Food & Drink

Seattle’s 45 Best Global Dishes: Desserts

From colorful squares of Punjabi-style fudge to elegant slices of Swedish cake, these are a few of our favorite (local) international sweets

By Seattle Mag March 5, 2017

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This article originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of Seattle magazine.

Princess Cake Slice
Byen Bakeri
Traditional Swedish prinsesstårta contains layers of sponge cake, raspberry jam and whipped cream, topped with green marzipan and a pink rose. It was named princess cake because of the three Swedish princesses who loved it so. $6.25. Queen Anne, 15 Nickerson St.; 206.218.1000; byenbakeri.com

Pista, Rose and Lemon Burfi, and Gajrela 
Punjab Sweets
Pistachio, rose, lemon and shredded carrots are combined with cream and plenty of sugar to create these sugary fudge-like squares. $7.99–$8.99/pound. Kent, 23617 104th Ave. SE; 253.859.3236; punjabsweetsonline.com

Pistachio Baklava
Turkish Delight

Walnuts are commonly used in dessert fillings in parts of the Middle East, but we prefer the pistachios used in this syrup-soaked pastry. $4. Pike Place Market, 1930 Pike Place; 206.443.1387

Lord Chong Bai Tauy
Wann Yen

The green noodles in this Thai-style shaved ice are made with the fragrant pandan leaf. The dessert also includes smoky palm sugar and coconut milk. $4.75. University District, 1313 NE 43rd St.; 206.432.5902; wannyen.com

Strawberry Shortcake
Modern

This layered cake with barely sweet cream and fresh strawberries is the most popular Western-style cake in Japan. $5. Phinney Ridge, 6108 Phinney Ave. N; 206.420.4088; modern-seattle.com

Flan
Salvadorean Bakery

Creamy caramel flan is a common dessert throughout Latin America. $2.50. White Center, 1719 SW Roxbury St.; 206.762.4064; thesalvadoreanbakery.com

 

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