Bakdash (ice cream parlor)
Bakdash (Arabic: بَكْدَاش, romanized: Bakdāš), alternatively romanised as Bakdach, is a landmark ice cream parlor in the Al-Hamidiyah Souq in the ancient city of Damascus. Established in 1895, it is famous for its traditional Middle Eastern booza—a mastic frozen dairy dessert. It is noted around the Arab world and has become a popular tourist attraction.
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.
- "As Syria Melts Down, Ice Cream Shop Sets Up In Jordan". NPR.org. Retrieved 2020-06-23.
- Malouf, 2007, p.225
- Malouf, Lucy; Bourdain, Anthony; Harvey, Matt (2007), Saha: A Chef's Journey Through Lebanon and Syria, Tuttle Publishing, ISBN 978-0-7946-0490-5