The Eclipsing of Baklava by Tamriyah

Baklava had been my long-standing favorite Mediterranean sweet indulgence. That was about to change this July in Amman. Enter Tamriyah! My sweet-tooth loyalties have been agnosticated.
(It’s a slide-show; roll over on to the image and guide the slides, pausing if you feel you must.)

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9 comments on “The Eclipsing of Baklava by Tamriyah

  1. Munira says:

    This is so cool! Love the slideshow 😀

  2. Mohd Shahein says:

    Sahteeen,
    but waht about kunafa?!!!!!

    • huzaifazoom says:

      Kunafa has not been forgotten at all. The two pictures of Kunafa I had taken unfortunately have been lost (along with the automobile museum and the first fatoor pictures) somehow in my over-efficiency. But come September, we will re-visit Habibah and do justice to Kunafa.

  3. saks says:

    wow!! really enjoyed that …. you eating it in the end was the cherry top …

  4. huzaifazoom says:

    Glad you enjoyed it. As my previous reply promises to do, there should be a post on kunafa at the end of September.

    • Valentin says:

      Huzaifa, my Internet search for ‘Tamriyah’ was terribly unsuccessful, the second hit in google being your post. So, your slide show remains the only evidence, unfortunately insufficient to withdraw my attention from baklava. The only somewhat similar object (phonetically and probably taste wisely) was the ‘Tatli’ which I found in Istanbul:
      https://picasaweb.google.com/109668601536754517470/Istanbul2010?authkey=Gv1sRgCJug18vT57HOCA#5504285851124569074

      • huzaifazoom says:

        The Istanbul pictures look good, Valentin.

        It’s possible I might have stumbled onto a rare delicacy since Google (today it’s the first hit) struggles to find Tamriyah. It’s also possible I might have done a very liberal transliteration 🙂

        There was more than one factor behind the eclipsing though: i) tamriyah, ii) kunafa (hope to get the pictures next time), and iii) two consecutive instances of soggy baklava from the most famous shop in Amman (especially in comparison to Beirut where I have had some awesome baklava from various shops without a single instance of sogginess). So a more accurate title would be ‘The partial (and possibly temporary) eclipsing of Baklava by Tamriyah (possibly misspelled), Kunafa and two instances of soggy Baklava.’ But then there is no drama.

        And thanks to you, Tatli is now on my agenda.

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