Loukmades – Honey Balls
As you leave Larnaca airport, heading west towards the village of Kiti, at the village of Meneou, there is a trailer on the left that makes the most diving ‘Loukmades’ (Honey Balls) you will ever have.
In Greece, loukoumades are commonly spiced with cinnamon in a honey syrup and can be sprinkled lightly with powdered sugar. Loukoumades are a traditional Greek dessert with roots in deep antiquity, although some disagreement exists over which historical Greek honey-cake is the ancestor of the modern loukoumas, whose present name is borrowed from Arabic via Turkish. The candidate most frequently mentioned as being prepared with hot oil is enkris, which is described below along with other postulated ancestral honey-cakes.