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As a sweet lover and avid traveler, I always make it a point to try local delicacies wherever I go. And during my stay in Dubai, I was thrilled to discover a new dessert that quickly became one of my favorites: kunafa.

Kunafa is a traditional Middle Eastern dessert made with thin, shredded phyllo dough, cheese, and a sweet syrup. It’s a popular dessert in Dubai, and you can find it in many restaurants, hotels, local bakeries and sweet shops.

One day, Me and my mate planned on a lunch on a local restaurant, I stumbled upon a small restaurant in Al Barsha that had a Majilis setup. we decided to give it a try, and we were not disappointed.

The first thing I noticed about the kunafa was its texture. The phyllo dough was crispy and crunchy on the outside, while the cheese filling was soft and creamy on the inside. The sweet syrup added the perfect amount of sweetness to the dessert, without being too overpowering. The texture was similar to the Sri Lankan String hoppers.

As I took my first bite, I was immediately transported to a world of flavors and textures that I had never experienced before. The combination of the crispy dough, the creamy cheese, and the sweet syrup was simply heavenly. I could understand why kunafa was such a beloved food in Dubai and the Middle East.

Trying kunafa for the first time in Dubai was a sweet adventure that I will never forget. It was a reminder of how food can bring people together and connect us to different cultures and traditions. And it was a delicious reminder that there’s always something new and exciting to discover, no matter where you go.


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