Al Diwaniya Omani Sweets

Food in Nizwa

With a traditional diet that relied heavily on dates, Omanis have a particularly sweet tooth. A favourite confection is halwa, a thick, gelatinous sweet laced with cardamom and nuts. This shop has a sampling station of seven or eight varieties. The most expensive is a deep red colour, stained with slivers of saffron. Earthenware halwa bowls are sold here, too.