In Valletta, eating well is easy--there is at least one excellent family-run taverna on almost every street, from the cozy Legligin, a wine bar with a dozen small tables that serves an excellent chef's menu for a mere 30 euros, to the elegant Rubino, with its simple but delicious seasonal dishes made with local ingredients such as lampuki
, mahi-mahi that are caught from September to November.
Since the Lampuki
fishing season is fast approaching, the Plant Health Directorate would like to emphasise on the importance that palm fronds which are taken from palm trees to be used for the Lampuki
fishing season, are free from any symptoms associated with the Red Palm Weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus) pest.
Entre los platos tradicionales malteses estan: el Bragioli, el cerdo relleno, la carne de res o cordero cocinados en horno con patatas y cebollas, pescados frescos atrapados localmente como el lampuki
MOUTHWATERING Taste the local lampuki
, a small delicious fish that is best cooked in butter - although you can hardly go wrong with all the traditional and mouthwatering Mediterranean fare that's on offer in every restaurant and food shop.
The freshest fish such as swordfish and lampuki
are a feature of the menu along with lamb, and rabbit dishes.
We spent a very pleasant day seeing the sights, eating Maltese specialities of lampuki
(dorado) and smoked swordfish, followed by fig ice-cream, at scenic Marsalforn bay.
Italian-style pasta is also popular alongside traditional Maltese treats like Lampuki
pie (fish) or the Turkish speciality of pastizzi (small savoury pastries) - which are served as appetisers.