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Chinese Food In Israel

americaninisrael Nov 26, 2006 03:52 PM

Anybody have any suggestions for the best chinese food in Israel? Thanks.

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    mrotmd Dec 30, 2006 11:01 PM

    I've been in Israel a number of times. only once had lunch in a Chinese restaurant. I echo the answer earlier in the board. While it is possible to find an "israelized" version of a Chinese restaurant, I'd doubt that I would recommend something worth going out of your way. Great places to eat are plentiful, just not Chinese.

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      EB_TO Dec 8, 2006 09:52 PM

      I don't think I've ever had Chinese food in Israel that was comparable in taste to what I've eaten living in Canada.

      But if you insist on Chinese food and are in the Tel-Aviv area I'd recommend trying China Lee - 7 Montifiore Street (used to be on Hayarkon St but recently moved). It's fairly decent. You also didn't mention if you prefer Kosher Chinese or not (since you posted to the Kosher board I would guess you want Kosher), but they are Kosher.

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        theJcrew Dec 29, 2006 07:19 PM

        the best chinese food in isreal is china lee by far
        a bit pricey but delish.... Njoy

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        Levial Nov 30, 2006 06:53 PM

        Cin Kan (as in "Chinese Here" in Hebrew)in Raanana is fantastic but not for the lunch crowd - they pre-cook everything for lunch and its not fresh.
        If you're out there, and you used to eat treif, you know what I'm looking for - just the chicken wings alone were fantastic - but there is a pan-asian thing here, so the Thai, Sushi is good too.
        For Thai- (not that you asked but previous authors mentioned poor pad thai) - Shangrila in Tel Aviv is really great

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          chai18 Dec 1, 2006 04:59 AM

          now that we mentioned thai, whatever happend to that thai resturaunt, rangoon or something like that, where little italy is now

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          zsero Nov 29, 2006 04:56 AM

          Mendy's, on Ben Yehuda, is not bad. I particularly liked what they call "Surinam rice", which is basically fried rice with vegetables, though what it's got to do with Surinam I don't know. (nor do I know what a Surinamese dish would be doing in a Chinese restaurant...)

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            chai18 Nov 28, 2006 12:07 AM

            Yosi Peking is still around but i think that you get better quality food at Corusin. You could also try Thai Food on yafo down the block from safra square, its also pretty good.

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              zsero Nov 28, 2006 03:07 AM

              How Thai is it, actually? I did get Thai food once in Israel (not from that place, though), and it tasted exactly like Chinese except that the noodles were a different size and shape. The choices were beef or chicken, with rice or "Pad Thai", which just meant "noodles". No lemongrass, coconut milk, or anything else that would tell me that it was Thai and not Chinese.

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                chai18 Nov 28, 2006 04:51 PM

                You're right its more chinese then thai, though the pad thai is very good and a great deal as well. though they do serve goose, never had it though

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                  zsero Nov 29, 2006 04:50 AM

                  Well, at the place I ordered from, "pad thai" (or rather, "patai") wasn't a dish as such, it seemed to mean simply "with noodles". Each kind of meat was orderable with "orez" or "patai". Not at all like the pad thai I used to get at Kaosan a"h.

                  I understand that there used to be a good Thai place on Jabotinsky St, but it closed several years ago, before I had a chance to try it.

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              rbc Nov 26, 2006 11:17 PM

              ben yehuda definetly. When I was staying at Bayit Va'gan in J'lem, we ordered in smoe great chinese food. Check the phonebook - it was one of the few listed.

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                PapaT Nov 27, 2006 07:26 PM

                I haven't been there in a while (about 7 years) but I used to like the Yo Si Peking on Keren Kayemet in Jlem. They had a great chinese veg soup with wontons and szechusian and egg rolls at good prices.

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                chai18 Nov 26, 2006 07:19 PM

                corusin in the malcha mall or on ben yehuda

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