Although perhaps a little lesser known in the UK, Maltese food is pretty tasty and we want to shout about it. First we brought you a local recipe, and now, we bring you 3 snacks you just have to try when in Malta:
1. Ftira biz-zejt
Description: Traditional Maltese bread filled with tomato paste, tuna and several other toppings. Malta’s delicious answer to a tuna sandwich is a delicious, inexpensive snack made with typical Maltese bread.
Where to find it? Most cafeterias, takeaways and some restaurants.
Typical price? Between €1 and €2.50.
Description: A cheese and/or pea-based pastry snack. It’s a traditional, delicious Maltese savoury snack, typically eaten as a mid-morning treat after Sunday mass.
Where to find it?: Local patisseries and pretty much every takeaway stall.
Typical price? Between 30c – 50c.
Description: Dates, citrus and spices are encased in a pastry and then deep fried. Popular sweet for the locals.
Where to find it? Food kiosks and some restaurants.
Typical price? Between 50c – 70c.
Have you tried any of these dishes? Let us know about your Maltese food experiences below!