Local Food Malta And Gozo: A Peak Inside The Delicious Maltese Kitchen

Local Food Malta And Gozo: A Peak Inside The Delicious Maltese Kitchen || The Travel Tester
The Travel Tester explored the islands of Malta and put together this tasty overview of some of the local food Malta and Gozo is rich...

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Malta has been occupied by many different civilizations, so it is no surprise that the local food Malta and Gozo is rich are a blend of Mediterranean flavours.

The traditional Maltese food is based on the seasons and simple, but delicious. Some of the favourites are: Braġioli (beef olives), Kapunata (Maltese ratatouille), Lampuki Pie (fish pie), stews, soups and lots of bread and sheep or goat’s cheese.

 

Local Food Malta And Gozo: A Peak Inside The Maltese Kitchen

 

Pastizzi

If it’s written on my plane, it must be a great Maltese dish, I thought, and it was. the Pastizzi  is a flaky savoury pastry parcel filled with ricotta or mushy peas. You can buy it pretty much anywhere between 30-60 cents per piece and they are quite enjoyable.

Local Food Malta And Gozo: A Peak Inside The Maltese Kitchen || The Travel Tester

Local Food Malta And Gozo: A Peak Inside The Maltese Kitchen || The Travel Tester

Local Food Malta And Gozo: A Peak Inside The Maltese Kitchen || The Travel Tester

At the Fontanella restaurant in Mdina, you can enjoy your pastizzi with a view.

 

Ftira

This is Malta’s local bread and is usually served with a dabbing of oil, tomato paste and a filling of tuna fish salad. I’ve ordered it twice and it always came with salty potato chips (crisps). I paid around 4-5 Euro.

Local Food Malta And Gozo: A Peak Inside The Maltese Kitchen || The Travel Tester

Local Food Malta And Gozo: A Peak Inside The Maltese Kitchen || The Travel Tester

 

Salads

A typical Maltese salad comes with aubergine, ham, sausage, olives, capers, (sun dried) tomato, salad and (deep-fried, see second image below) sheep or goat’s cheese. So yummy with the hot weather!

Local Food Malta And Gozo: A Peak Inside The Maltese Kitchen || The Travel Tester

Local Food Malta And Gozo: A Peak Inside The Maltese Kitchen || The Travel Tester

Following the sald, I had Qargħa Bagħli Mimli (Stuffed courgette) for lunch…

… and I had this view:

Local Food Malta And Gozo: A Peak Inside The Maltese Kitchen || The Travel Tester

 

Imqaret

Imqaret is a traditional Maltese sweet made with pastry and a filling of dates (deep fried). You can find this dish in most street markets and as desert in a restaurant (sometimes served with ice cream). While we were enjoying the imqaret with a couple of people, I think I ate almost the whole plate, my apologies :)

Local Food Malta And Gozo: A Peak Inside The Maltese Kitchen || The Travel Tester

 

Modern Cuisines

There are many restaurants on Gozo and Malta that also serve a mix of cuisines. We had dinner at Patrick’s, for example, a hip and high standard restaurant in Victoria (Rabat) on Gozo. I really enjoyed the interior of the restaurant and the food was amazing, so I can definitely recommend it!

Local Food Malta And Gozo: A Peak Inside The Maltese Kitchen || The Travel Tester

Local Food Malta And Gozo: A Peak Inside The Maltese Kitchen || The Travel Tester

Local Food Malta And Gozo: A Peak Inside The Maltese Kitchen || The Travel Tester

Local Food Malta And Gozo: A Peak Inside The Maltese Kitchen || The Travel Tester

Lunette pasta filled with ricotta and black truffle, tossed in parsley butter pea & pistachio pure with a truffle oil drizzle

Local Food Malta And Gozo: A Peak Inside The Maltese Kitchen || The Travel Tester

Creme brulee flavoured with fresh madagascar vanilla bean, caramelised with brown muscovado sugar

 

 

Goat/Sheep cheese Ravioli

Although Malta is very close to Italy, they don’t really eat a lot of pasta, but I’ve spotted the ravioli with goat or sheep cheese at several restaurants. And I ordered it quite a few times, as it was just too good!

Local Food Malta And Gozo: A Peak Inside The Maltese Kitchen || The Travel Tester

Ravioli at one of the restaurants on the square close to the Ggantija Temples on Gozo.

 

Local Food Malta And Gozo: A Peak Inside The Delicious Maltese Kitchen || The Travel Tester

The Tatita’s Restaurant in St. Lawrenz, Gozo has a great atmosphere and delicious local food. Try the ravioli filled with goat’s cheese! Sorry I don’t have a nice picture of the food… I was that person this time arriving without my memory card in my camera… yeah.

 

 

Qassata

Spinach and Pea Qassata with salted tuna, anchovies and herbs. I bought this in the harbour at the ferry and it was alright, but I suppose ordering it from a local bakery, it would taste even better!!

Local Food Malta And Gozo: A Peak Inside The Maltese Kitchen || The Travel Tester

Local Food Malta And Gozo: A Peak Inside The Delicious Maltese Kitchen || The Travel Tester

 

 

 

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