The story of an unassuming Israeli street food.
Sabich is a uniquely Israeli dish created by an Iraqi Jew living in the Tel Aviv suburb of Ramat Gan.
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During the hot summer months my mother had a few standard Shabbat-lunch salads. There was a Carrot Pineapple salad made with crunchy sweet carrots cut into matchsticks and mixed together with a syrupy can of crushed pineapple. Also in her repertoire; a leafy green salad with chopped chicken and a dressing that I swear tasted like lemonade. Looking back on it I can’t blame her for her haphazard combinations, she just wanted to get back to her beloved rest-day ritual of devouring a good book or two.
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www.israel.org Food for thought on Israel’s streets Street food is enjoying a revival around the world … and the Israeli street is packed with mouth-watering morsels. If you enjoy food, then in Israel you don’t have to splash out on expensive restaurants, instead you can enjoy one of the many inexpensive eateries that line the streets of the country’s cities and towns. Fresh, authentic and quintessentially Mideast fare is on offer — from falafel, deep-fried balls of mashed chickpeas, fava beans and herbs; to shwarma, slices of turkey, chicken or lamb shaved off a huge slab of meat rotating on a big spit; or hummus, a spread made of crushed chickpeas, tehini sauce, lemon, olive oil, salt and garlic. For the connoisseurs, there’s also sabich, a sandwich made of fried eggplant, hard-boiled egg, salad and a mango pickle; shakshuka, a pan-fried casserole of poached eggs and spicy tomato sauce; or bourekas, pastry dough stuffed with mushrooms, mashed potato, spinach or cheese. In an age when fast food has become synonymous with junk food, Israel’s street food vendors are proving that fast food doesn’t have to be tasteless or unhealthy. Visit the MFA’s Social Media Channels Facebook - www.facebook.com www.facebook.com Twitter - www.twitter.com www.twitter.com Please credit the MFA for any use of this video.
Falafel and shwarma are so ubiquitous in Israel and in the American Jewish cuisine that it would be easy to think that there are no other iconic sandwiches of Israel. For those who think this – I am supremely sorry that up to this point, you have been deprived of sabich.