Taste the Flavors of Yemen

with Sifra’s Authentic Yemeni Hawayij Spice Blend

Take a culinary trip to Yemen with each bite.

From savory stews like fahsa to spicy condiments like zahawig, Yemeni food is one of the world’s best-kept secrets.


Food plays an integral part in Yemeni culture, forming the backbone of life. 


The dinner table is more than just a place to eat, it is where we learn, laugh and build stronger relationships.


Experience the flavors of Yemen with each bite through Sifra Foods’ authentic Yemeni Hawayij spice mix, as we bring the essence of Yemeni culture to life through each dish you make.

The Sifra Story

Sifra was forged from the traditional Yemeni values of family, food, and a deep desire to preserve the culture.

Before Sifra Foods became a brand, it was an idea that lived in the heart of our founder, Amjaad Al-Hussain. By day, Amjaad worked at a health system integrating genomic testing and spent evenings cooking and documenting her family’s favorite dishes. Amjaad had never been to Yemen, and felt a burning desire to preserve a piece of her culture so that it is never lost for future generations. Her love for cooking, her family and sharing Yemeni culture gave birth to the first Yemeni cookbook in English—Sifratna, a collection of classic Yemeni recipes as well as Middle Eastern recipes with a modern Yemeni twist.

A year later, Sifra Foods was born. As part of a way to promote Yemeni culture and document its well-known recipes, Sifra Foods produces an authentic spice blend that enriches the flavor of any meal. The word “Sifra” means dining table, representing a place that family, friends, and strangers come together to appreciate good food and company.

Click here to view our authentic Yemeni Hawayij all-purpose spice blend.

Each purchase represents strengthening the connections between Yemeni culture and the world, giving you a taste of cuisine you wouldn’t have had the chance to experience otherwise, or just remind you of home.


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