Everyone knows about famous Armenian “Gata” and “Pakhlava”. These two cakes are the decoration of any Armenian traditional table.
The Armenian “Gata” is not only traditional dessert but also has a great importance. We say that “ Gata is not a simple food, it decorates every festive table, has the meaning of the luck and success”. Gata has a special round shape and with special symbols. They say that in ancient times the Armenian Grandmothers designed the Gata with the help of fork even with a cross. It means they get rid of evil. Some people claim that this sweet symbolizes the strength of the family.
The other popular dessert is the “Pakhlava”; it is layered pastry with chopped walnuts, syrup or honey. It has really delicious taste, especially when it serves with hot tea. The other sweet dessert of Armenian cuisine is the sweet “Sujukh” or Armenian Snickers. It is a special dessert made with walnuts, “Doshab”, and sugar.
Dried fruits are another feature of cuisine. They are an inseparable part of every Armenian festive table. The Armenian women are always busy in summer just because they make different jams for the winter. The Armenian grandmothers make the tastiest jams with different fruits and berries. So if you are in Armenia, you should try those tasty jams.
If you have visited Matenadaran’s building, probably you have noticed a pink colored shop where are always full of people. Here are produced the best doughnuts of Yerevan. The famous Grand Candy shop-restaurant is the most visited place amongst Armenians and foreigners.