Cultural and religious diversity, as well as centuries of Israel's history are reflected in its cuisine. It is a mixture of influences, ingredients, and cooking methods. You can try “Meurav Yerushalmi", consisting of chicken heart, spleen, and liver mixed with pieces of lamb, grilled and seasoned with onion, garlic, juniper berries, black pepper, cumin, and turmeric (similar to the saffron spice). Another dish you can try is “Shakshuka”, a stew with tomatoes, spices, and egg. Both can be eaten with pita bread, a round pocket wheat flour bread. In Jerusalem you can also find “Radisha” which are fish balls mixed with nuts, bread, and sugar, decorated with a slice of carrot.
If you like wine, you will have the opportunity to taste red wines from the vineyards of Mount Hermon. Coffee is also very much appreciated and is taken very strong.
For dessert you can try "Ataif", a kind of sweet pie made with flour, sugar and almonds, which can be filled with sweet cream.
If you want to know more about the gastronomy of Jerusalem, the Darna restaurant offers an extensive menu of contemporary dishes with typical regional ingredients.
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Heart, liver, chicken spleen and grilled lamb pieces. It can be eaten with pita bread.
Stew with tomatoes, spices and egg. It is eaten with pita bread.
Fish balls mixed with nuts, bread, and sugar.
Red, from the locatity of Mount Hermon.
Sweet pie filled with sweet cream.