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Malta Inspired Party Food // Vegetarian Style

A few weeks ago, I was invited to take part in the Expedia World on a Plate Challenge, Maltese style. The challenge was to create…

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A few weeks ago, I was invited to take part in the Expedia World on a Plate Challenge, Maltese style. The challenge was to create a meal using a massive haul of Maltese food that was sent to my doorstep.

As it’s coming up to Christmas and New Years Eve, they’ll be more family and friends popping usual, you might even be hosting a bit of a get-together!

With that in mind, I wanted to create a bit of a spread that you could put on for any seasonal guests.  We usually stick to the traditional sausage rolls, breadsticks and ham sandwiches – why not have a themed buffet for something a bit different?

maltese meal party - party food malta

Here’s what’s in my Malta inspired party spread, in order of the photos:

  • traditional maltese bread drizzled in oil
  • Twistees – a traditional cheese snack that tastes like cheesy Nik Naks!
  • salsa and humous as dips
  • olives, sun dried tomatoes and mozzarella
  • traditional Maltese water biscuits (Galletti) with chutney and cheese
  • traditional Maltese biscuits
  • Qaghaq Ta L – Ghasel – honey rings with black treacle and orange rings
  • Buskutini Tal – Guglien – traditional sweet biscuits with sesame seeds
  • Buskutini Tal – Rahal – traditional sweet biscuit with aniseed
  • Krustini Tal Lews – sweet biscuit with almonds and Kearesemar – a chew biscuit with almonds, nuts and orange water
  • Kinnie – a maltese traditional soft drink with better orange and aromatic herbs, an ideal Vodka mix.
  • Cisk – a traditional maltese larger.
Malta Inspire Party Food bread
Malta Inspire Party Food twistees
Malta Inspire Party Food
Malta Inspired Party Food olives
Malta Inspired Party Food
Malta Inspired Party Food
Malta Inspired Party Food
Malta Inspired Party Food
Malta Inspired Party Food
Malta Inspired Party Food
Malta Inspired Party Food kinnie
Malta Inspired Party Food cisk beer
Malta Inspired Party Food

My favourite has to be the water crackers with cheese – I love crackers and cheese and they always make a great party food. The Twistees were also delicious, think of it as a cross between a Wotsit and a Nik Nak! More Twistees, please!

The sweet biscuits were all delicious too, but savoury has always been where it’s at for me!

As for the beer, it’s delicious – I’m not very good with describing the taste of a beer, but it does remind me of a house beer you’d get in a European pub, which makes no sense, but I know what I mean. I wasn’t too fond of the Kinnie drink, as it was a little bit too bitter for me, but I’m going to try it with some spirits over Christmas and see how it tastes as a mixer!

Woud you like to try this party food from Malta?

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22 comments

  1. Those oozing looking doughnut things look bizarre! Everything looks great, I think I’d probably go for the crackers with cheese too – we used to ALWAYS have a Ritz and cheese station on every buffet table we had growing up, it’s just TOO tasty to not love!

    Sarah πŸ™‚
    Saloca in Wonderland

  2. Yum! All the party food looks delicious! I don’t think I’ve had Maltese beer before but these pictures had made me want it soo much!

  3. I’m not all that familiar with Maltese food but I’m always up for cheese and crackers at a party.

  4. First up Twisties?! I thought they were an Aussie only thing! Had no idea they had them in Malta too. We have all kinds of flavours here, not just the cheese ones. I wonder if Malta has the same ones too? Or if they make their own Twisties?

    Totally not the point of your post, ha! I just ate a lot of Twisties growing up!

  5. Wow. Everything looks so delicious. In my opinion Mediterranean cuisine ingredients provide some of the most tasteful dishes. Very nice overview Corinne.

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