Being located in the middle east has a lot of benefits (and some disadvantages of course but lets stay positive), for example: The great weather most of the year and being right on the shores of the Mediterranean are just some of them. Another major plus is the food, especially if you consider Israel to be a meeting point for many cultures (for those of you who don’t know, the majority of Israel’s population are Jewish people that came from eastern Europe and north Africa). The fusion of cultures reflects in many aspects of life but more then most is the food. Take some authentic Jewish European cuisine with some Libyan, Yemenite and Persian spices and cooking techniques, and you get a unique blend of flavors. Here are some of my favorite ones:
- Sabih – Fried eggplant, hard boiled egg, potatoes and many salads in pita bread. The best one is located in Tsharnihovski st and its called after the name.
- Burika – 2 sheets of paper thin doe, filled with mash potatoes, a raw egg and fried. Goes well in a pita bread or by itself. This is a traditional Libyan dish and located in the “Karmel” market.
- Hummus – Ground chickpeas, lemon juice, and thini. Every house in Israel has a box in the fridge but the best one is the fresh one, cooked every morning. There’s a long lasting argument which is the best one but try “Abu hasan” in old Jaffa.
- Shawarma – Turkey, spices, salads ,in a pita bread or laffa (round circle shaped doe). Forget about what you know in Europe as the doner, here the Shawarma tastes different and much better. The best place in town is “Bino” in old Jaffa.
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