We are well into the second week of Ramadan now, so I thought I'd write a little about my discoveries, not an awful many, but then there isn't an awful lot happening either!
If before it wasn't a good idea to go to Carrefour after 5pm on Fridays, well during Ramadan, it's not a good idea to go at all on Fridays. I think the whole of Amman is in Carrefour on Friday afternoon! Never in my life have I seen so many people, some with not 1 but 2 trolleys, and these are just so full.
Then we have the biggest displays of dried fruits: dates, apricots or figs…
And the all time favourite Ramadan sweet is qatayef – a less sweet version of the American pancake. All bakeries sell them and they even have special stands. I have bought them a couple of times before Ramadan, but during the Holly Month, this is really a big hit - some say they taste special!
|The Mill, a good bakery at 5th Circle|
This is what they look like when bought. The qatayef is only cooked on one side and then put together. That’s how I eat them, with Nutella – Bibs likes that too! Traditionally, a half is filled with cheese or nuts and spices like cinnamon, folded in 2 and then they are deep fried. These sweets even had an article about them in the Jordan Times of last week!