Welcome to Malta! We're gonna be spending the next few daysexploring the island using our taste buds.
Trying some of the most authentic food andbeverage, mmm! We're gonna start off in Valletta where wecurrently are.
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com [Music] We're in the cityof Valletta right now and this is the capital of Malta and it's actually a walled city, and it was the first planned city in Europe, built by the Knights of St.
So they planned to build this city and theybuilt a huge wall around it to protect the city.
This is like this is the original wall, thisis crazy! And you can see it going all the way around.
[Music] We stopped at Caffe Cordina and thisis in Valletta, very close to the city center.
This is – this is a gem in the city.
We actually stopped here and there was tonsof people sitting outside and the square having coffee.
Coffee here is supposed to be amazing.
Coffee here is amazing.
I love coffee shops in different countriesespecially in Europe because they know how to do it very well.
All right, I'm gonna try Kannol – no – yeahKannol Rikotta.
It's a cannoli.
I thought this was only like Sicilian Italianbut currently it's Maltese as well.
So this shell is so flaky.
I just have to gently bite and just fallsapart in your mouth.
And inside its topped with pistachio and cinnamonand chocolate chips and Rikotta.
Oh so good! Mmm.
The Sicilian in me is very happy.
Another popular item here is called a honeyring, which is like a hard pastry exterior.
Inside is a molasses mixed with differentspices like cinnamon and nutmeg and anise and then bacon.
Oh, it's hard, it's a lot harder than I thought.
It's crunchy, I thought it was gonna be softbut its crunchy.
And the interior is kind of like – like aFig Newton but you know, more molassesy.
This is really good.
It'd be good dipped in tea, yeah, not bad.
Oh, whoa! That almost – that like borderline broughttears to my eyes.
It smells so fresh but what is in this magicalbag? It is called a pastizzi and if you are inMalta, you have to try it at least five times.
It is doughy goodness and inside, this one hasa ricotta cheese but you can get different fillings and are you ready for it? You can get them all over the country by theway.
Make sure it's warm and delicious and – ohmy god, it's dripping! Oh yeah.
Oh my god! The pastry is like warm queso, buttery deliciousgooeyness, flakiness, creaminess fresh.
And then inside the ricotta is really deliciousand not overpowering.
The combination is like perfection.
Mmm mmm mmm and warm.
Mmm, mmm, you gotta have it warm.
Guys, this is real good.
This is like one of those things that yousit on a park bench or in a square, and you just don't talk and you just eat.
So that's what's I'm gonna continue doing.
with the rest of this pastizzi.
Now I'm going to try Pastini.
So this is a little pastry and it's made withcrushed up almonds, with vanilla, they can put you know, orange peel in here, lots ofsugar and margarine and – oh it smells so good, just smells like a handful of freshalmonds.
I could probably eat like a hundred of these.
It's just like buttery goodness mmm and it'scrumbly.
It's like in-between like pastry and a cookie.
Maybe more in like the cookie side.
I'll have one.
I wanna bite! I wanna bite! I know Kristen wants a bite.
I'll save you a bite.
I'm having a hard time not finishing thisbecause Kristen wants it.
Spare it for coffee and tea too right? Yeah, great for coffee and tea.
Oh it's good! Mhh! Oh my chocolates! Okay, I thought I was getting a hot chocolate, it's literally a cup of melted delicious chocolate at the chocolate district in Valletta, andit's so good.
You got to come here.
Hmm, if you like chocolate of course.
But if you don't – who – who doesn't likechocolate? I ordered a Maltese coffee and this is whatcame out.
It is a blend of coffee with brown cloves, chicory and a Anise seed and typically you can get it with booze.
I think that is the way to drink it but we- it's 11 o'clock so, we decided to pass on the booze today.
Oh my god, how do I get in there with allthis – yep, that's gonna happen.
Oh my god it's good though.
Uhh, it's all over my nose, isn’t it? It's a little bit more on the sour side withbeans I guess.
Yeah are more sour rather than the bitter.
I don't really taste the cloves or – I tastechicory though, I definitely taste chicory.
I would say that's the most overpowering flavor, the coffee and the chicory.
And I guess every restaurant is differenttoo and every brand is different but it's really good, that's for sure, I highly recommendtrying it.
We just took the Valletta train and it wasa really nice experience.
It's like a half an hour tour around Valletta, six euros per person, baby of course is free, and it gives you like a brief history lessonas you're passing through different areas and we got to see like some cool like cafesand shops and learn just about Valletta, the place we are at because that is part of travel, to learn about where you are, highly recommend it.
Kai, did you have fun on the train? We're currently trying to chase sunset andwe are like going down some bumpy roads, I don't know if we're actually going the rightdirection.
Locals like that we've being passing are lookingat us like “uhhh, are you supposed to be here?” which makes me like doubt that we're goingthe right way.
What do you think Siya? I have no idea.
I've not seeing anyone on this road yet.
It's just like barely taken care of and there'sstones and potholes but we're headed to the Dingli cliffs.
Dingli cliffs? Dingli cliffs.
Kai does not care, she likes the bouncing, force her to sleep.
You made it little car.
We made it! Doesnt look promising though.
She almost turned back.
I just almost puked.
This Cliff looks like way there.
But look at this! [Music] we're at a restaurant called Nenu- the Artisan baker.
We're gonna try some traditional Maltese food.
There are a lot of restaurants in Vallettathat offer traditional Maltese food.
I came across this one just looking online, seeing really good reviews and like the entire menu is all traditional food.
So we went a little crazy because we wantto try as much as possible when we're here, in the short time we're here, so we have quitea few dishes coming that have been highly recommended and I cannot wait to taste thesenew flavors.
This is a Maltese beer, it's called Cisk Chilland it's infused with lemon, so it's like a lemonade and a beer.
So perfect for like Mediterranean summers.
Oh wow! Wow, that's good! Kai is getting excited, we're gonna try somewidows soup it's called.
So it's chopped greens, we got poached egg, we got potatoes and cheeselets.
It looks it looks like a really simple, healthy, hearty soup, great for like cold weather.
It's a little chilly outside tonight, so perfect.
You gonna try Kai, well I'm gonna try, you'renot gonna try.
It's really good.
It's like clean vegetable broth, it's reallygood.
It reminds me of a soup my mom would makefor me when I had like a stomachache and I feel healthy eating it.
Delicious! I have Maltese sausage with tomato sauce andit looks like cut-up carrots and green peas.
It's like larger chunks of like herbs andspices within the sausage which is really nice.
If was living in Malta as a kid, this wouldbe my go-to meal.
I'm trying Ftira, it's very traditional.
It kind of looks like pizza where they gota flatbread but not so flat, bread is a little bit thicker.
You can get all different types of toppings, I got potato, capers, anchovies, black olives, onions, tomato, I don't know if I said that, it's a potato not tomato and fennel and sesame seeds.
Oh my god! The fennel was a great touch because it'sgot a very distinct flavor, it's perfect.
And then the anchovies are on the salty side, though the tomatoes are sweet, the onions and the bread, and so fresh and soft mmh.
It's amaizing! That is – that is a good version of a pizza.
I have the traditional rabbit and it's marinatedin a gravy.
I haven't really eaten too much rabbit inmy life.
I don't want to drop gravy on baby's head.
And it tastes like chicken with gravy.
So, you rabbit lovers will correctly.
Tougher meat and a little gamey.
Not quite like venison but definitely moregamey than like a chicken.
I would probably get it again.
I'm not a big like rabbit fan but – but thisis delicious.
This is very well cooked.
We have arrived to Mdina and it's protected, you're not allowed to drive around there.
So, there's all these parking lots that areout front for you to park in and the parking was by donation, so we didn't even like havea flat fee, we just gave the guy five euros and he's like sure, be here all day, it'sgreat.
[Music] I have to say I'm a little bit ofa pizza connoisseur, I've got pizza all over the world and I love pizza.
This is one of the best pizza I've ever had.
Are you sure about this? I'm sure, I think it's top five.
For sure, top five.
Where are we? Where are we? I'm kind of in a pizza days, can't remember.
We're in like Rabat area in Mdina and thispizza has like Maltese sausage in it, it's like Meat Lovers with peperoni and amazinglike local cheese and everything just tastes local.
That's what happens when you're on an island.
Take a bite.
So good? Meaty cheesy, doughy goodness.