Bakdash (ice cream parlor)

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Coordinates: 33°30′40″N 36°18′13″E / 33.511075°N 36.303733°E / 33.511075; 36.303733

Bakdash ice cream
For the founder of the Syrian Communist Party, see Khalid Bakdash.

Bakdash, also known as Bakdach (Arabic: بكداش‎), is an ice cream parlor in Damascus, Syria. The shop was established around 1885 in Al-Hamidiyah Souq in the old city of Damascus.[1][2] It is famous for its pistachio-covered Booza, a pounded ice cream with an elastic texture made of mastic and sahlab. It is famous around the Arab world and has become a popular tourist attraction.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Malouf, 2007, p.225
  2. ^ Orla Guerin (26 February 2005). "Syria's silent questions". BBC News.