And this is the top place in the Old City for sampling kanafeh, a rich traditional Middle Eastern dessert made of mildly sweet cheese, grains, and pistachios baked in a very light honey syrup. You’ll see flat, orange-colored slices of kanafeh in Jaffar’s window being cut on large pizzalike trays. Purchase a ticket at the cashier’s counter for an order of kanafeh, take a seat at a table (drinking glasses are communal—you’ll probably prefer bottled soft drinks or water), and your order will soon be delivered. Decor is plain (think polished gray walls and Formica tables), but this is an authentic place filled with locals enjoying this much-loved treat. You can order takeout, but kanafeh is best fresh from the oven. Cash only.
- Frommer's Staff