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Looking for the best Jahnoun and Malawach In Israel

Latinpig Jun 3, 2010 12:39 PM

Please share with me your favorite restaurant for the above.

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    MarkC RE: Latinpig Jun 3, 2010 10:03 PM

    These yemenite flat breads are tasty and fun to eat, but so simple I don't think anyone would seriously argue which were the "best" in Israel. I haven't eaten them in ages. With the huge wealth of culinary offerings in Israel now, you just don't hear about Yemenite food as much as you used to.

    Here is a link to an article about the "Yemenite Vineyard", or quarter, near the Carmel Market in Tel Aviv, which posts some suggestions: http://www.telavivguide.net/Attractio...

    Jahnoun (for those who don't know) is not similar to anything I've had anywhere else. It is like a kind of rolled crepe, but steamed. It is only eaten for breakfast or brunch on friday or saturday morning. You won't find it any other time. It is always served with tomato puree and a hardboiled egg. Pretty much any hummus place will have it on the menu on friday and/or saturday morning. I've heard that hummus Asli on Dizengoff 338 serves jahnoun as part of an ample middle eastern breakfast on the weekend.

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      smelamed RE: Latinpig Jun 6, 2010 11:06 AM

      Jahnoun is not one of those items which is often seen, even in Yemenite restaurants, there is a pretty good place at the Southern end of Herzl road in Rehovot and on Saturaday morning there are homemade jahnoun sellers at gas stations and on the side of roads and highways. Sorry for not being more specific.

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        as128 RE: Latinpig Sep 30, 2010 11:53 AM

        There is a little hole in the wall on Etzel St in Schunat Hatikva in Tel Aviv, near the entrance to the shuk. If you're looking at the shuk entrance it's to the left, perhaps half a block. AWESOME malawach.

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          may210 RE: Latinpig Oct 4, 2010 12:22 PM

          The best are usually the ones made at home. :) Some homemakers prepare them and sell them. I make really great jahnoun. Do you want some? :P

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            Vinnie Vidimangi RE: may210 Oct 8, 2010 07:05 PM

            I do . I am in ZY.

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              may210 RE: Vinnie Vidimangi Oct 17, 2010 12:27 PM

              1. The offer was for the OP. ;)
              2. You're where?

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                Vinnie Vidimangi RE: may210 Oct 21, 2010 09:33 AM

                ZY=Zichron Yaakov

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                  DDD RE: Vinnie Vidimangi Dec 5, 2010 04:43 PM

                  Are you the same Vinnie from the toronto boards? If so, I've enjoyed your posts, didn't know you were from ZY

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