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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1460 on: December 18, 2012, 06:41:25 AM »
For the first (and probably last) time going to Modern...what does everyone suggest the top dishes are? Also is the menu on Tuesday different than the menu on Thursday?
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1461 on: December 18, 2012, 07:35:07 AM »
For the first (and probably last) time going to Modern...what does everyone suggest the top dishes are? Also is the menu on Tuesday different than the menu on Thursday?
i found the pastilla to be good, as well as the steak

the chocolate chocolate dessert is a must

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1462 on: December 18, 2012, 03:27:50 PM »

the chocolate chocolate dessert is a must
-1. Dessert there is futile. And I'm a big dessert eater

Btw did you ever get those sheyan potatoes?
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1463 on: December 18, 2012, 03:34:28 PM »
-1. Dessert there is futile. And I'm a big dessert eater

Btw did you ever get those sheyan potatoes?
did you ever get the chocolate chocolate? if not youd better run back before they downgrade their hashgacha

i havent been to sheyan since the convo

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1464 on: December 18, 2012, 03:35:30 PM »
did you ever get the chocolate chocolate?
Yes, unfortunately.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1465 on: December 18, 2012, 03:39:54 PM »
we need a third opinion here. although you did say in the past that you dont have typical taste in food.

whats not to like about rich chocolate nuggets, vanilla ice cream and crunchy threads?

you must be thinking about something else

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1466 on: December 18, 2012, 03:45:49 PM »
-1. Dessert there is futile. And I'm a big dessert eater

Btw did you ever get those sheyan potatoes?
Yes. I remembered getting it in the past but still very good. The garlic chicken was also very good even if its not the same as you were referring to...also breaded and fried.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1467 on: December 18, 2012, 03:49:22 PM »
anyone know of where i can eat in the TLV airport? :'(

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1468 on: December 18, 2012, 03:55:44 PM »
anyone know of where i can eat in the TLV airport? :'(
Theres a sandwich bar in the food court that has some kind of Mehadrin hechseher

Pizza Hut before security has Beis Yosef.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1469 on: December 18, 2012, 03:58:45 PM »
Thanks

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1470 on: December 19, 2012, 01:29:40 AM »
Theres a sandwich bar in the food court that has some kind of Mehadrin hechseher
Quite strange/sad I'd think, that out of all places, out of all airports in the world, the only one which has Mezuzas on every doorway (PRN), it's difficult to find Mehadrin Kosher food...

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1471 on: December 19, 2012, 01:43:22 AM »
Quite strange/sad I'd think, that out of all places, out of all airports in the world, the only one which has Mezuzas on every doorway (PRN), it's difficult to find Mehadrin Kosher food...
What about Aroma Espresso Bar (where Rafaelo used to be)? It has Rabbanut Mehadrin.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1472 on: December 19, 2012, 02:00:27 AM »
So I am going to Israel next week with my family. We have young kids: 5, 3, and 6 months. Was looking for some ideas on what to do when we are there and hopefully help get off this kashrus topic that no one is interested in reading about anymore.

Landing Tuesday afternoon and picking up car from Hertz at the Airport. We are going straight to Jtown and staying at the City Center hotel which is located at 17 King George Street. Staying there until Friday morning, then going to Be'er Sheva to family for shabbos. Then to the LM Dead Sea for Sunday night and Monday night, and leaving Tuesday morning.

Any tips or ideas on what to do in Jtown, Be'er Sheva, and the Dead Sea with such small children??



Look into Latrun its an army museum with a bunch of tanks... chizkiyahu water tunnels located in ihr david

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1473 on: December 19, 2012, 11:03:10 AM »
Sushi Garden TR:

Pleasantly surprised. I liked my first roll so much, I decided to order some nigiri (mind you, I usually barely finish one roll). They were quite generous on the salmon (see attached photo).

All in all, I'm sure I'll be back... :)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1474 on: December 19, 2012, 11:05:32 AM »
Sushi Garden TR:

Pleasantly surprised. I liked my first roll so much, I decided to order some nigiri (mind you, I usually barely finish one roll). They were quite generous on the salmon (see attached photo).

All in all, I'm sure I'll be back... :)

WOW!! I am impressed, it actually looks really good

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1475 on: December 19, 2012, 11:07:23 AM »
Sushi Garden TR:

Pleasantly surprised. I liked my first roll so much, I decided to order some nigiri (mind you, I usually barely finish one roll). They were quite generous on the salmon (see attached photo).

All in all, I'm sure I'll be back... :)
:o
Thats one thing I do not like about sushi...it takes around three rolls for me to be filled up...and its not cheap.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1476 on: December 19, 2012, 11:12:03 AM »
anyone have info on the sushi place that opened up on ibn shaprut at the site of lattecini?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1477 on: December 19, 2012, 11:15:43 AM »
Sushi Garden TR:

Pleasantly surprised. I liked my first roll so much, I decided to order some nigiri (mind you, I usually barely finish one roll). They were quite generous on the salmon (see attached photo).

All in all, I'm sure I'll be back... :)
:o
Thats one thing I do not like about sushi...it takes around three rolls for me to be filled up...and its not cheap.

No offense but I have met both you guys and  this makes no sense! :P

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1478 on: December 19, 2012, 11:17:59 AM »
No offense but I have met both you guys and  this makes no sense! :P
ROFL!

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1479 on: December 19, 2012, 11:22:52 AM »
No offense but I have met both you guys and  this makes no sense! :P
LOL...you met me doesnt mean you know my eating habits  ;)
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