What We Are Eating Today: Takya

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Updated 22 May 2020

What We Are Eating Today: Takya

Takya offers fusion cuisine, modernizing Saudi cooking while preserving its authentic flavors.

The restaurant is famous for its saleeg, made Italian style, preserving the traditional recipe. Its creamy rice is infused with mastic and smoked dehydrated yogurt and together with the sautéed chicken is decorated with traditional tomato and coriander sauce and fresh coriander oil.

Lamb with rice is one of Takya’s signature dishes. The lamb shank is slow-cooked for 12 hours sous vide and served wild red grain rice, date molasses, crispy onion, roasted nuts and rose and cucumber raita.

For a great vegetarian appetizer, nothing beats Takya’s popular cheese Motabaq. A special dish made of filo pastry stuffed with fresh goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh dill herbs, the cheese Motabaq is served with sweet tomato jam and lemon.

Shrimp muflag from the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia is made with spicy lemon garlic sauce, broken durum wheat, grilled shrimps, peas, bell peppers, and green olives.

One of Takya’s creative sweets is the kleeja tart. It has taken the traditional kleeja’s Najdi sweet ingredients and prepared them in a warm tart. The kleeja crust is topped with a sweet and sour black lime custard, lemon curd, vanilla ice cream. You can order from Takya through The Chefz app. The working hours of Takya during Ramadan are from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Madinah governor tours King Faisal Specialist Hospital

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Madinah governor tours King Faisal Specialist Hospital

  • Phase one is 90 percent complete and the facility will be ready to welcome patients from July 1
  • When fully operational, the hospital will have a capacity of 300 beds

MADINAH: The King Faisal Specialist Hospital project is a reflection of the importance Saudi authorities places on providing citizens with high-level, specialized medical services, according to Prince Faisal bin Salman, the governor of Madinah.

His comments came during a tour of the first phase of the project, which is 90 percent complete. The governor was accompanied by his deputy, Prince Saud bin Khalid Al-Faisal, the hospital’s CEO Majid Ibrahim Al-Fayyadh, and its executive general director, Dr. Nizar Khalifa.

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, which occupies a 200,000-square-meter site in Madinah, will have an operational capacity of 300 beds. The first phase includes preparing infrastructure and organizational requirements to meet the operational needs of the specialized medical services the facility will provide. The governor and his deputy were shown models of the its patient rooms and outpatient clinics.

Al-Fayyadh said that the hospital will be ready to accept patients from July 1, and move toward full capacity upon the completion of the first phase of the main building and the arrival of physicians, nurses, technicians and administrators.

He added that the project has continued to make steady progress, despite the challenges posed by the novel coronavirus pandemic.