Week five of my journey around the world in a flavor-powered balloon brought us to Armenia, where we sampled both a main dish and a dessert: lula kebabs (ground meat mixed with onion and spices, cooked on a skewer) and gata (a flaky pastry akin to a croissant with sugar between its layers).
The kebabs were not too different from long meatballs or sausages made from ground beef. My kids were surprisingly receptive to them; this is a surprise because they are never receptive to new food. I think it helped that they were on long metal spikes.
The gata is perhaps my favorite new dish so far. Sweet but not too sweet, so I can still eat way too many at once without feeling sick.
- Afghanistan: Kabuli Palau
- Albania: Tavë Kosi
- Algeria: Maaqouda
- Andorra: Cannelloni Andorrana
- Antigua: Antiguan Butter Bread
- Argentina: Empanadas Mendocinas