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Published March 6th 2013
Authentic Pastizzi, traditional biscuits, Kinnie drinks etc
Qaghaq tal-ghasel - delicious sweet Maltese Honey Rounds

I was intrigued to discover that the flavours of the Mediterranean islands of Malta are strongly influenced by both its neighbouring cuisines - those of Italy and North Africa. Not too many countries can boast such a wild combination - gorgeous pastries, sausages, wines, cheeses, ravioli, hand made sweets and artisan preserves filled with African influenced spices.

Malta's favorite snack - Ricotta and Spinach Pastizzi

To my surprise, we have a thriving Maltese community here in Brisbane and they all call Joyce from Maltese Foods when in need of some delicious goodies to remind them of home. The savoury Ricotta and Spinach Pastizzi from Maltese Foods are generously stuffed full of ricotta cheese and would make a great snack and/or talking point for any upcoming function.

In Malta, savoury Pastizzi are an integral part of everyday life, accompanying many a strong Maltese coffee or home grown wine. Those Honey Rounds (Qaghaq tal-ghasel) also taste (and look) amazing - full of a sweet spiciness which reminds me of North African cuisine. Anyone searching for an unbelievable Fig Chutney, must try these ones made by Savina, and I could get quite used to sipping the bittersweet Kinnie soft drink on a hot summer afternoon. Ahh, so refreshing.

Kinnie Herbal Soft drinks - uses real Chinotto bitter oranges among other herbs

If you happen to know someone from Malta and truly want to impress them (trying to win some points with your Maltese mother-in-law or girlfriend perhaps?), order some traditional fresh Pastizzi, Galletti biscuits and genuine Kinnie herbal soft drinks from Maltese Foods and I'm absolutely certain you'll be onto a winner. Joyce from Maltese Foods is always keen to meet and connect with other Maltesers and is passionate about all things Maltese. Go on - be adventurous and give Maltese food a try.

Artisan Maltese Preserves made from Sun Ripened Tomatoes and Figs in aged wine vinegar
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Why? Try some amazing Maltese food
When: Daily
Phone: 0407 398 001
Where: Across Brisbane
Cost: Varies
Your Comment
I live in Brisbane and want to go. But no address is given anywhere!
by greml (score: 0|4) 1924 days ago
Great write up Lucy - thank you! glad you enjoyed the goodies.
Have some exciting news to tell you soon!
by al_jo (score: 0|6) 2212 days ago
Awesome, I love this traditional pastizzi. So glad some are available in Brisbane!!
by Jessb (score: 0|2) 2507 days ago
Amazing. 10 outta 10
Would recomend to IGN . Wow such prefection.
Much food, such yammy very wow
by Franc (score: 0|2) 1519 days ago
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