We received an email from Khanfaroosh last week, it’s a home bakery that specializes in 2 types of Kuwaiti desserts: the traditional gers 3gaily and a cononut flavored one. They wanted to send us a sample to review.
We were expecting 2 little round cakes, but instead we got the package pictured above. When we opened them we found dozens of little cakes, each one wrapped separately. We thought the mini portions was a cool idea.
We started tasting them as soon as we unwrapped the package. The regular one tasted good. I couldn’t really taste the chocolate, which is good, coz I think it would’ve been a distraction anyway. The coconut flavored one tasted like it was a mix of basbosa and a gers 3gaily. The coconut flavor isn’t strong, which is good, again, coz I hate coconuts in sweets (bounty bar… yuck!) and I liked it. It was very well balanced.
^ The regular gers 3gaily. Golden wrap.
Mishary’s Mom and my Mom objected to the idea of having them chocolate covered, coz “gers 3gailies are our milk’s (chay7aleeb) companions and by covering them with chocolate, we won’t be able to dunk them in milk like we’re used to.” Other than the chocolate issue, not a big problem if you’re not a dunker, the whole thing tasted good. The small portions are a very nice idea, especially when you’re at a gathering and you don’t want to get a plate and stuff.
^ The coconut flavored. Purple wrap.
I think a lot of people will like what Khanfaroosh has to offer. We liked how they tasted and they were nicely wrapped too. I think they did a good job. A new and definitely a different take on an old recipe.
To get more information and to order you can call Khanfaroosh at 67701052.