo of Oman Diaries: Foodie times at Kargeen Cafe! by Aseem Rastogi

Lovely decor…

Photo of Oman Diaries: Foodie times at Kargeen Cafe! by Aseem Rastogi

The sitting area at the reception.

Photo of Oman Diaries: Foodie times at Kargeen Cafe! by Aseem Rastogi

The entrance to a lovely Arabian experience..

Photo of Oman Diaries: Foodie times at Kargeen Cafe! by Aseem Rastogi

The traditional seating area.

Photo of Oman Diaries: Foodie times at Kargeen Cafe! by Aseem Rastogi

In Arabic, Kargeen refers to a quaint wooden cottage. First established in 1997 in the posh locality of Madinat Al Sultan Qaboos, Kargeen Cafe has come a long way with many more outlets having sprung up around Muscat in the years hence.

It’s wooden furniture, the ethnic decor and the lovely rugs give it a truly traditional feel.

After reaching our hotel – Radisson Blu in Al Khuwair, we freshened up and set out for the first Arabic experience of our trip. Kargeen is hidden behind a few trees and this peaceful location is what takes the experience up by several notches.

The lunch was lined up as a buffet and I must say this is one of the best Arabic food experiences I have ever had. Falafel, Shawarma, Sheesh Tawook, Khubz, numerous salads, Chicken Biryani, different kinds of Hummus and I can go on and on. And to top it off, the refreshing mint drink.  Moreover, as we were tired from the early morning flights, this was the perfect energizer and a precursor to the exciting trip that awaited us.

And finally, after a lip smacking lunch and some interesting conversations with the other bloggers (Manjulika, Mithun) and our tour guide who joined us, we got up to leave. 

Note: This experience is part of the 5-day trip organized for three bloggers by Ministry of Tourism, Oman & Indiblogger from 25th October to 30th October 2014.

This blog was first published on Transition of Thoughts.

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