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Nicolai

Damascus Arabic Sweets

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Just received this double layered box of Mixed Arabic Sweets ......all the way from Damascus no less.

 

There is no particular country which can perfect all types of Arabic Sweets. My preference goes to Lebanon and Syria. All other countries are mere copies. You need to taste the ones from Lebanon and Syria to appreciate the difference.

 

There is a tendency to call a mix of Arabic Sweets as Baklawa and this is wrong.

Baklawa origin and name seems to be in dispute. Nevertheless, Baklawa is in fact a sweet made with layered dough or filo pastry with a syrup and nuts. We consider Baklawa any sweet made with layered dough/filo and frankly it is the least tasty among the assortment of Arabic sweets.

 

In this box starting from the left: Mabroumeh pistachio cubes - Sawabeh or Assabeeh pine nuts - Kol wa Shkor pistachio - Mabroumeh pistachio - Baklawa pistachio - Baklawa pine nuts - Ballorieh pistachio........enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Love those pistachios!

 

We hosted a gathering last year, and one of the couples attending is from the Detroit area. They brought a similar-looking box of goodies. Many others brought desserts, but these were the only ones to completely disappear.

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21 hours ago, MelissaH said:

Love those pistachios!

 

We hosted a gathering last year, and one of the couples attending is from the Detroit area. They brought a similar-looking box of goodies. Many others brought desserts, but these were the only ones to completely disappear.

 

19 hours ago, NWKate said:

@Nicolai. How beautiful!!

 

Yes! having been born and raised in MetroDetroit, I recognized this type of tray.

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