The Cuisine Of Malta
International catering is represented in Malta by such institutions as McDonalds, Subway and Burger King. And at McDonalds you can drink a beer, or something stronger.
Lunch at the snack bar for two will cost you together with drinks about 4 – 5 Lm. Bread, butter, sugar and cream for coffee free. Expensive is dinner at a cost of about 10 – 15 Lm.
Peculiarities of the national cuisine
Not only do the knights of Malta had its secrets, secrets kept and Maltese Housewives. The mere cooking of hot food, especially in rural areas, is a kind of ritual. It was the fact that due to the lack of firewood cooked food or burned in a furnace, for which the entire village was preparing, and sinking a local Baker, but every woman early in the morning brought down his pot of food. The smells and aromas of the neighbors could have guessed that someone for dinner.
Families cooked on large flat stones, heated on the fire, they retain heat a long time. The lack of firewood determined the nature and composition of the typical Maltese dishes. In addition to pasta are clearly of Italian origin, meat and vegetables, usually baked or stewed. Ragout rabbit’s meat (in Maltese is “Fenech”), stuffed beef, stuffed with braised octopus, steamed vegetables of all kinds are among the most tasty local dishes.
Traditional pie with lampuki – fish, taste like tuna.And one of the most exotic dishes – spaghetti with sauce from ink of an octopus.
For reviews of some tourists fish in Malta was not always able to local chefs.
The English influence is evident in the abundance of different sweet pies (Pai), varied by size and stuffing.
Certainly need to try Maltese puff pastry with ricotta (sort of soft cheese) and fried in oil cakes of figs.
Everyone who has visited Malta. long lasting impression of local crisp bread (hobza) baked in the oven. Yesterday’s bread in Malta do not exist. On the streets at the end of the day you can see a box with bread, which is cooked to a secondary treatment.
To complete the experience there is even time to have lunch in the tavern in the fishing village or in a small family restaurant.