# 90 Sauces & Condiments

You will never see Saudis eating anything without showering their food with sauces and condiments. And Saudis will add sauces for savory and sweet dishes; you will see desserts drowning with chocolate sauce or a pasta swimming inside a pile of tomatoey cheesy sauce. I believe Saudis’ taste bus is so stale that they can not taste food without adding any condiments into it, so it doesn’t matter if you order chicken, steak, or fish as long as you will pour heavy garlic sauce on top of it.

If you want to eat like a Saudi below are some different type of foods with its match from condiments that you need to add (by add I mean smother it with);

  • Rice and chicken (Kabsa; traditional Saudi dish) goes with spicy tomatoey sauce
  • Pasta goes with creamy heavily cheesy sauce
  • Sushi goes with spicy Mayo sauce (mayo and Sriracha)
  • Steak goes with creamy peppery mushroom sauce
  • Shrimp goes with the same as sushi (spic mayo) check my blog on Dynamite shrimp  
  • Chicken Shawarma goes with garlic sauce
  • Falafel goes with Tahini sauce (a sesame based sauce)
  • Waffles, pancakes, and crêpes goes with either a Nutella® or Lotus® sauce or you can combine both together if you want to be a perfect Saudi eater

# 88 K-pop

If you were born before the year of 2000, sorry this blog is not for you and you can skip it, and I know our generation Z don’t read blogs but it is worth mentioning how the Korean culture brained washed our kids. No doubt the Korean influence is obvious in Saudi from cars to electronics, and of course to entertainment. Saudis realized that there are huge number of kids (a.k.a ARMY) who admire K-pop bands (i.e. BTS) when the Saudi General Entertainment Authority asked the people who do you want to bring to the kingdom and throw a concert for… and out of no where the authority’s servers were flooded with comments and replies saying; we want BTS, BTS, BTS, BTS. If you witnessed the BTS concert that took place couple of years ago in Riyadh, you will think that this concert were held in one of the Korean’s provinces, not only because of the number of people who attended, but also how the fans know every single Korean word in the Korean band’s lyrics. Even BTS themselves they were shocked by the Saudi youngsters admiration and love. No one knows how long this phenomena will last but it will not end soon, so I guess its not a “Fake Love” after all.