While people rave about the amazing atmosphere, the unforgettable sites, the breathtaking views and more, to truly understand what Jerusalem is all about, there are some things that you simply have to experience through your stomach. Here are just a few of the things you really should try while visiting Jerusalem:
Meorav Yerushalmi: “Directly translates to “Mixed Jerusalem” this delicious mix of different meats in a special local blend of spices is an absolute carnivors’ heaven.
“Ashtanur”: Short in Hebrew for “fire in the oven” Ashtanur is an authentic local pitta bread which you can find in midtown or the markets during lunchtime. If you’re especially hungry, try it wrapped around a portion of shawarma or falafel.
Sabich: an absolute original, the Sabich is a truly unique local dish comprised of a Pitta bread packed with fried eggplant, hard-boiled eggs, and pickles, usually topped by Amba, a local, flavorful condiment. Once you try it, you’ll be hooked for life.
Malabi: A unique a combination of beverage and dessert, made of a mixture of rosewater, milk, cornstarch and sugar. Malabi is a very popular Jerusalem dish, sold in many middle eastern restaurants and kiosks throughout the city. Guaranteed to be nothing like anything you have ever tasted.
And of course… Falafel: The ultimate local street food, found on nearly every street, try it alone or even better in a pitta bread with hummus, fries and fresh vegetable salad – absolutely delicious.
So book your vacation now and get a taste of these awesome local treats to go with the your unforgettable trip to the magical city of Jerusalem.