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 😉
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 of 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 🙂
Gummy sweets. The allure of them? kosher.
My dad and brother getting freshly made juice. It’s like the “juicing” craze has been in this country forever.
Us and a heap of fragrant spices.
Out for a Shwarma in Tel Aviv.
Japanika is our favourite Sushi restaurant. We don’t get much kosher sushi here in CT 😦
Edemame. A new addiction. They’re soy beans served with course salt and lemon. OMG.
This is how crazy kosher sushi makes us.
Tempura. Fried sushi. ALL OF IT.
Outside Sambooki. Eating pastries.
Greg and I in Machaneh Yehuda, the market in Jerusalem.
The beginning of my slushy addiction. I visited this guys stall almost every day in Jerusalem.
Lemon and pineapples flavours. Yes, the fact that the pineapple is blue is of course questionable.
The shuk (market) in Jerusalem has dozens of flavours of Halva for you to buy. Best is they hand out samples as you walk by.
Coffee flavoured Halva.
Roggelach. Now these are the ultimate pastries. (Granted, we never actually ate any of these)
I cannot explain how amazing being around fresh spices like this is. The aromas are magnificent.
Out for a fancy dinner.
Chicken and coconut fettuccine.
Steak roll. Chips. Salad.
After all the eating – I just needed a salad.
My brothers buying sweets.
Cherry and grape flavours.
Spinach and Ricotta ravioli with sundried tomato sauce. Oh goodness I love ravioli.
Butterscotch and pistachio flavours.
Eating at New Deli.
This watermelon ice lolly literally tastes like my childhood.
Ice coffee mixed with ice vanilla.
Frozen yoghurt. With ALL the toppings.
Our Israeli hosts threw a braai for us.
An Israeli braai feast!
We stumbled upon the Carmel Winery and bought a bottle of wine.
Our final night in Israel – celebrated by eating more sushi.
Even though we were popping after sushi – we had to have ice cream. Yolo, much?
Orange juice and limonana (lemon & mint) juice. That limonana was heavenly.
Greg at Cafe Greg 🙂
When they say your meal is being served with bread, you expect 2 slices – not an entire mini loaf of fresh, warm bread. Heaven.
Shakshuka. The most delicious Israeli egg and tomato breakfast concoction.
Greg’s omellete in phyllo pastry (or something)
All the food on our table. Both our meals ALSO came with salads.