Libya: Libyan Food Recap

It’s Ramadan time – a whole month of fasting without food and water from sunrise to sunset. I was eating solo at breakfast (since everyone finished eating hours before 5am) and surviving on snickers at lunchtime. But i got lucky to be invited to a local family for a home-cooked Ramadan meal – I got to try the most authentic Lybian asida (a dough ball surrounded with meats and beans and spices). Buffet meals at the hotel were a more traditional (still great) middle eastern cuisine. Deserts were plentiful and ultra sweet, as was the Libyan tea – a cardamom-flavoured thick liquid eaten with peanuts. Another version of peanut-infused tea was the mint tea boiled with peanuts in it. Everything beyond sweet.