It was at Birkat Ram Restaurant that I had my first Falafel. It was the first “on your own” meal. My husband and my father-in-law both kind of hinted at skipping a meal. Are you kidding me? We’re in Israel! When else would we have the opportunity to eat the foods offered there? So what that it was a few extra dollars! Those few sentences I repeated many times on the trip. They usually saw the light! 😉
THIS is what I thought I was ordering. “Lafka” is what I remember them being called. They spread goad cheese on them and they looked delicious.
THIS is what I actually ordered. Ha ha! I didn’t care though. I loved the adventure!
Look at all those delicious fresh veggies! Aren’t the beautiful? I had absolutely no idea what to do with them.
So I just loaded up my little plate. I was quite surprised to have the pita when I was expecting the tortilla looking thing. Oh you guys. The pita bread! I’ve had pita in the US, mostly I’ll pass. The pita in Israel was fresh and delicious. I can now say I love pita. Tell me where I can get it like this in the US someone!
So this was my first Falafel. The falafel is actually what is inside. Spiced mashed chickpeas are formed into balls or fritters and deep-fried, usually eaten with or in pita bread. It’s chickpeas!
Someone showed me that you’re actually supposed to put all those amazing veggies inside the pita. Then I found the spicy sauce. You know I like everything spicy. I was in love! Falafel is oh so good. You have to try it!
This was sheer torture. It’s been way too long since I’ve had one. I wish I could transport myself back to Birkat Ram Restaurant right now for some Falafel. But I may just have to find an Israeli restaurant in Dallas. I see one in my near future!
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your first set of posts about your trip to Israel. The initial posts you did were so amazing, felt like I was right there with you. Then when you started up with these new posts, it truly was a very pleasant surprise. Love them as well. Thank you so much for sharing.