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The Albaik fast-food restaurant holds somewhat of a legendary status in Ta'if (and Saudi Arabia in general). Immensely beloved by locals, this restaurant is frequently busy with visitors and serves a variety of chicken- and seafood-based dishes that are consistently finger-licking good.


Ta'if is not particularly known for its restaurant scene, but there are quite a few local eateries scattered throughout the town. Grains such as wheat or rice and meats such as chicken or lamb constitute the bulk of Saudi cuisine (pork is normally not served in the country, as its consumption is forbidden by Islam). Yoghurt is often used in local cooking, and dates constitute a dessert staple. The signature dish to try when in Ta'if is a local variety of rice and milk pudding called "seleeg".