Monday, May 30, 2011

Middle eastern baklava



We've been to Al Sarooj last week to check out the latest summer promo at Bawadi Mall. On our way to the said mall, I saw the Al Noor Bakery which is located just few meters away from the main entrance. Since we haven't taken anything, I decided to buy 4 pieces of cheese manakish to satisfy our gustatory needs. While waiting for our turn to order, I saw this freshly baked baklava. Since I brought my camera with me, I snapped these photos and decided to share it here.

Baklava is one of the very common Arabic sweets. It is a rich, multi layered sweet pastry, made of phyllo dough filled with different kinds of chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey. It is usually served in a small portions.

Word of the day: halwa is the Arabic word for sweet. Salaam!

10 comments:

  1. Baklava - I think I've died and gone to heaven! Yumm!

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  2. I can smell the warm honey in your shot!




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  3. I love baklava but very few bakeries have them here. That looks sooo yummmmmy!

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  4. Ummm..... Could you please send me some.... :D

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  5. I see baklava everywhere here in the UAE, pero thinking they're strange to me taste buds, I've never really bought and tasted them not until pumunta kami ng Turkey kung saan I felt like it is a delicacy originating from there.

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  6. Beautiful Blog and lots of interesting pictures.

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  7. Baklava! Middle Eastern / Greek - yes! I made it with my mom as a child and now make it to thwe delight of my friends!

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  8. hi missy, not that i dislike baklava but when i say it's sweet, it's really matamis beyond explanation. ^0^
    for me, best if matched with tea.
    but i always like how it looks like.

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  9. Hi Misalyn, how I miss those bakeries in North Africa with their tasty sweet treats, especially baklava. Yum! I saw a visit from Abu Dabi at 5am today and wondered if it was you. Are you working? Have a great day my dear friend. (((Hugs))) Jo

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