Last May we stopped by Nabil Debabha’s shop on Ile Saint-Louis where we tasted an assortment of his delicious dried fruits, nuts, and Oriental sweets. On Sunday, I stopped by again and learned that he has a new product, powdered fruit. It comes in four flavors: strawberry, lemon, orange, and mango. I took home a sample of strawberry to try.
By itself, the powdered strawberry tastes slightly tart. At Nabil’s suggestion, we added it to tea and yoghurt. We brewed a cup of English breakfast tea and added a tablespoon of the powder. It does, indeed, produce a pleasant strawberry-flavored tea. Added to yoghurt, it transforms the product into an agreeable strawberry-flavored dessert. In both cases, we added sweetener, which we found necessary to bring out the flavor.
As well as the powdered product, Nabil gave me a sample of his dried fruits. I particularly enjoyed mango, but I also tasted pineapple, kiwi, strawberry, as well as other fruits. All of them are fun to snack on!
Nabil’s shop is located on Ile Saint-Louis at 1, rue des Deux Ponts. His telephone number is 07.60.09.85.21. He is open seven days a week from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. There is no name on the store front. Just look for the display of fruits, nuts, and sweets in the window!
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