About Me

Hello Food Lovers!

My name is Dr. Saif Al Deen Odeh. I am a Jordanian Filipino proudly born in Kuwait and currently residing in Cebu City in the Philippines. I am a Physical Therapist by profession and a Foodie who is passionate about cooking delicious foods.

Although I am a health care professional, I always love to cook which I started learning how to cook when I was 12 years old. Both of my parents are skilled in cooking which I learn it from them. As a half Filipino and half Jordanian, I have learned many Asian, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern recipes from my parents. I will also be sharing other international food recipes that I learned from my personal experience.

Until now, I have visited and eaten many delicious foreign street foods, restaurants and even watching cooking food channels. Because I love food, I was inspired to make my own food business. But unfortunately, this was not possible since it is much laborious and I have no experience in managing a business. Doing paperwork, hiring workers, and renting lease are what dissuade me from making a food business

I said to myself “If there is another way I can share my cooking skills without creating a restaurant”. I realized making a food blog is one way to share your food recipes with the world. And this is when I decided to create my food blog called The Odehlicious.

What is The Odehlicious blog about?

The Odehlicious is a food blog that cook and shares international/foreign food recipes, and review restaurants and street foods in the Philippines. Also, as a Muslim, my food blog is primarily focused on Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and Asian Cuisine that are Halal. I also share European and American cuisines but they all contain nonalcoholic and pork-free ingredients.

What makes my blog halal is that I that focus recipe that does not contain Alcohol or Pork meat since I am a Muslim and I am not allowed to eat them. I am sharing mostly Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and Asian Cuisine (Indian, Malaysian, Thailand, etc) since they are popular among halal eaters. 

Also, as a half Filipino, I share halal Filipino food recipes. This is one challenging for me since the majority of the foods in the Philippine are pork. For this reason, I want to share my readers, especially to Muslims, that there are many delicious Filipino foods you can cook without using pork meat.  If you are looking for non-alcoholic or pork-free recipes, this is the right blog to read.

If you will like to know more about me, you are welcome to follow in my facebook, instagram, and pinterest page. Also, if you will like to know more or you have questions, don’t hesitate to email me at [email protected]