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Arancina Bomba


The Arancina Bomba is a fried rice ball bomb. Imagine a softball-sized wad of rice packed with meat and peas, rolled in bread crumbs and deep fried to a golden hue. The name could not be more appropriate, as in Italian bomba is a word used to describe something heavy and fattening. For example, “that sack of mozzarella filled with cream was a bomba. Last week I indulged in the Arancina Bomba at Bar Touring in Palermo. I had big plans of having my rice ball bomb as a snack followed by a panino con panelle in Ballaro’ for lunch. After devouring half of the Arancina Bomba, I realized that this would be a physically impossible task. Even I, who has diligently trained herself to overeat when in Palermo, could not imagine eating anything for hours after my stop at Touring. I consoled myself with the second half of this deep fried rice treat.

2016-01-07T14:37:31+00:00 November 30th, 2009|Categories: Carbs, Fried Foods, Sicily|4 Comments


  1. Conchita Vecchio November 30, 2009 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    I have to say though that the porchetta sandwich was none to bad, either!

  2. Katie November 30, 2009 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    You are absolutely right. That was easily one of the best porchetta sandwiches i have ever had. And I live 10 miles from Ariccia. Bar Touring does it right.

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