March 16, 2008

Im Sorry Bamya

Why do we say malat 3al bamya, how did this phrase come about?
And why not kusa? or bajelah?
why does bamya have to take the fall every single time
I love bamya!
posted by eshda3wa at 3:20 AM


I dislike bamya, o if I am eating maraq bamya I just remove el-bamya. Its also like saying "elq8 derat ba6ekh" Shme3na ba6ekh?? Although I did hear a rumor why ba6ekh but I do not think its true.

March 16, 2008 at 3:42 AM  

tadren laish?

Time of post : 3:30 AM.

March 16, 2008 at 3:51 AM  

Maskeena il bamya wallah ma testahel!!

March 16, 2008 at 6:41 AM  

ana agool because all the other koosa's and bajela's got jealous of the bamya... hahah...
I love Bamya.. I LOVE BAMYA!!! its the only type of marag i eat!!!

March 16, 2008 at 7:53 AM  

awal mara I hear this phrase, I never thought anything is wrong with Bamya.

March 16, 2008 at 8:34 AM  

We all love bamya, dear
But you didn't complete that phrase, so you would know why "some people" do not like it

It says:
مالت على البامية أم السناسين

which is a little bit disgusting, that's why!


March 16, 2008 at 8:45 AM  

I love Bamya, just not the actual pieces, I like the marag sauce so I remove the pieces.

March 16, 2008 at 8:57 AM  

I've never heard this phrase before :p Lol. So i couldn't tell you why.

March 16, 2008 at 9:11 AM  

I'm a vegetable freak! I eat almost every green thing I see but the Bamya is one kind that I can't tolerate. I always hated it so I dont mind that saying hehehehe =P

March 16, 2008 at 9:40 AM  

For the Bamya issue you should ask the elders i think they have a clue.
And I like it, it is so good with maraq :)

March 16, 2008 at 9:50 AM  

Because okra has a mucus like texture when cooked and it resembles boogers. So, when you want to insult someone, you indirect say this phrase (sneaky) about them and their shortcomings, whatever they are. So, they are the okra (role reversal) and their shortcoming is slimy and gross.

So, there. I hope it makes sense.

Mkarima ni3met Allah.

March 16, 2008 at 9:58 AM  


March 16, 2008 at 10:02 AM  

i think it's because it has a sticky thing inside, like glue, that's why they say "malat 3ala elbamya om elsanaseen"

March 16, 2008 at 10:33 AM  

LooooooL Poor bamiya!

Please let us know if you find out, seriously!

March 16, 2008 at 11:16 AM  

aoooooot 3laa marg bameyaa

March 16, 2008 at 11:27 AM  

I know! I love bamya too :-(

March 16, 2008 at 12:14 PM  

i love mrq bamya! :P

March 16, 2008 at 12:24 PM  

I thought it was 'malet 3al bambar', whatever that is. Maybe I was hearing it wrong all along? LOL

March 16, 2008 at 1:27 PM  

Warning: after the following information, I’m not sure you will be liking bamyah any more! “sorry”

March 16, 2008 at 2:00 PM  


hatha so2ali el abdi ele ma ra7 alga lah 7al moqne3!

I posted about this before, bamya akeeed malha lesan thats why ma7ad em3aberha :)

March 16, 2008 at 2:44 PM  

My daughter likes Bamya very much.
When we go to an Iranian restaurant, we don’t give her the menu because we know she will order Bamya anyway. And if she does, we’ll say Malat 3ala Bamya!

March 16, 2008 at 3:02 PM  

loool.. e wallah 9ij... kila bamya .. !

March 16, 2008 at 3:32 PM  

LOL poor bamya

Cute sympathize with the bamya :D

March 16, 2008 at 4:02 PM  

البامية تعمل حكة بالجلد خاص راسها ,
و تشوك احيانا

هاد السبب

March 16, 2008 at 5:08 PM  

yup...all about the snot. I've heard il bumbar too...and i'm guessing it has the same kinda texture.

March 16, 2008 at 5:31 PM  

cause it has sanaseen!

March 16, 2008 at 6:01 PM  

I love it tooo!!

March 16, 2008 at 8:55 PM  

.LOOOL... damech khafeef... o so2al wajeeeeh!!! i wish i knew the answer!
3ad el bamya shay thareef o latheeth... matestahel;)

March 16, 2008 at 9:31 PM  

eeew esta'3afr allah bamyaaa ewwww *pukes*

March 16, 2008 at 10:09 PM  

I love bamya, too!

March 16, 2008 at 10:10 PM  

Amooooot 3al bamya. Bs i still say "malat 3al bamya" sometimes. I never say "om il sanaseen" cuz that's gross. :P Last thing i need is to associate 'healthy' food that i happen to love with shay gross. Ma 9adagt 3alallah 7abait shay mofeed.

March 16, 2008 at 10:33 PM  

how can u love bamia ? it's like eating smthg with hair on it

March 16, 2008 at 11:48 PM  

لأن القرع لما إستوى قال للخيار يا لوبيا (على قولة عادل إمام)

March 17, 2008 at 12:15 AM  

mmmm bamya! i only like the small ones ili mafeehum seeds wayid:p

since we're asking these questions, mino um a7mad? o laish diyayat'ha ihya ili inshahrat??

March 17, 2008 at 12:33 PM  

I love bamya bs mmm why i did thought of it before asked my grandma and do you believe it i forget why !!:S My GOD i'm getting old lol
anyway i'll just ask her again and i'll tell you why as soon as i know ;)

March 17, 2008 at 6:40 PM  

LOL...Funniest post.

I think you should get a prize for hosting the longest conversation about Bamya ever....Who knows, you may hit the 50 comment mark!

March 17, 2008 at 7:14 PM  

Hmm.. This is the first time I hear that phrase, and I don't distinguish between many kinds of vegetables (neither elshkl nor el63m) but it's good to know how bamya looks like :D

March 17, 2008 at 8:13 PM  

i like bamya :P it makes me life all the time :P why? cuz my baby sis once took a huge bite of filfil thinking it was bamya LOL

to be fair to her, il'3ada kan marag bamya fa u cant really tell the difference :P

March 18, 2008 at 12:00 AM  

I heard a friend say that but I thought it might be an Iraqi phrase since her mom is Iraqi. But now I know they say it in Kuwait as well.

Either way, it's an intriguing question: why oh why must they blame it on the bamia?

March 18, 2008 at 8:51 AM  


March 18, 2008 at 10:31 AM  

I LOVE bamya! Question, whats the name in english?

March 19, 2008 at 9:54 AM  

I love bamyah .. specially marg bamyh in Iranian resturant
Al bamiyah mo hainah..kant em3ybah 3ala alb6y5 ( dyrat ba6y5) chan trd 3liha alba6y5ah .. ana a7san menj ya om e san%#@!
o ra7t 3aliha

March 19, 2008 at 10:10 AM  

i hate it !!! bs i've always wondered why bamya too !! :D

March 21, 2008 at 1:23 AM  

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