My mum and all the research I did told me that I must make time for a meal at Hashem - and they weren't wrong! This popular local place is renowned for being the best place for a falafel lunch.
I asked the waiter to just bring whatever was good and I was presented with a platter of falafel, hummus, flat bread and a salad of tomato, raw onion and mint leaves.
But not just any falafel...these green (from parsley) deep-fried ground chickpea balls are heavenly. I watched them being made and then immediately appearing on tables. I demolished as many as I could. You can add some mint or dunk into your hummus as well...
Oh and the hummus - I ended up eating hummus at every meal for the 8 days I was in Jordan but this (plus the one I made at Beit Sitti, info below) was the best! There was a smashed red been centre and it was topped with delicious olive oil that I couldn't get enough of.
I also had a coffee - there are two types of arabic coffee: Turkish and Saudi. Both are served in small cups and often with continuous refills. I prefer the cardamom flavours of the saudi style.
The atmosphere was great in the restaurant and the food was delicious.
Food-making in action...