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Bought these last weekend at the UP-AyalaLand TechnoHub in Diliman...first time I tried baklava. I've been hearing raves about this rich dessert that it really got me interested. It's mostly made up of nuts, honey, butter, and spices placed between sheets of phyllo dough. Six small portions (around 2in x 1in each) was about Php250 at Mister Kabab.

My verdict? After a couple or so of bites (yup, ate two portions almost all at once, lol) I wasn't really impressed. I was looking for something different...something that will make me go 'WOW'. But sadly, nada. Maybe I was expecting too much (this was my first time), or maybe I should have tried their pistachio-filled baklava; which was actually my first choice but since it wasn't available, I opted for the walnut. [By the way, I thought that baklava was supposed to be filled with pistachios, walnuts and almonds...with cinnamon.] I don't think I'll buy their baklava again. We still managed to eat the whole thing up, though. Didn't want it to go to waste! :D

So my search for another baklava starts again.... ;)

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*I don't think my other blog will be 'operational' real soon...and I don't think I have the time to make another blog, so Food Friday is here to stay. For now. I think. Many many thanks to those who have kept on playing! :)

17 shared thoughts:

☺lani☺ at: Fri Dec 17, 12:09:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Looks good! My first time to hear, but the name sounds...(another word for happy:) Happy Friday!

Luna Miranda at: Fri Dec 17, 12:22:00 AM GMT+8 said...

baklava? nahhh, he's a real man. hehehe

acquired taste ba ang baklava? i had my first at Hossein's, and it was good.

Luna Miranda at: Fri Dec 17, 01:07:00 AM GMT+8 said...

i've also posted here---
http://savorthebite.blogspot.com/2010/12/red-rock-cobb-salad.html

Gizelle at: Fri Dec 17, 01:12:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Sorry for the not so good experience...Turkish baklava is good but there are variations like that in Afghanistan may pistachio...saka minsan pagdating sa atin nagiiba na di ba, gaya ng okonomiyaki, merong iba timpla at lahok na nilalagay :(

blankPixels of Certified Foodies at: Fri Dec 17, 03:02:00 AM GMT+8 said...

I snickered when I read the name of this dessert. LOL. It's my first time hearing about baklava so pardon my reaction. Hehehe.

I'm also like you, even if I'm not happy with what I ordered or bought, I tend to continue finishing it 'cause I don't want to waste it. Hehehe.

Which baklava would you recommend so far? Though I don't usually like nuts mixed with anything, I love pistachios so I might enjoy baklava with it.

By the way, here's our Food Friday post:
Wai Ying in Chinatown

maiylah at: Fri Dec 17, 07:39:00 AM GMT+8 said...

thanks, Lani!
...hehehe, i also laughed when i first read what the dessert was called (a Malaysian friend blogged about it and that's how i found out about this dessert). ;)

thanks, LM
...hahaha, sabi ng ibang lalaki ko na friends that you'll never know kung lalaki ba talaga siya unless he turns 40! no idea how true that is, but... ;)
i want to try the baklava at Hossein's!!!!

thanks, G
...oo nga, eh. nag-iiba pagdating dito sa atin :(

thanks blankPixels
...hahaha, nakakatawa nga ung name ng dessert. this was the first time that i tried it, so i really couldn't recommend one yet. but LM mentioned liking the baklava at Hossein's, so maybe we should check that out! :)

have a happy weekend, everyone!♥

Jenn at: Fri Dec 17, 10:36:00 AM GMT+8 said...

I have heard of Baklava, but I still haven't tasted it.

My share for this week's Food Friday:
SM Iloilo Culinary Festival

♥peachkins♥ at: Fri Dec 17, 10:54:00 AM GMT+8 said...

It's been a while maiylah! Baklava is my mom's favorite dessert!

Have a great weekend!

The Peach Kitchen
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oggi at: Fri Dec 17, 11:36:00 AM GMT+8 said...

At least they didn't go to waste.:)

The baklava I had were filled with pistachios. I liked them but I find them too sweet and cloying. A small diamond was more than enough.

Happy Friday!

FF this week: Duck Soup

Race at: Fri Dec 17, 01:33:00 PM GMT+8 said...

wow new food yan ah! grabe ang contents mukhang masarap! namiss ko to nung friday sobrang busy di nako nakasali :-)

here's my entry for this week:
http://www.edmfun.com/2010/12/ffftf-homemade-cakes.html

Arlene\ at: Fri Dec 17, 02:44:00 PM GMT+8 said...

The name sounds interesting and funny. Natawa ako sa unang comment ni Luna. hehehe

It's my first time to hear it. I assume this is a Turkish delight. :)

My entry is up!

maiylah at: Fri Dec 17, 03:28:00 PM GMT+8 said...

thanks, Jenn, Peachkins, Ms. Oggi, Race, and Arlene

...yup, the name is interesting. ;)

happy weekend to everyone!♥

Jay - agent112778 at: Sat Dec 18, 01:04:00 AM GMT+8 said...

i seen this on magazines and now in blog and it sounds interesting to try

heres my entry

julie at: Sat Dec 18, 03:03:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Have a slice of Ube Cake na lang :D

Happy Friday, err.. Saturday pala.

maiylah at: Sat Dec 18, 07:06:00 AM GMT+8 said...

thanks Jay and T. Julie

happy weekend!♥

Madz at: Sun Dec 19, 10:53:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Never tried it, but I keep on hearing that it's good, though in your case in other restaurants maybe :)

Joining for this week, hope I'm not too late! :P

maiylah at: Mon Dec 20, 07:13:00 AM GMT+8 said...

thanks, Madz
looks like another fun adventure for you and your friend with your first food blog invite! :)

enjoy the rest of the week! ♥

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