While traveling around Malta, do not miss and taste the traditional Maltese Ftira! Read why!
Almost all routes in Gozo, the smaller island of Malta, terminate in the capital – Vittoria (called Ir-Rabat by locals). While traveling around Gozo you usually have to go back to Vittoria (even it might be all way round of the island) and to take another route. Quite complicated, but the island is worth it!
During our travel in Gozo, we just came from beautiful red sandy beach Ramla Bay, and we had one hour to catch the bus to Azure Window and I was hungry!
In front of the Vittoria main bus station I found a cozy bistro called Cup Cake island. I had there one of the best fast food in Malta! And the service was warm!
There are 2 types of Ftira you could try – traditional Maltese Ftira for those who do love meat or Tuna Ftira for those who do love fish. I did try both, and I really could not decide which one was the best, as I do like meat and also tuna.
Ftira is typical bread filled with various ingredients – these can be changed based on the restaurant. Chips on the side with a fresh salad are a big plus, and one portion is more than enough!
Traditional Maltese Ftira: tomato paste, meat, olives, goat cheese, capers, onions, olive oil, fresh mint and basil
Tuna Ftira: tomato paste, tuna, olives, goat cheese, capers, onions, olive oil, fresh mint and basil
I have to said that food and taste of Gozo could be one of the reasons why is Maltese cuisine so famous!
If you go to markets or stores, most of the products in Malta are from this amazing island! (If we do not count many imported Italian products, as Malta is less than 100 km far away from Sicily).
I ate more Ftiras during my stay in Malta, but I did like the most the fresh made Ftiras in Cup Cake Island. Try more Ftiras while traveling around Malta – you can easily get Ftiras everywhere. And then decide which one do you prefer the most! 🙂
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