Yemeni cuisine is still relatively obscure in our area, but Marib is an excellent introduction to the war-torn country’s bubbling stews, roasted meats, and tandoor-baked flatbreads. First, familiarize yourself with haneeth, fall-off-the-bone lamb served over fragrant rice, and shafout, a pomegranate-studded yogurt dish with spongy bread. Like IHOP, Marib serves breakfast all day, which translates to flash-fried lamb livers and egg preparations. Our favorite is susi, a savory dish reminiscent of French-toast casserole. Inexpensive.
Also great: Hummus with lamb; lamb mandi; fahsa (beef or lamb stew); saltah (vegetable stew); bint assahn (a layered pastry).