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Dubai Food – RARE Camel Platter – WHOLE Camel w/ Rice + Eggs – Traditional Emirati Cuisine in UAE!

well you're about to witness is an ultra traditional and rare emirati meal an ancient tradition since the early days of civilization one that we were incredibly lucky to experience that being said this is a tradition that may be sensitive or controversial to some viewers so if you feel uncomfortable please close this video all right check it out guys it's Trevor James we are in Dubai I'm hanging out my buddy payment you can check out his YouTube channel in the description below and today is a super special occasion we're going for a whole camel oh it's gonna be amazing Trevor welcome to Dubai this is like the ultimate welcome meal it's tribal it's traditional oh you enjoy it can't wait let's go check it out this is it Dubai home to the world famous emirati cuisine and the world's tallest building the Burj Khalifa and when our friend Peyman invited us out to experience this once-in-a-lifetime and tired chamomile and in an opportunity to share with the world an ancient tradition since the dawn of time we decided to come check it out and knowing the historical importance of the skin milk and meat of the camel being an important part for the survival of the Bedouin people it made us want to see this tradition in the modern world even more nowadays is prepared using camels raised in the nearby desert for exclusive guests and special occasion awesome so this is it right here so this is it it's called Zaman a1 Samana well the mana well and the man means time a well means first so this is kind of like olden time so this is basically a bedouin tribal cultural meal okay very very traditional super tradition go try it out guys thank you here we go how are you hey nice to meet you thank you for having us here we go so they've been preparing it overnight so we're seeing an entire camel that's being marinated oh wow look at that if you're wondering how we could eat all of this a communal meal usually eaten by 20 or more people it was all decided upon as per tradition that the restaurant would give us as the guests the first taste after which the entire staff of about 20 who rarely get to eat any camels that they cook joined in after which the restaurant donated the rest to a non-profit charity who gives food to people in need but first we had to help with the marination process so tamarind turmeric you got cumin chili and also the local masala so those are the local spices they usually have them in a mix and there and they put them on top and we are gonna be putting a second coat of that local masala over top look at that masala we've got here guys you can smell the tomato the chili all those spices the Cuban beautiful so this is want you to have a quick smell of this oh wow you can smell all the cumin yeah absolutely yeah local ghee it's called seven oh seven yeah seven Oh lentil so you know this stuffing a shoe is stuffing so you'll probably have you have split peas over there you have cashew nuts you've got just trying to look you've got raisins in there and you will put this inside the camel or on the rice on the top saffron yeah and we're gonna be putting this on top of the camel all over top sprinkle the saffron on top look at that oh look at all the cardamom after this the pot was loaded up with water and steamed and it is on the flame so amazing and all of this is being done by the team over here so the chefs so chef Aziz over here chef Rebecca thank you so much for having us thank you so much and the guys are originally from Kerala from the south of India Kerala not again you guys and you guys have been here for more than 20 years so you guys are from Dubai you're not from India this is your home so Trevor you you won't find a lot of chefs in the country that can cook in Marathi food so when you have people that cook your monty food well this is gold is golden and we're so lucky to be here today thank you for having us yeah we're gonna wait a couple more hours thank you thank you and after waiting six hours for the steaming camel it was time to plate the camel and eat really huh oh look a beautiful camel that is a lot of camel meat look at that there it is guys the entire roast steamed camel and look at that the meat all just got so succulent and soft that is so much meat so look at that now he's putting his stuffing all the way so normally you would have that stuffing in the middle of the stomach of the lamb right but now he's just pouring the stuffing over the rice so that split peas it's lentils it's cash or not it's raisins and obviously it's got sperm and eggs look at the eggs on there the liver goes on top wow that is a huge let's turn it this way Wow look at that it's all here so we just wash them put everything on so we've got all of that masala on the camel meat what else are we seeing here you're seeing all the stuffing yeah and the stuffing is split peas it's got lentils cashew nuts raisins and also of course spices on top of that yeah saffron you instantly smell that rich masala that emirati masala it's this amazing oh this is fantastic thank you oh look what's coming here oh look what's coming this is the key so this is the ghee which is gonna be poured on top so okay you know people over here like their food nice which means oily Oh so this is it heavy oh look at that that's pure ki here we go guys so basically we've got look the entire restaurant needs to work on this meal if you think about it right yeah there's like 17 or 18 people over here yeah setting everything absolutely beautiful unbelievable this is the moment we have been waiting for just look at this giant giant plate platter full of camel meat and you can see it's just covered with spices and that aroma coming off of this is insane and this is this is the hump right here right so we've got the hump we've got boiled eggs they put a ton of saffron and that camel meat is just wafting the masala flavor so with this kind of meal you basically there's more meat than there's rice on purpose you eat a lot more needs so basically take yourself a piece of meat so maybe so look at that and that lots of spices on it so it's customary for the host to to give the meat to the guests okay so I'll normally pick at it and put some good meat in thank you start with that few amazing get myself a piece and actually this is it this is a great piece for you to have that's from the inside is still hot and it's and it's good I'm gonna get a piece of that look at those strands look Wow super nice thick strands of meat let's get some of this rice okay and make sure you get a lot of that hash ooh so the stuffing all right I want you to get everything so the cashew nuts the split peas the raisins all of it so okay so get it all together yeah into a mound into Maya so something like this like that and then just just squeeze it into a ball or there's all those curry leaves and spices in there yeah squeeze it into a ball squeeze him to ball like that okay and then straight into the matzo oh you can see all the saffron in there yeah so get yourself maybe a little bit more rice so more rice and cashew is the rice will hold that you turn it into a bow oh look at that that's beautiful a deer pee right there and use your thumb I'm stupid but it straight into the night it's purely amazing that rice with this mixture here so we called the hassle and hasshu is basically it's the word for stuffing stuffing Wow the rice with the stuffing it's actually almost a little sweet tastes almost like there's some some berries or something in there the reason is and you've got the cashews that that nutty fattiness from the cashews all the spice the cilantro oh and when you mix it with that super tender camel meat thank you look at that and just squeeze it together that is the definition of happiness right there this is amazing no this is all tender this is good as if you had lamb like yes did right it really tastes just like almost a lamb meat you may be a bit more desert tea that you can feel it's from the desert in a way but it's absolutely tender almost like a lamb almost like a lamb yeah I think 90% of people wouldn't be able to tell that this is camel yeah versus lamb I think it's very similar to lamb tender super soft fatty it's got a bit of that that strong almost lamb like flavor yeah and Oh incredible and I have to tell you Trevor you know this meal was done in true tribal style when I called mr.

Hammett Holub the owner of this restaurant and I said a friend of mine is coming to town and we'd like to serve him camel he said say no more really you know into tribal style what happens is any guests of anybody within the tribe is a guest of everybody well and the true privilege to be here it is our pleasure so this is it the hump how do you eat this oh it's almost not it's almost like butter that is like really relatable it almost tastes like the fat from lamb when it's on the grill on the BBQ with cumin except upgraded fragrance level that is so fragrant it's like a buttery lamb fat upgraded extreme this was honestly the most unique food experience we've ever had special thanks to Sam on a wild restaurant for putting this on and to Peyman who invited us out and after all the staff feasted the remaining camel was packed up and brought to a local charity to give to people in need so that no camel was wasted and to help as many people as possible what an amazing day thank you payment I'm stuffed incredible experience you guys gotta check out payments YouTube channel I'm gonna leave a link in the description and pinned comment below go subscribe he's got a ton of cool content and what an amazing experience that was thank you so much for being here I'm taking the credit for bringing the food Ranger to Dubai as well it was amazing thank you so much ready some.

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