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I love that popular saying, “When in Rome, behave like the Romans”. That’s why when mom and I visited Malta, of course we decided to behave like the Maltese.
Malta is such a beautiful place. I fell in love over and over again with the clear blue skies, cool blue sea and the solid rocks formation. Definitely, it was a representation of nature at its finest. Such a lovely sight to see and also soak in. Suffice to say I was super delighted to be ticking that spectacle of a place off my bucket list.
Considering that my mom had a son here, (as well as Rome - read about that here) navigating Malta and taking decisions on which places to visit was easy peasy. Inasmuch as I love adventure and food, I’m a picky eater🤭. I have a friend who teases me endlessly about my food choices especially when I travel, but hey, it is what it is. Our palates can’t all be the same, can it? My choices sometimes seem weird even to me but that’s what makes the meal enjoyable🤣🤣
While at dinner on our first night in Malta, I discovered that Rabbit Stew is a delicacy of the Maltese. In fact it’s one of their most popular dishes. I was taken aback, Rabbit? Rabbit Stew? 😳 Then I remembered “When in Rome….” But did I really want to eat Rabbit Stew?
Fast forward…to my last but one day in Malta. After visiting St John's Co-Cathedral, I made up my mind to tick the Maltese delicacy off things I achieved on this trip. Buoyed with the confidence from having mom on one hand and my brother on the other, I set out. Today na Today (In local Parlance)😅. As soon as we spotted a restaurant, we zeroed in on it for lunch. They had Rabbit obviously and I asked that mine be made well-done and well fried. I was assured this will be done before putting the Rabbit in the Stew.
When the dish came, I was apprehensive but I strengthened my self with thoughts of “When in Rome…” I picked up my cutlery, cut off a piece of the protein and saw that it was pink🤭. My brother luckily had suggested we order Lasagna as well, in case the Rabbit didn’t pass my palate litmus test. Well Well Well!!! He ended up eating the delicacy and most of the Lasagna. Super stuffed brother to say the least😃. As much as I like to give feedback, sometimes unsolicited 🤭, on this one occasion I was silent. You can say I just moved on quickly despite my disappointment.
Mom and I couldn’t wait to have gelato as consolation for the dismal lunch. You can literally feel our excitement as we feasted on our gelatos. I had tiramisu flavour which I had wanted to try since forever. You bet it dimmed my pink Rabbit flesh memory a great deal. Hopefully, when next I’m in Malta, I can try another restaurant that may prepare the Rabbit Stew better.
So Travel Lover, do you experiment with the local cuisine when you travel? Do you stick to well known staples like rice and potatoes? Would you try Rabbit Stew when in Malta?
Till Next Week
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