Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh of Sweet: Desserts from London's Ottolenghi | Ask Your Questions Now ›

Restaurants & Bars

Outer Boroughs Middle Eastern

Unusual Middle Eastern sweet


Restaurants & Bars 2

Unusual Middle Eastern sweet

Liana | Mar 30, 2004 08:54 AM

After dinner at Kabob Cafe on Steinway Street in Astoria, some friends and I had desserts at the Middle Eastern bakery a few doors south (I don't remember the name of the place, but it has a gaudy purple electric sign out front). My favorite sweet was a slice of a fresh cheese of some sort, topped with orange zest and paprika and crushed pistachios. It was cut from a huge round pizza-looking slab of cheese about 3/4 inch thick. Does anybody know what that was, or, better, how to make it? It wasn't even very sweet, actually.

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound