If you are looking for cheap and cheerful the standard Arabic fast food is falafel, and few do it better than Hashem, an outdoor café in an alley off Al-Amir Mohammed Street in central Amman. They´ve been serving the same food since 1952 and there is nothing fancy just a few plactic tables and no menus.
Soon after we sat down the waiter brought us plates of falafel, which is just mashed chickpeas fried in oil, and then several sidedishes of pita bread, hot pepper sauce, fuul (fava bean paste with olive oil), hummus, and raw onion. You get your tea from waiters walking around with trays.
It´s open 24 hours and a popular lunch spot for the workers in the area. [more]