My husband suggested that we take Mike out for a very typical Jeddah style meal, so we took him to an open air fish restaurant with Bedouin style seating. Since Jeddah lies on the coastline of the Red Sea, there are many fish eateries around the city. Some have individual dining tents or private rooms for families. Most restaurants have a separate dining area for single men who are not accompanied by female family members.
Since the restaurant wasn't that crowded, we occupied an area in the far corner in the men's section away from the other diners, and I sat with my back to them. It was great catching up with Mike while we waited for the food to come.
The fried fish was brought to us along with big platters of three different kinds of rice, sauces, lemons and hot green chili peppers. My husband likes to take a bite of hot chili pepper with each mouthful of food as sweat drips down his face.
Next time Mike comes, we're hoping to take him out snorkeling and fishing on the Red Sea.