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Looking for something sweet? Head to Arabesq in Abu Dhabi and taste their ice creams

ARABESQ is a newly opened, contemporary boutique dedicated to Arabic sweets from the whole Middle East including Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. But what ARABESQ is best known for is their Bakdash Booza. 

Originally from Syria but now famous around the Arab world, Bakdash Booza is a pounded ice cream which has an elastic texture and is covered in pistachios. Adding to its distinctive flavour and texture is salep, a type of flour made from the tubers of the mascula orchid. 

Upon entering ARABESQ, we immediately noticed the large metal mortar in the front window and the wooden pestle the seller was holding. Before we even had a chance to ask him about it the show had started. He began beating his pestle and mortar vigorously whilst another vendor created a drum-like melody with the kitchen utensils. The end result? A delicious ice cream with a surprising elastic and non-melting texture. Give it a try, you will be amazed. 

The pounded ice-cream cup costs 25 AED. 


Ice cream Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Mall, third floor, shop G47
Abu Dhabi
Phone : +9712-6442218

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