All right check it out guys It’s Trevor James in Dubai, Super pumped bright and early. We are going right away to a full Yemeni, Mandi goat platter. Let’S go check it out, guys

( upbeat music, ) You’re gon na get hungry in this video because today we’re super lucky to have Mr. Mohammad Nasser Alkoudah, owner of Maraheb restaurant in Dubai, bringing us in to see the full making of Yemen’s most famous dishes like full Mandi, goat Mandi, chicken, Mandi Barbecue chicken Mullawah Yemeni, bread, Haneedh, lamb, Saltah, Fahssa, veal, stew and more, Let’s eat We’re here bright and early at Maraheb restaurant and we are gon na, go see the full making of this Mandi Hi Mohammed

Nice to see you Nice to see you again Happy to see you Happy to see you


[ Trevor ], So you made the longest line of Mandi in the world. Two Guinness world records here Largest display of Mandi 4,888, Was that 4,888 portions? Yes,

Wow And we are going into the kitchen – This is gon na, be my first time ever seeing and tasting a Yemeni Mandi dish, Hey guys, how’s it going ( speaking foreign language ), Oh head chef,

Hi, sir, how are you ( speaking foreign language ), Not bad [, Trevor ], Oh, and here comes the prized possession the full goat amazing. So this is gon na be for the whole Yemeni goat platter. Exactly

Wow Wow and here’s the Yemeni spices

[ Mohammed ] Exactly [ Trevor ], Oh wow, It’s like the Yemeni masala

[ Mohammed ], Exactly cardamom oil, [ Trevor ], Cardamom, Salt, Salt, [ Trevor ], Turmeric,

Wow, look at the spices in there. You can actually see, I think, there’s caraway seeds in there too [ Mohammed ], Exactly yeah [ Trevor ]. Oh it smells amazing. You can smell cumin ( speaking foreign language, )

Oh look at that full goat platter. This is amazing, and this is a Yemeni dish cooked over a bed of fragrant . Look at this guys that aroma is just out of this world.

Oh nice – And this is gon na go over tons of and Mohammed, is gon na show us the full process.

Oh there it is so full marinade now Yeah look at that Finished. So it’s got the caraway. It’S got: cumin turmeric, salt, pepper, coriander seeds and it looks amazing. Thank you for showing us Mohammed

Sure absolutely [ Trevor ], Okay, and then here we go. The full goat is going on to this tray Here it goes guys into the oven. So Mohammed was just explaining. This is to replace the traditional underground pit that these were made in

Oh and look at this: what’s this here, [ Mohammed ], This is the chicken we call it Madhbi

[ Trevor ] Madhbi chicken [ Mohammed ], Madhbi chicken, it’s like barbecue chicken And also we have the one which is boneless

We usually call it ( speaking foreign language, ), ( speaking foreign language ), but like in our middle nations, [ Trevor ] Wow. Oh my [ Mohammed ]. So this is the chicken Mandi oven, [ Trevor ] Chicken Mandi. Oh, let’s take a look.

[ Mohammed ], You will like it [ Trevor ] Wow, look at that Chicken Mandi. So this is like a Yemeni chicken [ Mohammed ], Absolutely, and it’s done by Yemeni chefs [ Trevor ] Done by Yemen. Chefs

So chef here is from Yemen, you’re good name, Name, Mohad, Mohad nice to meet you [ Trevor ] And your good name. Padhur

Padhur, So this is the secret Yemeni chicken recipe

Mandi chicken Mandi chicken – Oh my goodness, and look at all these spices for the Yemeni, chicken and Yemeni goat

So we’ve got cumin, we’ve got cloves different types of pepper and masala Tons of local spices. We’Ve got turmeric, it’s all here, And we’ve been waiting two hours now and the Yemeni Mandi full goat is ready. Let’S take a look, Oh here we go. This is it two hours: Oh there, it is wow

Look at that it looks so soft Wow and then this goes on top of the [ Mohammed ] Yeah. It’S going to be on top of the rice On top of the Yemeni style, Exactly we do it just now.

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[ Trevor, ], Okay and then Mohammed. These up here are these. Like the leg pieces, This is the lamp piece Different parts. Different parts Lets take the rice out. Let’S look at the rice,

Yeah here we go whoa look at the color on that. It’S huge it’s so steaming fresh and hot, and look at all the spices on there. Oh and he’s going to mix it up. So what sort of spices go into this Wow? Look at that mixing it up.

You can see: oh there’s a little bit of a tomato on top ( metal banging ). We call it the chutney

[ Trevor ], Oh the chutney, look at that ( metal, stirer, banging ), So chef. What sort of ingredients are in here? Maybe you can ask

( speaking, foreign language, ) Cumin – Oh, this is the serving This is going to be for us right here. Look at this! This is for our Yemeni Mandi platter. Oh, oh, oh! Look at that! Wow

This is all for the Yemeni platter, the Mandi platter. Oh my goodness, look at the spices in there Wow it smells incredible. You can smell tomato. You can smell the oh, the turmeric, aroma, Oh, and look. How he’s just dancing with the rice Just making the rice fly so elegantly?

Wow and look at the spices in there

You can see the cloves, you can see the tomato and you can smell, the bay leaves – And this is all for the Mandi Platter. Yeah Awesome.

Oh my here it is look at that And the full goat is going to go on top of that beautiful. Oh, the onions, [ Mohammed ] Onion and like –, The fried onion Exactly

Oh and then raisins we’ve got dried raises on there.

Okay and then here comes our goat. Look at this wow, it’s huge Okay! Here we go the Yemeni goat platter. Oh look at that. Oh it looks so juicy

How old is this goat? It’S a baby, goat, It’s a baby goat. All of them are baby goats. We don’t get the big ones. [ Trevor ], More juicy.

[ Mohammed ], Especially for the whole meat thing,

We are getting the smallest one, [ Trevor ]. That’S amazing! Look at the oh — [, Mohammed ]! You can see how thin is the bones are [ Trevor ]? Oh, it’s so beautiful, Oh, my goodness, and then fresh tomatoes, onions and lemons. On top. Look at that, it’s so beautiful

Decorated so nicely, thank you Mohammed for showing us this incredible Yemeni Mandi. It’S so beautiful. Look at all the spices on there. So we’ve got the raisins. We’Ve got the onion. We’Ve got the lemon carrots and then this is like a Yemeni rice right, Sella rice,

Sella rice, Sella rice, but the way of the cooking that you can cook many things with sella rice,

The way of Yemeni cooking is this Beautiful and I just love how it’s covered in so many spices, Okay and then next step. You were saying we’re going to make a special dish here. Right,

So what are we going to be making here? We called it Saltah, Fahssa, Saltah Fahssa, Oh man, and look at this we’re going to get a. This is a veal dish, Yemeni veal dish with lots of spices, There’s tomato and onion

There’S sweet green bell, pepper, It looks pretty good, doesn’t it Ting? Oh there it is wow finished And this is the bread station over here right, [, Mohammed ]. We demonstrate something for you.

[ Trevor ], Oh wow, look at these giant tandoors super hot, Oh and here’s, the bread Beautiful it looks like a cinnamon bun like all whirled up. Look at that

So it’s made into a big naan look at that skill: wow ( bread, slapping ). Oh I’ve, never seen a bread making like this

Okay, a little oil, Oh wow, and then some seeds. These are the Epazote seeds, Epazote, yeah, Wow and right in there. Look at that.

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Oh, it’s a thin long circular bread Just look at that bread. It’S just getting golden brown Here. It comes perfectly golden brown And there it is look at that Yemeni flatbread. Oh my! It smells fantastic. Thank you very much.

Oh and what’s this here, This is Haneeth Haneeth [, Mohammed ] Yeah. We have ribs and shoulders

[ Trevor ], Oh lamb, ribs and lamb shoulder

After this we just take it to the tandoor — To the tandoor. Yeah just to get a little bit crispy and then we serve it to the customers [ Trevor ]. Oh wow, you can smell the cardamom in there, Oh and there it goes. This is a haneedh [, Mohammed ], Haneedh yeah

[ Trevor ], Oh into the tandoor, look at that right at the bottom And the flame goes up. So you get the crispy without losing that juiciness. It will get naturally crispy from the tandoor Exactly

[ Trevor ], Okay, here it comes Whoa, look at that, so it’s first stewed and then it’s put in the tandoor looks good Number one Number one [ Trevor ]! Thank you!

Thank you very much Mohammed for showing us that, Thanks for coming [ Trevor ], It’s a beautiful, beautiful scene to witness. Let’S take the shoes off and look at this traditional Yemeni seating area, You can sit on the floor and enjoy your full goat, Mandi

Awesome and we got the giant giant flat bread here and let’s wait for that. Mandi, Oh and here it comes wow. Look at the size!

Oh my, it’s a massive beauty. Look at that, thank you, Vas. That’s the Yemeni Mandi full goat platter.

Amazing, this is so beautiful. And what an honor to have witness the whole experience, guys, Mohammed was saying that they will be able to donate to charity whatever we don’t finish. Obviously, I’m not going to eat a whole goat here today. So I think I’m just going to take a leg piece, put it on my plate and then we can do some good and give the rest of charity, look at that. So this is a traditional Yemeni Mandi Platter, right?

So it’s for a lot of the time for celebrations like weddings and — – Any kind of gatherings we can have this.

– Actually the goat gets smaller as it gets juicier in the oven. So you really just get the pure, juicy meat and look at all the spices on there. So how would you normally eat this with hands or — – Yeah, go head, go head, go head. – Is that how it’s done?

– Yeah. – Just take a leg. Ooh, oh, look at that, look at that, it just comes right off. Just put that on the place there. And then look at that giant bread.

That was an amazing thing to see how he was just slapping it. He’s still professional, making that bread. Oh wow, bubbling. And then here’s the special Yemeni veal dish.

Oh, it’s just like a stone pot.

– [Mohammed] It is a real stone. – [Trevor] And you were saying these are imported from Yemen. – [Mohammed] Yeah, they engrave it there and buy it from them. – [Trevor] And they’re quite rare. – [Mohammed] Well, it’s tough to get them.

– [Trevor] Tough to get them. Oh, look at the tender chunks of veal in there. You can see the green bell peppers. You can smell the aroma from the tomatoes. Oh, that is amazing.

And you eat that with the bread. – [Mohammed] With the bread. These two are going to be with the bread. – [Trevor] Wow, oh, thank you Mohammed. Oh, and that’s the rice.

– [Mohammed] So we are doing this just, we don’t want to touch the whole lamp for donation as per your request, but usually we have it directly from the big — – From the big tray, thanks Mohammed. So what are these three sauces here? – [Mohammed] This is yogurt and cucumber, This is a mix of a tomato sauce. This is tomato sauce with cheese. – [Trevor] Tomato and cheese.

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So this is the yogurt with cucumber you were saying. And you can just pour it on the rice? Just for the first bite, take a little bit.

Ooh, there it is, look at that, yogurt, cucumber. So it’s going to be cooling and refreshing.

Let’s try it out. Oh, mm, oh, that is delicious. Oh wow, that rice is so aromatic, it’s really light. I like that, it’s like a light, spiced Yemeni Mandi dish. It’s more like a light aromatic, I guess the tomatoes and all of those spices in there that really make it easy to eat.

And then the goat meat, this just so juicy and soft. And I love how it’s just, all of the spices are really subtle, so it’s smooth and it just goes down easy. And then you’ve got the sweetness from the raisins and the aromatics from the onions and then that yogurt and cucumber is cooling.

So it’s a lot in one bite. It’s just like a full mouth enjoyment there.

Thanks Mohammed. – Your welcome. – And next up, so you’re saying this can go on the rice as well? – [Mohammed] You can have it with rice. You can have it with the bread.

– [Trevor] That looks amazing. Dubai has so much and so many cultures that I’m just learning about. You guys got to come to Dubai and try all these flavors. There’s so much here. Oh, and here’s the bread, super hot bread.

– Is so crispy. – And hot. (bread crackling) – Wow. Thank you Mohammed and it can go right on here, right? Oh, that’s beautiful.

Let’s try it out, so this dish name is — – Saltah Fahssa. – Saltah Fahssa, let’s try it out. Oh, that is fantastic. Wow, that is out of this world, delicious. So aromatic with tomatoes, onions and the veal.

It’s like a rich veal stew, so nice. And the stone part probably gives it more flavor, right? – More flavor and like it stays hot for a long time. – It stayed hot. Oh, and then the bread is crispy and it’s got that tandoori toasted aroma.

Thanks Muhammad, so nice. (bread crispy and crackling) Oh, look at that, oh, thanks Mohammed. Beautiful naan, okay, next up is this dish here. So what’s this dish called? – [Mohammed] Sahawiq, so this we add cheese with it.

– [Trevor] So it’s like a tomato sauce with cheese.

– Yeah, you will like it. – So how do you eat it? – Just dip it. – Just dip it?

– [Trevor] Tomato, cheese, and then look at the cumin on top of that. And this is your favorite. – [Mohammed] I like it. – [Trevor] You used to have this all the time for breakfast. – [Mohammed] All the time for breakfast.

– Oh, wow, that is incredible.

It’s definitely spicy, you can taste some chili in there. Kind of like you can definitely taste some cilantro in there as well. A spiky tomato, cilantro, cheesy dip. Okay, Ting, you got to try that out.

How’s that, really nice? – Yeah. – Thank you chef, it was so delicious. How do you say it was very delicious in Arabic? (speaking foreign language) Thank you very much, very (foreign word), number one.

Thank you. – Good? – Very good. Wow, that was just amazing. We are full now, thank you, Mohammed.

– Your welcome. – Beautiful meal. The rest we are going to wrap up and give to charity. We didn’t touch any of it with our hands. Thanks guys, that was amazing.

– Thank you guys, thanks for coming. – Beautiful. Great, and there’s all the bags for charity, should be good. Okay, that was great. Thanks to Maraheb and Mohammed.

Thanks Mohammed. – Thank you for coming. – Amazing . Leave us a comment down below. Would like to know what you thought about this video.

Thanks for watching guys. So good to be here in Dubai..

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