What We Are Eating Today: Santa Nata

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Updated 02 May 2020

What We Are Eating Today: Santa Nata

Famous for its Portuguese custard tarts, London-based Santa Nata (@santanata.sa) is offering the people of Riyadh a taste of pastel de nata, Portugal’s favorite treat.

Bakers at Santa Nata use top-quality ingredients to create perfectly crisp pastry shells filled with creamy egg-custard and topped with sprinkles of cinnamon or icing sugar.

Santa Nata is named after the home of the original pastel de nata in the parish of Santa Maria de Belem in Lisbon.

The original treat was created more than 200 years ago by monks at the Jeronimos monastery. At the time, large quantities of egg whites were used for starching clothes, allowing leftover yolk to be used in cake, pastry and dessert recipes.

In 1834, after Lisbon’s convents and monasteries were forced to close, monks began selling the sweet pastries at a nearby sugar refinery to boost revenues.

Santa Nata puffed pastries are cooked daily and can be ordered in packs of four or 12.

Santa Nata SA is located at Anas bin Malik Street, Al-Malqa, Riyadh, and is available on delivery apps such as The Chefz.

What We Are Eating Today: Melted

Updated 23 October 2020

What We Are Eating Today: Melted

A group of Saudi friends with a tasty business idea have found sweet success with their chocolate brownie venture.
The pals launched their project, Melted, in Jeddah four years ago to establish their own brand of brownies and their creations have since proved a hit with connoisseurs of the confection.
Melted offers an array of mouthwatering multiflavored brownies including classic chocolate milk, lotus, peanut butter chocolate, and Arabic coffee while its recently released rich, dark chocolate, raspberry brownie bar adds a fruity twist to the range.
Its signature cookie is chewy, warm, and filled with a mix of chocolate chips and Melted also produces seasonal flavors such as birthday blondies, and colorful vanilla fudge bars. In addition, its Karak bars are a cakey combination of black tea, cardamom, and cloves infused with sweet notes of cinnamon.
All the bars are served in jars with the customer’s name printed on the side.
For more information visit Instagram @melted.sa