Cuisine, from the street to haute, is not something for which the Jews are renowned. We're good at math, science and money and bad at drinking and avoiding national trauma. We gave the world matzo and we have been punished accordingly. Ashkenazi Jewish food refers to what we nicked from the Eastern Europeans. This means chopped liver, gefilte fish, ikra, brisket, stuffed spleen, kneidlach, kreplach, kishke and that all-glorious sabbath meal, cholent. So if you are up for the challenge, here are five places to chow down on some funny named dishes.
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One fish, two fish, gefilte fish, Jew dish? Here's a selection of Ashkenazi Jewish food in Tel Aviv sure to whet your appetite
Just like Bubbe Ida used to make
As far as atmosphere goes, Elimelech rocks. A rather masculine environment, Elimelech is known as much for their slow-poured Goldstar as for its Jewish food. The theory behind this pour, which resembles that of a stout, is that the gas is dispensed in such a way that the imbiber can intake a few more beers than otherwise. Also, this was how it was done with the hand-pump taps of yesteryear – a gimmick, albeit a romantic one. An interesting note: this place is kosher, but certified through an alternative organization that is not beholden to the state sanctioned rabbinate.
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