Thank you Lama for this address, you made my day...
- Bohsalino: It has a special cup-like design. It's a rich Kashta sandwiched between two layers of pistachio and semolina. Eaten cold and fresh, it has been a favorite among Arabic sweets for a long time.
- Mafroukeh bi festok (ma-frou-ké): A traditional Lebanese dessert, served on a platter like knefe; it's made of semolina, sugar, and butter infused with sugar syrup, orange blossom, and rose water. It's topped with a ashta. Mafroukeh bi festok and Bohsalino seem to be the same thing, different presentation.
- Al Daoukieh is an extended version of the Bohsalino... Unique on all fronts. What makes all the difference are the non salted cashew nuts layered under the ashta, the ashta impressive quality and the pistachio specially mixed in their own way.
Just imagine: A layer of pistachio purée, green like grass, topped with cashew nuts, a layer of ashta and on top of it more pistachio with little sugar bits shining beautifully in between. The pistachio mixed with semolina slide under your teeth, erupting with a rich taste while a strong flavor of pistachio caress your taste buds. Premium quality, cold and fresh ashta (clotted cream) follows all this, melting together under your palate until you crunch into those cashew nuts which will put a smile on your face. While enjoying those heavenly bites, all you have to do is close your eyes and feel the perfumes of orange blossom and rose water taking over your brain cells. Believe me when I say that I've never eaten anything like this in my entire life. Orgasmic!
Now I understand why I need to come all the way to Cola roundabout in the heart of Beirut for this mouthwatering Lebanese sweet innovation... And I believe you should do the same. A kilo sells for LBP20,000, or you can order a "Daoukieh extra" individual portion decorated with nuts at LBP24,000 the kilo. My latest dessert discovery is a must try. Al Daouk Sweets