SeaFood · Tel Aviv

Israel Quality Cuisine

Let’s talk about quality cuisine in Israel.

We are writing on all kind of food and news and info, but I like to attribute these lines for one of the known restaurants which is more than just a restaurant in Israel – IDI fish.

The IDI restaurant locates not far from the Ashdod beach.

What and where is Ashdod?

Ashdod is a harbor city in the southern district on the Mediterranean coast, only 32 Km from Tel Aviv.

Ashdod is the largest port city in Israel.

60% of imported goods in the country.

In the previous year, Ashdod has been suffering from alarms and booming from Gaza during the Military operations.

Ashdod is a biblical city, and even appears in the new testament.

After known a bit about this city let me tell you about Idi and his fish restaurant.

Idi fish restaurant

Idi was born In Israel, the first restaurant Idi opened was in 1980 with his wife Tali but closed in and reopened Idi which specialized in fish in 1982.

The restaurant moved to the current location in 1995, and it’s open since then.

Idi opens an Italian and fish store next to the fish restaurant.

IDI fish restaurant quality cuisine

The Restaurant

Counted as one of the best fish restaurants in Israel and not only between the fish restaurants.

Idi’s restaurant brings the scent of the sea to you to the plate accompanied by an artist’s touches that make the best of it.

By their site even after two decades of culinary doing, At the IDI Fish Restaurant, each day restarts from the ability of the sea to inspire – with fresh seasonal produce and rare treasures for the sea.

The restaurant became during the years to a for the anchor for diners from Israel and abroad who embark on a culinary journey on the Mediterranean coast that combines classic styles with local Israel taste and flavors.

IDI fish restaurant quality cuisine

The IDI offering fresh seafood and delicate, it’s is not Kosher, so it’s open on the weekends.

IDI won some great cocking and tourist rewards.

IDI fish restaurant quality cuisine

So, no matter if you are in Israel or coming to visit Israel alone or in a group, make sure to visit this great restaurant.

Make sure you are taking the Garlic wine shrimps or the Fried Calamari, or maybe the Mussels. I think anything you will take with is amazingly tasty!

Idi wrote some books and here is a link to some of IDI recipes from Mako.

Hope to see you there in one of the Israel quality cuisine institute, please let me know if you did go and what you ordered.

IDI fish restaurant quality cuisine

Live long and prosper!

Markets · Tel Aviv · Vegan

World Food Market

A world food market in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, 2019

In the last weekend we made a great decision, and we attended the 3rd World Food Market in Tel Aviv-Jaffa.
It is the 3rd year that this food market is taking place and I’m so happy we were there, I want to tell you all about it but before I do I urge you that if you might have a chance go and eat there,

It’s those one of a kind cozy places that in 2-3 years you will find yourself telling to your friends “Hey I was there at the very beginning and I knew it’s going to be a huge success”, oh ya and we got a discounted beet vouchers at the entrance.

World food market - Tel Aviv-Jaffa

So, what did we eat?

I wish I could eat everything and I wish I had a separate stomach for each world food type they have but I don’t.
Before we got to the World food market we really wanted to eat Indian food and we said that the first thing will be the Indian food in the market.

Right after the first shoomzing in the market area we went to the Indian food booth, when we got there we encountered a dude in the booth trying to make his move on a girl while ignoring us all together.. well.. I’m certain he didn’t get the girl and on the way he lost customers, we will not buy anything in that Indian booth.

But we were hungry, and what was our first stop?
We started at the winner / hot dogs named Fat Dog, Offering a Berlin-style hotdog with Curry and Chili, it was tasty, but I’m not the right person to ask about it as I like hotdogs, the most interesting part was that the right after your order the dog, the guy pulls out a blow torch and burns the hot dog right before he plates it, and ohh boy that thing is good!

Hod dot world food market
World food market – Fat dog

The buns booth was right next the Fatdog one so we had a taste of the buns as well, we took a bun with Asado style meat and pickles, it was a beautiful bun… it’s not our first bun, and we even make buns at home, we had no surprises for the good or the bun.

bun world food market

After the great hot-dog and the bun with the asado, we decided to use the vouchers we got and had some break on the bar, they had only Maccabi, not Weihenstephan, after all it is an Israeli beer, but a very cold beer is good always good.
We are a little full here, but we must taste some more

The people in the Colombia booth were very happy, they are cocking great stuff with the corn flour.
We had an Empanadas from corn flour – tasty! We liked it a lot with meat and chicken.

Colombia corn flour

Our next stop was the Thai, but this time we eat only chips.

The Georgian booth was tasty, we had Georgian food, the Khachapuri with four kinds of cheese. We also had the Churchkhela – a sweet Georgian dessert – Candy made of grape juice mixed with flour and walnuts – energy boost!

Khachapuri four cheese

Time for Desserts? oh yes, please!

We left the final stops to the Japanese deserts.
Starting with Mochi, Mochi is a Japanese rice cake full of yummy ice cream. We tasted the Mango, Chai, and coconut.

And last in sweet Japan booth, here we had a few great desserts.

Asian dessert dango

We eat the Dango – Rice cake with sweet soya sauce.
We also tasted two other desserts, I don’t know the name; it was some lime ice cream and green tea, both were very tasty.

Japanese dessert

After eating so much, we went home for our Saturday nap under a well worthy A/C.
We always recommend on culinary tours over at Israel Experts.

Shabbat Shalom!

Humus · Markets · Tel Aviv · Vegan

Tel Aviv food markets

THE most center, young that never sleeps is for sure Tel Aviv. the food capital of Israel will be Tel Aviv.

All the most trendy Coffees and restaurants, the markets, the beaches, the events, as said Tel Aviv have it all.

I’ll start with the markets of the city.
Not long ago I’ve told you about the north market, this will be a brief and a short one of all the markets and next weekend I’m going to another food market In Tel Aviv, I’m going to tell you all about it next week.
Most markets have some privet food tours (I took one in Carmel market and Levinsky Market….but this is all for some other time 😉).
So, what market do we have in Tel Aviv?
I’m going to list you all the markets that offering food cause here we love food, here is the start:

Ha’Carmel Market

The Ha’Carmel Market is one of the best-known markets in Tel Aviv, in the Carmel market, there is not only food but and a vast but is that the most established street food kitchen is in the Carmel market, As I said I had a tour there, but it’s for some other time and story…
The Carmel has food, spices, the Carmel visiting many people – tourist, buyers, and anyone who love shopping.
The market address is 35 Ha’carmel St.

Ha’Tikva Market

The market located in the Tikva neighborhood. The market is offering fresh food, spices, home products, and some famous restaurant.
The Tikva market is one of the authentic markets in Tel Aviv and Israel.
The Tikva markets address is 10 Ha’Tikva St.

The Tikave Market

Levinsky Market

The Levinsky Market is a fantastic food market; it has authentic bakeries, fisherman supply, fish market, and candy shops.
The Levinsky Market is also offering dried fruits, nuts. Tourist and locals are loving the Levinsky Market.
The Levinsky Market address is Levinsky, Ha’Alliya and Hertzel st.

Sarona Market

This market is the last the built-in Israel; I love coming to this market.
The indoor restaurants and food booths are fantastic!
There are exclusive products from around the world, kitchen supply and even Cheesecake factory.
Roshfeld have a restaurant in the Sarona Market, Ran Shmueli, and more.
You can find candies, food, wines…everything from everything!
If you want, you can hang out at the great park outside the Sarona Market.
I didn’t take a tour in the Sarona Market, so I’m adding it to my to-do list.

The address for Sarona Market is 3 Kalman Magen St.

And Tzfon Market I’ve told you about previously

Besides that, I can’t wait to go to the food festival this coming weekend, and I can’t wait to share it all with you guys all about it!
Stay tuned and suit up!

Tel Aviv · Vegan

Shavuot – The cheesy holiday of Israel


In the previous days, we have celebrated in Israel Shavuot.
Shavuot symbolized by eating cheese and dairy food. If you are not lactate sensitive, you might enjoy this holiday.
Is Shavuot is a cheesy holiday? I think it is . It is also a vegan friendly holiday.

So, what is Shavuot?

Shavuot means “weeks.” The term referring to the biblical holiday celebrated in Sivan 6th.this is the anniversary of the day the Jewish people were given the Torah in Sinai mountain.
In, Shavuot the counting of the ‘Omer that starting in Passover is ending, It is also the celebration on the harvest of the wheat.
In Shavuot time in the first days of the temple in Jerusalem, the people of Israel came with Bikkurim of the first fruit and the harvest. Three times that the Israeli and Jewish people who lived in, the days of the Temple in Jerusalem – In Sukkot, Passover, and Shavuot.

desert of Israel

So, what are we cocking?

All the food blogs so as in the supermarket of Israel cheese and cheese deals.

Yes, But why?

A few reasons of eating dairy?

  • In the first books, they use to eat honey and milk in Shavuot
  • In the book of habits in Shavuot, you will eat milk and continuing. You need to eat meat because there is no happiness without meat.
  • In the Book of Delights saying that the dairy meal has to do in the night of the end of Sfirat Haomer.
  • In this day of the Bikkurim, we need to eat two meals, one is dairy, and the other is a meat meal.
  • The gematria of the word milk in Hebrew is 40 – 40 generations since Moshe wrote the Torah, 40 days that Moshe was on the mountain of Sinai.
  • When the people of Israel receive the Torah they cocked in one way when receiving the Torah, and now they have to make the meat in a Kosher way, They didn’t have meat after the Kosher so they could eat only dairy and none meat.
Cheese burekas for shvuot in israel, cheesy holiday

Every year we are getting ready for these holidays, the most important Shavuot we are all waiting for is the cheesecake.
Here is a baked cheesecake recipe by Chen Kachlon:

Ingredients:
750 grams of white cheese
200g sour cream
Five separate eggs
One and a half glasses of sugar
Three bags of vanilla sugar
Four tablespoons corn-starch
Three tablespoons instant vanilla pudding

Preparation:
Set the oven to 160 degrees and place a pan with water to the bottom of the oven.
Separate the eggs.
Whip the egg whites with sugar + vanilla sugar.
Sugar added gradually.
In a separate bowl, mix egg yolks, cheese, cream, cornflour, and pudding.
Add the egg whites to the yolk mixture in two stages. It is essential to do this gently and with folding movements to maintain mass volume.
Do not forget to lubricate the baking pan.
Bake the cake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Chen Kachlon cheesecake

Bonn Appetite in this cheesy festive holiday!

Markets · Tel Aviv · Vegan

Eat Tel-Aviv 2019 – Culinary Eurovision in Israel

On the beautiful shores of Tel Aviv in the 16th time – the eat TLV festival in Charles Clore Park.
We all love food markets such as North Market, and some of the culinary well know of Israel.

This year Tel Aviv hosted the Eurovision, so here we have one more reason to celebrate! Not only the Eurovision but also the culinary landmarks of Israel and Tel Aviv.

So, what we had?

The chosen date had fantastic weather, excellent location, the best food of Israel, great music and a big party, every day of the festival days have the same – music, food, wine, and a great fun party.

One of the greatest things was that even the kids had the stuff to do. It’s incredible by the organizers and the city of Tel Aviv that the kids have things to do when the kids are having fun the parents having fun as well.

Anyone who loves food could find himself there with something great to eat, the entrance was for free, and the price of food is not over 35 Shekel a dish.

The festival started two decades ago and took place in the Yarkon park, I like this location better, but TLV parking is always hard.

All the best chefs of Israel and the culinary institutes came to cook, Such as – Haim Cohen, Shaul Ben Aderet, Omer Miller, and more.

Some of Tel Aviv Restaurants

Here are some restaurants that participate in the Eat Tel Aviv, some of them are well known:

Yafo Tel Aviv and Dixie by Haim Cohen:
http://yaffotelaviv.com/
https://dixie.co.il/

Captain Curry by Jonathan Roshfeld:

https://www.captaincurry.co.il/

One of the good restaurants and not far from the Park Manta Ray:

http://mantaray.co.il/

Shaul Ben Aderet, The blue Rooster:

The first Vietnamese restaurant in Israel – Vong:

http://www.vong.co.il/

The most tasty hamburger in Israel by Omer Miller:

https://susu.co.il/

Many more great restaurants and chefs came to the festival to cock and feed Israel and the tourist that came to the most significant event of the Year.

Right in between the food and desert you could grab some beer or glass of wine, maybe eat some dessert, hear good music if you had some luck you could see a concert.

I love these events, and I love to eat, I like to eat a good restaurant and not pay too much – even better.

We chose food from some of our favorite restaurants and didn’t have room for many more, unfortunately.

We bought beers and cocktails with the food, eating and drinking, sitting and walking, listening to great music.

These are some of the very few restaurants in Tel Aviv, and If you love food and Israel I will highly recommend of taking Israel experts food and wine tours, learn about the culinary side of Israel.

Eurovision

When we had enough, we just went out walking on the romantic Tel Aviv shores while the sun going done. It was a great ending to a great event.

Can’t wait for the next time, it will not be with the Eurovision activities, but I’m sure that the city of Tel Aviv will make sure we will have a great event.

Do you know what’s the best part is? If you didn’t make it this year there are dates for next year – 29-31 of May 2020, make sure you are saving the date. Just know that the culinary Eurovision will not take place in Israel…unfortunately.

I wish there will be many more fantastic events such as this one!