When traveling somewhere, other than visiting its historical and tourist attractions, tasting the dishes and desserts of that place are inevitable. Don’t hesitate that one of unforgettable experiences in your life would be trying Shirazi Faloodeh in Shiraz. Faloodeh, originally Paloodeh or Pālūde is an Iranian cold dessert consisting thin vermicelli noodles made from corn starch mixed in a semi-frozen syrup made from sugar and rose water or with lime juice in order to moderate its sweetness.
It is a traditional dessert in Iran which is originally from Shiraz. A thin rice batter is pressed through a sieve which further produces delicate strings. These strings look like grated coconut. Cold milk with blended almonds and pistachios, and then cooled, now your Faloodeh is ready. In Shiraz you will have a delicious Faloodeh around Tomb of Saadi, Tomb of Hafez, on the northern side of the Karim Khan Citadel, and Vakil Bazaar.
Shirazi Faloodeh is better known and more famous than other types of Faloodeh, and is sold in many ice cream shops throughout the country, and even in Iranian ice cream overseas along with traditional ice cream or only sold. In the Persian Empire, people would pour syrups over snow called “fruit ice” (sorbet). the Greek Alexander the Great, who battled the Persians for 10 years, enjoyed fruit “ices” sweetened with honey and chilled with snow.
In 400 BC, the Persians went further and invented a special chilled food, made of rose water and vermicelli, which was served during summers and is considered as origin of the Iranian cold dessert, Faloodeh.