Site not look beautiful? Click here

Dining

One beautiful bite from Manan Bakery

Image
Time to try chaabiet, a custard-and-phyllo delight.

The owners of Manan Bakery might be Armenian, but the exotic (and familiar) treats at this small west-side shop come from all over the world: French pastries and breads, traditional American cakes and several variations of Mediterranean baklava, just to name a few. Try something new and reap the rewards.

That’s what I did, and it’s called chaabiet. For someone who grew up eating ultra-rich, super-sweet slabs of grandma’s baklava, this phyllo-encrusted dessert was a welcome alternative. A thin strip of custard cream with a slight almond essence is enclosed in multiple layers of phyllo, including a mound of toasty phyllo shreds. It’s topped with some chopped pistachios and served warm. Odd and indulgent, it left a serious impression.

Manan Bakery 6620 W. Flamingo Road #4, 733-4000. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Tags: Dining
Share
Photo of Brock Radke

Brock Radke is Las Vegas Weekly's food editor and author of the Strip-focused column The Incidental Tourist. He has written ...

Get more Brock Radke

Commenting Policy

Previous Discussion:

  • “[El Bulli] wasn’t a restaurant,” Adrià said. It was a place to “look for the limits of food.”

  • What beer goes best with Roman pizza with spicy sporessata and smoked gouda? That would be Squatters Wee Peat Scottish Ale, of course.

  • The chef list for Sunday Supper includes Luciano Pellegrini and Jose Aleman of Marche Bacchus, Ming See Woo of Fu Asian Kitchen, Chris Palmeri of ...

  • Get More Dining Stories
Top of Story