- O = Oman
Traditionally we should be going to a Yemeni or Saudi Arabian restaurant but I’d like to save that for Y = Yemen. Since Indian is also an influence on Omani cuisine I decided to do that, since for the letter I we did Indonesia. DescriptionThe cuisine of Oman is influenced by Arab, Persian, Indian, Asian, Eastern Mediterranean, and African cuisine, reflecting Oman's position as a vast trading empire at the intersection of traditional spice trade routes. Dishes are often based on chicken, fish, and lamb, as well as the staple of rice. Wikipedia Here is a list of the most delicious and traditional Omani food: Majboos. Also named Kabsa, this dish is rice mixed with saffron cooked with spicy red or white meat. Mashuai. Another delicious dish you will find in Oman is the mouth-watering Mashuai! Mushaltat. Dates. Shawarma. Halwa. Kahwa. Harees.
- N = Nicaragua
N has been the hardest so far! So y’all ready for this? It looks like a hole in the wall but the reviews are really good! Plus they have live music on Saturdays so it can’t be that bad. Lol I called the restaurant and they said to come on Saturday at 4pm after the busy lunch crowd and before dinner when it’s not so busy. I’ve never have Nicaraguan food so this will be interesting! https://www.fritangalanueva.com/ https://yelp.to/qTKq/09CKZzNNxV
- M = Malaysia
http://mamakeats.com/ Took a vote from the last meetup and Malaysia wins! This restaurant was recommended by a friend who is Malaysian that says this is the place to go! Since we’ll already be downtown who’s interested in Sunday Funday afterwards for a cocktail?
- L = Lebanon
This restaurant has Brazilian owners that cook Lebanese food. After doing some research I had no idea that the Lebanese immigrated to Brazil because of economic hardships during the war. Interesting article if your interested. I wanted to stay away from the “kabob” places and find a more traditional Arabic place. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.haaretz.com/amp/middle-east-news/a-little-brazil-in-a-lebanese-valley-1.5392112 http://www.jaberorlando.com/principal.html Have to skip Jan cause I’ll bee in Thailand most of that month!
- J = Japan
http://www.sushitomiorlando.com/ http://www.sushitomiorlando.com/mrnu/Dinner.pdf So I wanted to find an authentic Japanese restaurant that specialized in more udon/ramen and rice dishes other than just sushi. This place is exactly what I was looking for. It’s a small place and not fancy! When I called to make a reservation for 20, I think they almost fell over, but she’s gonna talk to her manager and call me back. I do have a back up plan but cross your fingers this one will work out!
- H = Honduras
Are you willing to do the drive to Daytona to try out Honduran? Let’s make it a brunch and beach day! This restaurant has great reviews not only on the food but also on the beauty of the restaurant inside and out! http://www.chucheriashondurenas.com/our-menu.html