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Friday 11 December 2009

Malta Foodz

Hi all, I'm back. Ok you got me I been back since Sunday, but better late than never eh? Malta was awesome, we had beauty treatments, walked by the sea, took an open top bus tour and ate lots of foodz.

Starting with the plane journey there. I was pleasantly surprised with the vegan meal - as gross as it looked, it was actually not so bad! It was veggies in a tomato sauce with rice, fruit salad and a roll. The fruit salad was really good, sometimes they're dry but it wasn't at all.

The first night we'd planned to go to the restaurant in the hotel but it was shut for a private function. So we walked (in the rain!) till we found a restaurant. We settled for an italian place, because almost every restaurant in Malta is Italian! They had a vegan option though anyway, a veggie pizza, so that's what I had.

The second night we made it to the restaurant in the hotel but I forgot my camera. Don't worry though, we went back, it was that good! So there are some pics in a bit.

Night 3 and we went to a tex mex place and were disappointed. We both had the veggie burrito and it was kinda bland and a bit sickly. The rice was good though and my mojito was awesome.

On the friday we had our beauty treatments and cuz the weather sucked, we ordered a film and went to the local supermarket to buy stuff for a bed picnic. The local supermarket was pretty good, I managed to get soymilk, soy yoghurts, alpro chocolate desserts and vegan butter!

One of the things we got for our picnic was this Bigilla. It's a bean pate made with Tic Beans - something I've never heard of before. It was really tasty, I have no idea what herbs & spices were in it though.

The spread - wholewheat crostinis, local hummus, Bigilla, Kinnie (the Maltese local drink, which I grew to love), sherbet fountain and Crix which are pb flavoured crisps! Basically they're peanut butter & cornmeal, fried. Good stuff but sickly so I could only eat a few.

And lastly, the meal on our last night at the hotel restaurant. It's an awesome restaurant and if you ever go to malta, I would recommend paying a visit to the Palace Hotel in Sliema and going to the TemptAsian. It has all different Asian cuisines on the menu and I just ordered a bunch of vegan stuff for me & mum. We got:

Miso Soup

Yaki Soba Noodles

Vietnemese style sushi (rice paper rolls with veggies and tofu)

Tempura veggies (SO good)

And schzezuan aubergin - this stuff was seriously so yummy! We had it both times we went there.

I didn't get a pic of the plane meal on the way home, it was pretty boring pasta in tomato sauce!

Anyway, I think my muffins are about down so I'm off now - pix next time.



  1. Everything looks so scrumptious! Malta sounds like such a beautiful place to visit.

  2. Sounds like a fun trip away and I really like the look of the Vietnamese-style sushi!

  3. That Asian food looks amazing as does the pizza - is that some kind of vegan chorizo I can see on it?
    The bean pate intrigues me - it sounds delicious. Glad you guys had a great time.

  4. Mmmm all that stuff looks yum! I'm a huge fan of those summer rolls!! (Vietnamese Sushi Rolls).

  5. Malta sounds wonderful, and all of those Asian dishes look fabulous. Sounds like a great trip!

  6. Sounds like a great holiday. :)

  7. Yaki soba! Everything looks delicious!

  8. that's pretty sweet that the airplane food wasn't crappy. always a bonus, fo 'sho! it sounds like you and your mom had an awesome & relaxing time in Malta, Sal. that rocks! hooray for italian pizza awesomenesses & some seriously good asian eatz. mmmmmmmm! the tempura had me drooling. i'm sorry that your tex-mex food was disappointing, but i'm glad you guys enjoyed your bed pinic yummies. hooray!

  9. Welcome back, Sal! I'm glad you guys had a great time and some great eats! That airplane meal really doesn't look too bad at all! It sure looks better than the noodles and sauce that we're having for dinner here today! :-)

    I haven't had a bed picnic in so long! Oh I love those!! *makes mental note to have a bed picnic while traveling*

  10. That veggie pizza sounds good. I'd love to try Crix.


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