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Abu Gosh Israel restaurants and sweets

After great meal at Abu Gosh Israel restaurants we continue to the sweets and deserts.

Abu Gosh resturants and sweets

After eating in the Abu restaurant as mentioned in the previous story, visiting the Ein Hemed in this hot but beautiful weekend. Just a few stairs under the Abu Gosh restaurant you can find the Abu Gosh sweets.

We are discovering the Abu Gosh restaurant in Shalom street, Abu gosh is by the way to the Jerusalem, many pilgrims are visiting the holy city of the Holy land, on your next Israel tour make sure to stop here.

Abu Gosh resturants and sweets

An excellent finish of a great meal is the desert. There is a saying that claiming that women have a separate stomach for desserts.

In my case it’s true 😊

So what did we find at the sweets store?

Fresh made Kanafeh – in Arabic كُنافة‎.

Abu Gosh resturants and sweets

Kanafeh is a traditional middle east Deseret layer of Kadaief noodles, goat cheese, and sugar syrup, delicious desert better to eat hot or at least warm because the goat cheese is less tasty if not hot.

They also offering Baklava, I mentioned the Baklava few articles ago. Baklava is Turkish, or Lebanon oriented, there are a few versions of Baklava – with Kadaaeif noodles or with filo dough, many kinds of nuts and honey or sugar syrup.

I love the Baklava with the Kadaaif noodles.

Abu Gosh resturants and sweets

One more of the middle east delight is the Turkish delight or as it calls in Israel – Rahat Lokum.

It is another tremendous middle east, and Mediterranean cuisine and dessert.

In Arab it called rāḥat al-ḥulqūm (رَاحَة الْحُلْقُوم)  this means throat comfort, such as the excellent food we know that called comfort food, I guess the Lokum is one of this family.

This candy is gel-based, rose flavor, cinnamon or mint, and many more.

I love the tastes of the Lokum.

Abu Gosh resturants and sweets

What did we eat?

All of the above, I am sure there are many more, but these were ready to take.

The kids finished all the Kanafeh in the car before we even left Abu gosh so no doubt it was good!

While visiting Israel and the holy land following the pilgrims and the Israel roots for sure you will pass Abu gosh, don’t think twice – eat!

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Abu Gosh restaurant and Ein Hemed park

Eating at Abu Gosh resturants after a great day in Ein Hemed park

A great weekend at the outdoor taking a great Saturday at the great outdoors of the national parks of Israel, visiting the national park of Ein Hemed which you can read everything about it in this link:

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This time we didn’t organize for a picnic; it is possible to picnic there, so I’m not sure why.

After enjoying the park, the kids (yeah right) wear so hungrily, and we wanted to eat. We love the cuisine Israel have to offer.

Till now we had a bad experience in the past in the Abu Gosh restaurants.

Abu Gosh Israel cuisine and tours

But, we were eating at the restaurants in the entrance of Abu gosh, Never drive inside.

This time we decided to go farther in.

It was the right call!

This was the first time we arrived at a place on a hilltop with a great view of the mosque of the Abu Gosh, this place have lots of history and heritage and it’s a bit part of the Holyland.

The Chechen created the mosque, and the story is that :

Councilor Salim Jaber, traveled to the Chechen capital Georgian and succeeded in convincing the Chechen government that the name Abu Ghosh is a disruption of the word “Ingusha,” the name of the area Mountains on the border of Chechnya and Georgia and that the villagers are initially Chechen (Shishan in Arabic).

The Chechen donated this mosque. You can visit it if you are coming to eat.

Back to our stomach, we got to a place named Abu Ghosh restaurant.

Abu Gosh Israel cuisine and tours

This restaurant won the enormous Hummus plate in the world!

Abu Gosh Israel cuisine and tours

Kind and inviting hospitality from the first second, we entered the restaurant.

Fresh, tasty salads, hand made fresh pitta bread hot from the over and tasty fresh Hummus.

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We always trying to keep it simple, and it is also a good baseline to compare restaurants.

Abu Gosh Israel cuisine and tours

This time we also took the Pargit as I mentioned before and Kebabs.

Abu Gosh restaurants

The meat was so tasty! The kabab was grounded correctly, and the spices were just the right tasting.

At the end of the meal, they gave us hot coffee and watermelon.

I feel like I missed so much going to the wrong places in Abu Gosh and not eating there!

Abu Gosh Israel cuisine and tours coffee

I must say that for the amount of food and salads, with the drinks we took the bill was inexpensive.

Please, if you are around this restaurant, you must eat there!!

 Let me know!