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National cuisine of Malta for gourmets. Authentic recipes, delicacies and specialties

National cuisine of Malta has absorbed the features of the subtle East; bright tastes of Italian cuisine, hearty British dishes and the elegance of dishes from France. The island state has long been the subject of controversy between the Arabs, the French, and the British, which led to a mixture of cuisines. The proximity of Italy also played a role in the formation of gastronomic preferences of the Maltese. In Malta, you can try classic Italian pizza, pasta with seafood, and these dishes will not differ from the original in taste. Seafood occupies an important place in Malta's cuisine and is one of the key ingredients in a variety of dishes.
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Among the Italian dishes in the Maltese cuisine, pasta is of greater importance. In Malta, you can find a huge number of variations of this dish with a variety of sauces, the most original among them can be called octopus ink sauce. Slightly inferior in popularity is pizza. Pizzerias are the most common establishments on the archipelago. In them, you can grab a snack and try a variety of dishes based on traditional recipes. Often the Maltese cook ravioli, the favorite filling of locals is the ricotta cheese. Mediterranean traditions are also seen in the peculiarities of local cuisine. One of the striking examples is the "tympanum" dish, which is of Greek origin and is baked tubular pasta with minced meat with béchamel sauce.
Another feature of the Mediterranean cuisine is the active use of vegetables. Among the most popular vegetables are eggplants, tomatoes, cauliflower, artichokes, peppers, zucchini, chestnuts, onions. Vegetables can be an independent dish; in this case they are usually prepared with different fillings in a stuffed form. Among the cheeses Maltese usually prefer goat and sheep cheese. The most popular meats are rabbit, poultry, and beef. Among the meat dishes, you should definitely try a rabbit stew "stuffat tal-fenek", which is prepared with a unique set of spices and herbs. Another original meat dish - "bragioli", is baked meat stuffed with eggs and various kinds of greens. Copyright
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Maltese often add pasta to soups, one of the most common soups is "kusksu" - pasta soup with beans. Another original dish with pasta is an omelet "froga tat-tarja". Seafood deserves separate attention. Local chefs meticulously prepare dishes from sea fish - trout, perch, mullet. Squid, mussels, octopuses are also the most important ingredients in a variety of dishes. They can be fed with pasta, added to pizza or prepared as a separate dish. Among the most famous national dishes of seafood and fish are fish cake "lampuka", stew of snails "bebbux", stuffed octopus "arnit mimli".
Comino Arab traditions brought spices to local recipes. Maltese chefs actively use saffron, tarragon, marjoram, basil, vanilla, cinnamon. Very often garlic is added to different dishes. Spices give the classical recipes a new sound and make the Maltese cuisine authentic and original. Bread is an integral part of any meal; very often the local housewives bake it themselves. Maltese bread is called "hobza". Among other unsweetened pastries, various fish and meat pies, puff pastry with ricotta or vegetable filling are popular. Such pies are "pasticcio"; you can buy them in any pizzeria. Poor Maltese pancakes "sfineg" are pieces of dough fried together with seafood.
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In Malta, incredible surprises await fans of sweets and desserts. Very popular among the local population are cannoli, crispy wafer tubules with ricotta. Another traditional Maltese dessert - "Imqarrun", is a pastry cut into diamond-shaped or rectangular pieces. Date with the addition of various spices and additives, including anise and bay leaves are used as a filling. Also very popular in the country are almond cookies "quaresimal", sweet ravioli, chocolate cakes and pies, donuts. Among non-alcoholic drinks, Maltese prefer carrot syrup, a vanilla-based syrup, almond, water, sugar and milk supplement with cinnamon.
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Cuisine and restaurants in popular cities of Malta

Ranieri is a fantastic place to try traditional Maltese cuisine. This restaurant is distinguished not only by a rich and diversified menu but also by pleasant prices. Among the signature dishes of the venue, it is important to mention rabbit stew, pasta with different sauces, and lampuka fish that is considered a true local delicacy. In order to enjoy a romantic dinner or a banquet, vacationers are cordially welcome at La Cave. Italian cuisine and various meat dishes make up the basis of the … Read more
Malta Island
The first restaurants of the island appeared about 30 years ago. Today travelers may find attractive tempting gastronomy establishments almost everywhere. The choice of an amiable place for rest is rather easy. Local cuisine is rich in meat and fish dishes which deserve a special focus. Typical Maltese treat is “fenek” rabbit which is cooked on the open fire adding lots of spice and herbs. Those tourists looking for traditional European dishes will love “bragoli” being beef hot pot … Read more
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There are more places, where you can eat for a reasonable price, on Gozo. It should be mentioned, that at the places of medium or low price category the price is lower, than on Malta. To get acquainted with the local cuisine in its original form, you’d better go to a small village, for example, Arbu. The prices there are low, they mostly cook for the locals, then for the tourists, so the taste will be maximally close to traditional. However, in big cities, by the standards of Gozo, you may … Read more

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