Language: Hebrew, Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic
Currency: Israeli Shekel
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Dialing Code: +972
Time Zone: GMT+3
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One of the region’s most beloved exports, the humble falafel has fans in every corner of the globe. Usually made from ground fava beans and or chickpeas, mixed with herbs and deep fried, these tasty balls are commonly served in a pita bread pocket heaped with salad, tahini sauces and pickled vegetables.
The pounded meat of shnitzel is a beloved dish in numerous countries across the world, and here in Israel it has its own variation. Fried in eggs and bread crumbs, often peppered with paprika and sesame seeds, it can be purchased in a pita with hummus for a handy snack on the run.
Often called the country’s national dish, Israeli salad featuring small cube cuts of tomato, cucumber, onion, parsley, and capsicum. Usually dressed with lemon and olive oil, this zesty favourite is a common breakfast accompaniment and a must try when visiting Israel.
The delicious pastry snack of börek may once have been the food of immigrants, it has grown to be a popular dish amongst all walks of life in Israel. The fillings found within the flakey sheets of pastry are many and varied, ranging from tzfat cheese with za'atar herbs to simple mashed potato.