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  • Writer's pictureDianna Janas

Israel, a Foodies Paradise

Israel is a melting pot of cultures, and this is reflected in its cuisine. With influences from the Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and North African regions, Israeli food is a unique blend of flavours and textures that will tantalize your taste buds.

In this blog, we'll explore some of Israel's most delicious and popular dishes.

One of the most well-known dishes in Israeli cuisine is falafel. Made with chickpeas or fava beans, falafel is a deep-fried ball that is typically served in pita bread with salad, hummus, and tahini sauce. It is a vegetarian staple that can be found in street food stalls, restaurants, and cafes all over the country.

Another favourite dish in Israel is shakshuka. This is a flavorful breakfast dish made with eggs cooked in a tomato-based sauce with onions, peppers, and spices such as cumin and paprika. It is usually served with bread or pita and can also be enjoyed as a lunch or dinner option. If you happen to be in Miami Beach, go to Aroma's on Collins for a coffee and try this favourite taste of Israel.

Hummus is another must-try dish in Israel. This creamy dip is made with mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic and is often served as a side dish or as a spread on sandwiches. Israelis take their hummus seriously, and there are debates about who makes the best hummus in the country.

Israel is also known for its delicious street food. Sabich is a popular option that consists of a pita stuffed with fried eggplant, hard-boiled eggs, hummus, tahini, and salad. Another popular street food is shawarma, made with marinated meat (usually chicken or lamb) cooked on a rotating spit and then served in a pita with salad, tahini sauce, and pickles.

For those with a sweet tooth, Israeli desserts are a must-try. Baklava is a popular pastry made with layers of filo pastry, nuts, and honey syrup. Another dessert to try is malabi, a creamy milk pudding that is flavoured with rose water and topped with pistachios and syrup.

In conclusion, Israeli food is a delicious and diverse fusion of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and North African flavours. With so many options to choose from, it is a foodie's paradise. Whether you're enjoying a falafel from a street food vendor, savouring a shakshuka for breakfast, or indulging in sweet baklava for dessert, you won't be disappointed by Israel's culinary delights to offer.


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