|Wednesday night with friends: Hummus, Pita, and Falafel at the Tel Aviv Pier: the most typical Israeli food choices.|
Israeli food features many other dishes as well as these icons.
|Israeli hotels virtually all have elaborate breakfast buffets with many types|
of soft cheese, vegetables, smoked and pickled fish, pastry, and more.
This is around 1/3 of the buffet at our hotel, which is not especially extensive.
|The salad served before the broiled fish. The menu noted that the|
vegetables were "sliced thick" -- that is, this is not the usual Israeli
chopped salad. The breakfast buffet does include chopped salad.
|Lunch: lettuce and cucumber salad and a bottle of sparkling water.|
As an extra, the restaurant served a shot glass with crushed ice and arak
(anise-flavored liqueur). This drink is a bit like Pastis.