Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Ice Cream, ice cream, we all scream for ice cream
We noticed the phenomenon almost immediately. Everyone one we passed in the Souq al-Hamidiyya was eating ice cream - globs of white goo covered with green pistachio nuts. The more enthusiastic among us made a beeline to Bekdach for purportedly "some of the best ice cream" in Damascus. After taking some fun photos with the ice cream scooper (see the image where he has blown up his plastic glove), we all tried the ice cream and we all agreed that it was somewhat overrated. In fact the true ice cream aficionados (B and Yo) declared that it was a poor substitute for ice cream. We all doubted that it contained dairy products at all. This was one of our first adventures with food in Syria.