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Yummy Iceberg

Arabic ice cream (bouza bil haleeb) is a totally different experience from the rich American ice creams. It is quite light and gummy in texture. It actually stretches a bit as you spoon it. What makes it different is the flavor of Miskeh (Arabic gum) and sahlab (an extract from the tubers of orchids like a cornstarch).

The pictures are taken from Bekdash ice cream shop in Hamidyeh. Bekdash shop was first opened in 1895.


  • Although I occasionly have some of this ice cream, I'm not particularly fond of it, I prefer flavored Ice cream.

    By Blogger Baher, at 2/8/05 10:22 PM  

  • Wow! I love your blog. It is very educational for me. All your pictures are amazing. I can't wait to come back and see more.

    By Blogger nicki, at 2/8/05 10:31 PM  

  • Nice :) Thanks Ghalia.

    I ate there once ... it was really good.

    By Blogger Hasan Bazerbashi, at 3/8/05 8:24 AM  

  • Looks good! I like eating it from time to time.

    By Blogger Dina, at 3/8/05 7:11 PM  

  • They say that Bikdash has the best Ice cream ever. I never had it unfortunatly. Would like to try it sometime.

    By Blogger Stellar, at 3/8/05 8:23 PM  

  • Oh we go to syria especially for that :P joking anyways btw we might come to syria for two days :)

    By Blogger M!R@CHK@, at 4/8/05 2:45 PM  

  • نصيحة الغي موضوع النافذة المنبعثة ...
    لأنها صراحة مزعجة ...
    المهم هلأ أكلتيها عند بدكاش ؟

    By Blogger Linux Juggler, at 4/8/05 6:14 PM  

  • ditto about the pop-up window..

    It's one of my favorite things to do in damas... although the cone is pretty huge, I always get drips on my t-shirt!! :(

    By Blogger Yazan, at 4/8/05 6:51 PM  

  • Ummm, to tell the truth, I don't like it never ever, but I had to taste it cuz I thought it might be usefull since I don't drink milk!

    By Blogger Ghalia, at 4/8/05 7:30 PM  

  • Ugh i don't like this ice cream but: عيب
    if u don't eat, lol, cos' this ice is mostly served when there are some guests, (dioouf). anyway i don't like it, it tastes very bad.

    By Blogger Oz, at 6/8/05 5:32 AM  

  • ليش كاستك أزاز, ونحنا كاساتنا ستانلس.؟
    شو هالتحيز يا؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/8/05 12:43 AM  

  • yum yum.... this is nice... tastes nice and looks nice.... god i miss big-dash .... ( seems like a cold war nickname :D )....
    anyways...they call it ema3 ... right ?? ... ask stellar and she will tell ya about it guys :D

    By Blogger GraY FoX, at 15/8/05 1:03 AM  

  • well it seem nice,i didnt try it cos am not from syria i wish i'll vist syria one day and ttaste it after that i will write my commentry:p

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 28/10/05 3:18 AM  

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