Tuesday, May 1, 2018

2018 Eastern Mediterranean Trip - Foodie Interlude

As has been our custom in traveling, we are just eating locally. We had been told that Israel was going to be terribly expensive. Can't say we've found that to be the case. It's not a bargain for sure but we've been able to find plenty of good eating options at reasonable prices...even smack dab in the middle of the Old City!

Much as in the US hamburgers and sandwiches are ubiquitous as the kind of 'go to' eating options when you are on the run, here it is shawarma, falafel, kebab (usually kibbeh with ground meat) and hummus are the ubiquitous options if you are out and about and on the run. Always served with plenty of vegetables and pickles. The few times we've had a sit down meal, we've found many more interesting options.

Here's a couple of examples from our first couple of days in Jerusalem.

Getting ready for our first meal the day we arrived
Great bread, with three toppings - a hot pepper salad, a cucumber salad and a tahini spread
Which is like arancini  (Italian fried rice balls with a filling) but the material in the outer shell is Bulgar wheat. We had two with meat and one with mushrooms
Fried Chicken Breast
Exceptionally well done
Roasted Vegetables along with rice and lentils
What was called a Bulgarian Eggplant Salad
Would like to learn how to make this
Then the next day on the run in the souk in the Old City a kebab plate with all the extras
And apropos to nothing
3.1 in head covering garb


alexis said...

I am very happy to be wrong about the price of food here! Though I'm reaching my falafel upper limits...

Renee Michelle Goertzen said...

I'm glad you're finding good stuff to eat.