I’ve been in Malta for about 6 years, and the food, sun, and way of life are so different from those back in Edinburgh. I particularly enjoy the distinct cuisine.

Maltese cuisine reflects Maltese history; it displays significant Italian and English influences in addition to Spanish, French, Maghrebin, Provencal, and other Mediterranean cuisines.

Here is a list of some must-tries!

Froga tat-tarja – Verrmicelli Omlette

By International Cuisine

Froga tat-tarja is a classic Maltese pasta omelette prepared with vermicelli. This dish is an amazing way of bulking up freshly cooked pasta or transforming leftovers into a second supper. It requires little work to prepare and vanishes quickly.


Via Malta Today

Sfine tal-Inova are a Maltese specialty that is usually consumed during the Lenten season, notably on Good Friday. Essentially, they are fried dough balls containing an anchovy.


By The Compulsive Traveller

Pastizz is a classic Maltese savory pastry. Pastizzi are typically filled with either ricotta or peas with curry. Pastizzi are a well-known and popular traditional Maltese dish. It should not be confused with U’ pastizz ‘rtunnar, the Italian version of pastizz.

Green peppers stuffed with Rice

By A Maltese Mouthful

Classic stuffed peppers with rice, ground beef, two types of cheese, and Italian herbs are baked in tomato sauce until tender and flavorful!

Rabbit Stew

By Living Malta

Traditional Maltese stewed rabbit, better known as ‘Stuffat tal-Fenek’, is considered Malta’s national dish.

Lampuki Pie

By Little Rock

Lampuka is the Maltese name for mahi-mahi, a mild, delicious white fish that forms the heart of a dish that hints at English cooking

Ħobż biż-Żejt

By Taaable

Ħobż biż-Żejt recipe, make your own Maltese traditional bread with topping. The name “Hobz biz-zeit” means in English simply “bread with oil”

Spinach And Tuna Pie

By I Love Food

Spinach and Tuna Pie Torta tal-Ispinaċi u Tonn taż-Żej

Maltese Kapunata

By I Love Food Malta

ltese Kapunata, is a simple and flavourful salty, sweet and sour salad. Made from a mix of fresh summer vegetables

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