Recipe Monday – Kusksu (Broad Bean Soup)

Kusksu is a delicious Maltese heart-warming soup, traditionally made in the Spring, when broad beans are in season. It is a dish that will transport you back to the Maltese islands, with its mixture of traditional tastes and flavours, especially if you add a Gozitan cheeselet (ġbejna) to your recipe. Ingredients Onion Salt and pepper … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Kusksu (Broad Bean Soup)

Recipe Monday – Stuffat tal-Fenek ( Rabbit Stew)

Ah, the ever-popular Stuffat, the dish that screams at you from every Maltese restaurant's menu - boasting to be Malta's national dish. Well, it practically is our national dish, and most of us do eat it every Sunday, religiously. The Stuffat can be enjoyed during Winter or Summer, as a first course and as a second course. … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Stuffat tal-Fenek ( Rabbit Stew)

Recipe Monday – Qarabagħli Mimli il-Forn (Baked Stuffed Marrows)

Qarabagħli - marrows or courgettes, are a staple in Maltese kitchens, one of those vegetables that are ever present on your Nanna's countertop. By far the most traditional Maltese way to cook these versatile vegetables is by stuffing them and baking them, resulting in the mouth-wateringly good Qarabagħli Mimli fil-Forn. Ingredients 6 large marrows 500g mince beef and … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Qarabagħli Mimli il-Forn (Baked Stuffed Marrows)

How to make the perfect ‘Soppa ta’ l-Armla’

While we may be blessed with more sunny winter days than many of our European friends, we still get the odd cold snap, chilly night, or wet week from time to time. Enter, delicious soul-warming soup that isn’t just comforting, but healthy, delicious, and really quite cheap to make. The ‘soppa ta’ l-armla’ or ‘widow’s … Continue reading How to make the perfect ‘Soppa ta’ l-Armla’

Recipe Monday – Imqarrun il-Forn

This Monday we delve into a Maltese favourite - Imqarrun il-Forn (baked macaroni). This dish is perfect for Winter, but would make a great Summer dish too, especially paired with an ice-cold Cisk! The Maltese way is to cook until crispy, however you can modify this method as you prefer. Ingredients: 500g macaroni 2 medium … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Imqarrun il-Forn

Christmas Recipe Monday – Imbuljuta tal-Qastan

Happy Christmas! The day we've all been waiting for is finally here, and between preparing food, opening presents, and eating so much we're going to burst, we have found the time to show you one final Christmassy recipe - Imbuljuta tal-Qastan. This is not a food recipe per se, it is more of a mulled drink, … Continue reading Christmas Recipe Monday – Imbuljuta tal-Qastan

Recipe Monday – Christmas Cake

Christmas is just one week away, and so this week we present to you the epitome of Christmas sweets: the Christmas Cake. Malta's Christmas Cake is pretty much the same as the English Christmas Cake, having been introduced to the island during the 200 years of British Rule. Yet this dessert has formed a special … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Christmas Cake

Recipe Monday – Christmas Log

Christmas is getting nearer! This week we bring you the Maltese-style Christmas Log, which varies from the traditional Yule Log done elsewhere in the world. Our Log is less of a roll and more of a delicious mix of nuts, biscuits and glaced fruits, resulting in one of the most delectable desserts of the holidays. … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Christmas Log

Recipe Monday – Qagħaq Ta’ L-Għasel

Christmas is soon upon us, and with Christmas come all the delicious delicacies associated with the holiday! Malta has some truly decadent sweets associated with this time of year, and we'll start from the popular Qagħaq Ta’ L-Għasel, or Honey Rings. These treacle stuffed pieces of heaven are everywhere come Christmas time in Malta, and … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Qagħaq Ta’ L-Għasel

Recipe Monday – Imqaret

Imqaret are Maltese traditional, diamond shaped sweet pastries, filled with dates and sprinkled with icing sugar. They are a truly decadent dessert, best paired with coffee and a dollop of vanilla ice-cream (you'll thank us later). These sweets can be enjoyed in any season, but they sure do go down well during the cold winter … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Imqaret

Recipe Monday – Ross il-Forn

This Monday we present to you another Maltese popular dish: ross il-forn (baked rice). Especially requested by one of our Facebook followers, this dish makes a hearty dinner option which is perfect for chilly winter days. Ross il-forn makes awfully good comfort food too, even though it is not an unhealthy option - giving you … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Ross il-Forn

Top 5 Healthy Eats in Malta

As I was driving home last night, I noticed that the streets were decorated brightly, some houses already had little Santa Claus robbers climbing up their balcony, and Pama Supermarket readied their Christmas tree outside their shopping mall. Lovely. Then, in a panic, it hit me. It’s Christmas in a month’s time. Sure, Christmas is … Continue reading Top 5 Healthy Eats in Malta

Recipe Monday – Soppa tal-Armla

Soppa tal-armla is a winter staple in many a Maltese home. It is a hearty and filling dish which is also healthy, making it a perfect dinner option on cold Winter nights. 'Soppa tal-Armla' means Widow's Soup in Maltese, and it refers to the humble ingredients it is made up of; ingredients which even Maltese … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Soppa tal-Armla

Recipe Monday – Għadam tal-mejtin

Due to the feedback we received on our recipe posts, we are launching Recipe Monday! Every Monday we will be posting a new recipe from Malta, to inspire you for the upcoming week. This week we focus on l-Għadam tal-Mejtin, a traditional Maltese sweet eaten during the first few days of November, during which we … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Għadam tal-mejtin

5 of the Best Steaks in Malta

Are your inner carnivore senses tingling? Do you need to get your fix? Look no further- this list provides you with an indefinite ranking of the best steakhouses in Malta- the “steaks” have never been higher (get it? Steaks, stakes? Okay, let’s move on)! 1. Brass & Knuckle, Naxxar This restaurant offers the best quality cuts … Continue reading 5 of the Best Steaks in Malta

6 Maltese Foods to Try this Autumn

October is the perfect month for indulging in some proper Maltese comfort food (well, any time of the year is a good time to talk indulgence, but we’re using autumn cosiness as a little excuse today). As any proud Maltese person will tell you, there’s nothing quite like digging in to a hot plate of … Continue reading 6 Maltese Foods to Try this Autumn

Six of the Best Sushi Places in Malta that will make you feel like you’re in Sushi Heaven

Maltese people; we like to try everything once. We’re not afraid of taking up a foodie challenge, and let’s face it, sushi is very much out of our Mediterranean comfort zone. However, once we experience something, and we truly love it, we’ll do our best to integrate it into our everyday life, and make it … Continue reading Six of the Best Sushi Places in Malta that will make you feel like you’re in Sushi Heaven

6 Things to Do when you Visit Gozo

Malta’s sister island, Gozo, is so beautiful that Maltesers and tourists alike love to escape there for weekend breaks or day trips to enjoy its idyllic beaches and laid-back vibe. No trip to Malta is complete without spending at least a day in Gozo, so here are just 6 things to help get you started … Continue reading 6 Things to Do when you Visit Gozo

6 Places to Satisfy your Sweet Tooth in Malta

No matter how hard we may try to listen to our well-meaning dentists and avoid the more sugary things in life, sometimes you just need to satisfy that craving. Whether you’re a serial candy-bandit or just want to treat yourself to something tasty, we’ve got a few places to get you started on your next … Continue reading 6 Places to Satisfy your Sweet Tooth in Malta

5 Reasons Why Valletta is the Perfect Place to Live In

Valletta, or ‘Il-Belt’ (The City), is loved by locals and tourists alike - but what makes this great walled city so popular? A quick look online will reward you with countless photos showing off our capital city’s incredible beauty, but let’s take a closer look at why so many people want to make Valletta their … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Valletta is the Perfect Place to Live In

7 Maltese Foods to try this Summer

Summer is almost upon us, and with the changing of the seasons comes the changing of a variety of other things. You change your wardrobe, your shoe closet, your favourite hangout spots, and inevitably, your diet. The heat makes us crave fresh, salty and summery foods, foods the Maltese have been eating for years on … Continue reading 7 Maltese Foods to try this Summer

5 Restaurants for the Perfect Date Night in Malta

Date night is always special. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been together for two weeks, two decades, or are anxiously stepping out for your first date - choosing the right setting for your romantic rendezvous is an absolute must. Now Malta might be small in size, but make no mistake - this little island is … Continue reading 5 Restaurants for the Perfect Date Night in Malta

Carnival Treats You have to Try

It’s hard to pin down what makes Carnival such a lovable exercise in festivities, year after year. To anyone with a bout of scepticism, Carnival can seem rowdy, loud, gaudy and wild. To the optimistic eye, that is precisely the point – Carnival is not like any other time of the year. It’s a colourful … Continue reading Carnival Treats You have to Try

Everything you Need to Know about Maltese Pastizzi

Pastizzi are a Maltese traditional food that must be tasted when visiting Malta! Check out our informative article about Malta's favourite snack!

Some of Malta’s Cosiest Cafés

For anyone who is a fan of warm drinks and the like, Malta is quite the paradise. Many cafés here understand the art of making a satisfying cup of love – and what could be better than enjoying a cup of love, paired with a toasty snack, in a cosy setting?

5 Christmas Treats You Definitely Need to Try in Malta

Popular Maltese Christmas Treats - treat yourself and your sweet tooth this Christmas season!

How to Make Imbuljuta tal-Qastan

It’s official: Christmas is less than a month away. That means that we can we can talk about our favourite holiday without shame; when we want and for how long we want to. Scrooges of Malta, beware! Joking aside, it’s impossible to not get excited about Christmas and its traditions. Regardless of what the holiday … Continue reading How to Make Imbuljuta tal-Qastan

When Food can be Fatal – Food Allergies and Eating Out

Food is not just a means of nourishment for many. It is treated like a social vehicle; the act of eating is used as a medium - to meet up with family or friends, to discuss business, to celebrate an occasion. People seem to bond over food, making it a powerful social tool. Now imagine … Continue reading When Food can be Fatal – Food Allergies and Eating Out