Israel Part 2: The Food Diary

I know what you’re thinking. That all of the photo’s we uploaded to Facebook/Twitter/instagram made us look like complete gluttonous fools. You’re right, it probably did. But I have to explain.

In Cape Town there are only about 5 kosher restaurants. We know the owners, the waiters and even the menus by heart. Going to a country where we could eat almost anything (and actually have to read through the menu) – was such a treat, and eating out was something we budgeted for. We’ve each been to Israel on 3 different programmes, so we’d done all the touring and all that was left was eating and shopping (ok, and the Bar Mitzvah). Which I guess was pretty ok by us ๐Ÿ˜‰

We ate sushi (fried! tempura! give us everything!) twice.

We fell in love with edamame beans.

We were taken out for a fancy Italian meal at Mamilla Mall at the Old City.

We bought spices, where the whole stalls fragrances wrap sweetly around you.

We bought kosher gummy sweets.

We had shwarma – you have to in the Middle East.

We ate “fast food” at New Deli and Holy Bagels.

We went out for dinner with my brother.

We had a grand total ofย one home cooked meal at our special friend Liat’s family.

I had a different slushy every day in Jerusalem.

We met friends for ice-cream.

We ate at “cafe Greg”.

We bought wine.

The gallery below has pictures of the incredible food we ate on our trip. For captions, hover over the image or just give it a click ๐Ÿ™‚


15 comments on “Israel Part 2: The Food Diary

  1. Shafeeqa says:

    I love halva! They used to sell the little bars in black wrappers but haven’t seen it in years ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  2. Claudine says:

    Dumb question – what does halva taste like? I get scared trying new things.

  3. […] for the Bar-Mitzvah and eating, we managed to do lots of little odds and ends in our 9 day stay. Most of it included shopping and […]

  4. Megan says:

    You glutton! How very dare you eat so much food while on holiday?! No, but seriously, I would have gone crazy, and probably came back with ten extra kilos. Your photos are amazing and the food just looks so good!

  5. […] even begin to tell you. I’m going to split it all into 3 simple posts: The Barmitzvah, the food (it really does deserve it’s own post), and “everything […]

  6. […] say we ate a lot of food in Israel is an understatement. I mean, a week after our trip and people are still passing comments on how […]

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