If there is one piece of Maltese cuisine that always confuses people as to how it got there, it is is the Wudy sausage roll. Ubiquitous around the island, these pastry rolls have absolutely nothing to do with tradition – they just kinda appeared one day and no one complained. Comfort food Gods gifted us the Wudy and we had to find which ones were some of the best.
Lovin Eats took a trip across the island of Malta and tried 6 different Wudys from 6 different spots…
Here’s what we found:
The Worker’s Wudy – McSims, San Gwann
This one is a bit special. Triangular edges, more pastry than usual and a generous sprinkle of sesame seeds. A little undercooked for our liking on the inside but at least the cheese was melted. The perfect filler for a work break.
The Free Spirit Wudy – Mr Maxims Jr, Naxxar
No massive flakiness here, these guys use a crumbed pastry instead. Lacking on the seeds, it’s definitely encasing a sausage – if you listen close enough you’ll hear it knocking around. You can’t tell this Wudy what to do.
The Owen Leuellen – MaxMans, Paola
A shaded seated area awaits you at this pastizzeria, as well as another Wudy using the qassata pastry. A nice golden brown crust, xeba flakes. It’s equal parts crumbly as it is chewy. This porker is up and coming, believe the hype.
Post-Paceville Wudy – Champs, Paceville
Quite flaky, no loose sausage, easily the heaviest on the seed front. Champs offer both cheesy and cheese-less but either choice is still super reliable, especially as 3am rolls around and you’re in need of something soak up those jagerbombs.
The Burst Wudy – Premier Pastizzeria, Mosta
These guys are a rare find – everything is made in house so you know it’s going to slap. Cheese is there, pastry is there. Everything you would want in a Wudy sausage roll can be found right here.
The Classic – Sphinx Pastizzeria, St Paul’s Bay
These guys are right on the edge of a bus stop so you know they’ll be busy which means they’ll be churning out fresh pastries all day long. This one was H.O.T – hot – and the cheese was literally drooling out. This is what you really want when you order a Wudy sausage roll.
So there you have it: 6 great Wudys, all unique in their own way. Be sure to stay tuned for more Lovin Eats episodes when we’ll be taking a look at some more of the island’s favourite foods to find out which ones are worth your while.
Lovin Eats is a brand new bi-weekly show brought to you by Lovin Malta that brings your favourite Maltese foods to the forefront of your feeds, the first episode was viewed around the world from as far as Australia all the way to Canada and both episodes have gained a combined 120k+ views.
Each episode sees Lovin Malta’s Johnathan Cilia visiting local haunts on the hunt for Malta’s best of each food and we want to know what things you’d like to see us try next!