Hi! I am Lana. And I want to share my best and sweetest Jordan experience - Kunafa :)
When I try kunafa (kanafeh) for a first time, it was a Xmas party in
Abu Dhabi. Good and
boring restaurant, everything is so clean and made right, that almost impossible
to feel any special taste of Middle East. Too
much standard. So when they served a desert, it was kunafa. And it was same
like all restaurant – too much classy, too much good and totally not
impressive. It is like a man with too much good manners – you can't say
anything bad about him either, but he is so much boring and you have no idea
what to do with him on a date.
So when I came to
Amman and my friends told me – "And
now is a final step of our Amman city tour to Citadel, , Roman
theater… Let's try best kunafa in Temple
of Hercules Amman!",
this words did not impress me much.
We came to an inconspicuous place in Downtown, all the sweet shop is from a counter at outside and little room where few people cooking non stop. There are lot's of customers around who is eating kunafa right on the street table near the café. And no matter of a season, there are always many people who come to eat kunafa at this special place. This place in
downtown is must seen in Amman
city tour. Nobody can remember when this shop was opened, but for last 50 years
it is one of a favorite place for locals to get sweets.
And this kunafa from Downtown in
is really amazing! Nothing close for a boring Abu Dhabi taste from restaurant. Hot and
tasty extremely sweet delicious, the real taste of Amman for me.
My first words when I try it was – It is incredible! Give me a recipe, I want my friends in
try it too. So here is a recipe to cook kunafa at home J.
You can try the taste of
with best kunafa from downtown. And of course, Mansaf – traditional Jordanian
food. But about Mansaf you can read in next article.
Thanks to my friends from Jordan Hills Tours to organize for me amazing Jordan Holiday Tours. Read more at http://www.johills.com