The dish that shaped the 90's remains a star, and it only needs one single raw ingredient: the sweet potato. Orna and Ella cooks, crushes, and fries these orange beauties right in the pan. The triple-act performance is served alongside a refreshing sour cream sauce, turning the dish into a cult classic. By the way, the pancakes (or fritters) are not actually all that simple to prepare, so most home cookers add eggs to ensure that the pancakes don't collapse and crumble during the frying process.
Despite Tel Aviv's short culinary history, the White City has already established a local mythology of dishes that you can't help but return to time and again. So what makes a dish iconic? An 'iconic dish' is classified as a dish that has been featured in a Tel Aviv restaurant for several years, a dish that customers return to on multiple occasions, a dish that becomes a role model in the culinary scene. These 30 iconic dishes featured in some of the best restaurants in Tel Aviv–from Tel Aviv street food establishments to boutique hotel restaurants and classy eateries–have stood the test of time, the test of passing trends, and held true to their names as local legends.