Creamy Cake Dessert in Duhok
by Jonny Blair
When you wander the markets, bazaars and streets of Iraqi Kurdistan, you will notice how many different types of ready to eat food there are.
It was dessert time though and so I opted for what I can only describe as a creamy cake dessert.
It’s basically a transparent plastic cup with coloured cream, chocolate, cake and syrup in it. They come in various sizes, shapes and varieties.
I saw it in every town I was in – mostly around the markets areas. Duhok, Erbil and Sulaymaniyeh have lots of them.
I paid 1,000 Iraqi Dinars for one, which is about 90 cents US. Reasonable enough. I’m pretty sure you could shop around or bargain it down or find somewhere selling for 500 ID though.
Of course it’s good! I have a sweet tooth and I loved it. If I wasn’t such a tight cheapskate backpacker, I’d have eaten at least one of these a day.
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