Bakdash (ice cream parlor)

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Bakdash in 2009

Bakdash (Arabic: بَكْدَاش, romanizedBakdāš), alternatively romanised as Bakdach, is a landmark ice cream parlor in the Al-Hamidiyah Souq in the ancient city of Damascus.[1] Established in 1895, it is famous for its traditional Middle Eastern booza—a mastic frozen dairy dessert.[1][2] It is noted around the Arab world and has become a popular tourist attraction.[2]

A second branch opened in Amman, Jordan in 2013 to cater to a growing Syrian diaspora there—amidst the Syrian civil war, slowing economic activity, and supply chain problems at the main Damascene branch.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "As Syria Melts Down, Ice Cream Shop Sets Up In Jordan". Retrieved 2020-06-23.
  2. ^ a b Malouf, 2007, p.225