What’s for lunch? Top 10 culinary highlights to try during your vacation in Malta.
Malta is well known for its history and cultural landmarks as well as for its pristine clear blue waters, and mysterious caves, characteristic of the much-loved Mediterranean Islands.
But is not just its geographic and ancient sites that captivates travellers around the world to visit our Little archipelago, Malta is also a great destination for foodies! You don’t believe us? Take a look into our top 10 culinary highlights to try during your next holidays in the Maltese Archipelago ;)
Also known as “beef olives” similar to the Italian version. They are made using slices of beef or veal stuffed with a mixture of cheese, ham and herbs, then braised gently on the stove or in the oven.
Pastizzi and Qassatat
Pastizzi – Malta’s favourite snack – are tasty, diamond-shaped pastry parcels stuffed with ricotta cheese or a pea mixture. Pastizzi stalls can be found everywhere, and virtually every old-fashioned bar will offer its own, homemade versions. Qassatat is similar to pastizzi but made of a lighter pastry and round in shape.
These are chunks of bread brushed with olive oil and topped with a mixture of roughly chopped tomatoes, onions and herbs. They were traditionally considered a humble snack, akin to Italian crostini, but have acquired a sophisticated cachet in recent years and are regularly served in smart bars and restaurants as appetizers.
Feeling hungry already? Talking about so many delicacies now made us thirsty! We can also satisfy ourselves with a Cisk Lager or a Kinnie, both also traditional and popular drinks in Malta.
And with this, we end our top 10 list of culinary highlights to try during your vacation in our Islands, share and comment if you have some additions to our list or would like to know more about it.
festas* are traditional and village parties, being primarily a religious celebration that comes along during the summer season mainly.