Baku in Azerbaijan is full of surprises and as I backpack my way round some completely off the wall and not even on any beaten path places, I have also taken time out to try the local food. First up – a short post on Pakhlava, an Azerbaijani dessert. Well worth a try!
Where can you buy Pakhlava in Baku, Azerbaijan?
As Pakhlava is a national dessert in Azerbaijan it’s easy to find. We headed to a cool restaurant in Baku’s Old Town to try it. The restaurant above in the picture is called Sehrli Tandir.
What’s in Pakhlava and how does it taste?
The main taste I remember from the Pakhlava was of walnut and sweet syrup. These two are only some of Pakhlava’s many ingredients. I found an expert recipe on how to make it, on The Dilovery Cookery Book website for those wanting to try to make it themselves.
How much does Pakhlava cost?
Most resaurants will have it for around 1 Manat each (roughly 1 Euro) and this is for a small portion. Shop around local bakeries to secure a 3 for 2 deal and yu can get it much cheaper. We headed to the old town in Baku and I’ve since had it in a few other places.
It’s worth a try. Loving Azerbaijan!