Yad Vashem

Also know as the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre, this museum is the most unforgettable one I have visited. The atrocities of the Holocaust, the evil of man – how can man become pure evil? Where’s the righteousness? Come, look, feel. Never again.

A Week in Israel

Hummus, mezza, salads, kebabs and grills. These are what conjured when you mention Middle Eastern food. Despite the political situation classifying Israel as Europe, there’s no doubt the cuisine and local fare are more Middle Eastern than European. But Tel Aviv is a cosmopolitan European city by the Medditeranean so the chic cafe culture is…

Rama’s Kitchen המטבח של רמה @ Jerusalem

Date visited: 15 January 2015 The oven. Oven baked bread Jerusalem artichokes soup Pear in wine with goat cheese Tahini with tomatoes Chicken liver, kanafe, beet root mash Chicken liver pate Chef at work Scenia – minced lamb on tahini Greens tossed in balsamic vinegar Black glutinous rice- like the Chinese dessert except that this…

Austrian Hospice in Jerusalem

Lunch at Wiener KaffeeHaus Wiener KaffeeHaus This was one of the most unique eating experience I had. Not that the food was unforgettable but the location was uniquely unexpected. In the Muslim quarter of old Jerusalem sits the Austrian Hospice. This is a centuries old church and nunnery that housed the Sisters of Holy Family…

Topolopompo @ Tel Aviv

One of the surprises that I found in my recent trip to Israel was the vibrant cafe and restaurant scene in Tel Aviv. Not just abundance of Kosher food establishments, there was a renaissance of non-kosher gourmet restaurant of all nationality as well. Topolopompo was an Asian Fusion restaurant inspired by Southeast Asia and Indochina…

Haj Kahil @ Tel Aviv

Before we started the meal, I was warned by my hosts that it would be a big meal. “Nobody leaves Haj Kahil hungry.” were his exact words. Haj Kahil is an Arabic restaurant found in the centuries-old town of Jaffa. For those unacquainted with Jaffa, this was known in recent history by Napoleon and ancient…