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6 Authentic Saudi Sweet Dishes That Are Guaranteed To Satiate Your Sweet Tooth

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Saudi Arabia always beckons you to experience something more, so why not try its sweet dishes this time around?

It is no secret that we in Saudi have a sweet tooth and you can get an idea of that by these amazing sweet dishes that have passed down from generation to generation. Here are the best of the best from all over the country.

Haneeni

One bite in and you’ll find it difficult to stop eating. Normally associated with weddings, this lovely dessert comes with a long expiration date.

Aseeda

Soft and juicy, Aseeda doesn’t require many ingredients to prepare. Comprising mainly of flour mixed with honey or dates, the dish actually takes a good amount of effort to prepare but it is totally worth it. Aseeda is consumed in some other countries as well and comes in many varieties.

Haysa

Nutritious and filling – need we say more? Made of dates, ghee and flour, the dish is normally served with Arabic coffee. Haysa is synonymous with Madinah and is a must-have on those bone-chilling winter nights.

Luqaimat

In Saudi, sweets are a major part of festivities. The Saudi version of the dumpling called Luqaimat, in particular, is a Ramadan favorite.

Kleija

Hailing from the date rich province of Qassim, whenever one visits the province the two things they normally bring back with them are dates or this sweet dish called Kleija. Kleija comes in many variants nowadays but the Qassim one that has a date paste filling has no match.

Maamoul

Though Maamoul traces its origins to the Levant it is in Saudi where it was loved to a level that is hard to beat. From supermarkets to posh restaurants, Maamoul is found almost everywhere. From being a meal end dessert to a late midnight snack mouthwatering Maamoul has always been our time-tested go to Saudi sweet.

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