I spent a couple of weeks in Albania last year and one of the best things about Albania (if not the best) is the food. Fresh salads, delicious meat and potato dishes, kebabs, vegetarian borek, and other local specialities. I loved everything and when you only pay around 5 euros per meal, it tastes even better.
One thing I wasn’t too sure about however, was Tirana’s special hot chocolate. When I ordered hot chocolate off the menu, I figured it would be a regular hot chocolate or maybe something quite rich like you find in Italy but that wasn’t the case. This was more like a dessert. It was thick and sickly sweet. I love sweet things but it was even too sweet for me!
I couldn’t quite put my finger on what this reminded me of, some kind of chocolate pudding type dessert maybe, I don’t know. All I know is that I couldn’t eat/drink the whole thing. The poor waiter felt so bad that he didn’t charge us for it and refused to take our money. He said is was a specialty of Tirana and people come from all around the city for their hot chocolate. Oops. Sorry Tirana! I’ll have to give it another go next time I’m there.