The Dead Sea is located between the countries of Israel, Jordan, and Palestine. Israel in particular has some of the finest hotels along the Western Bank of the Dead Sea. These hotels are highly decorated, sparing little expense, with elaborate marble floors and exquisite architecture. However, the sights of the Dead Sea are not the only thing to be taken in. At these hotels, some of the best local Israeli cuisine is offered to tourists.
Among some of the most popular dishes that are to be tried in Israel are delectable little concoctions that go by the name falafels. These balls of protein are essentially made of chickpeas and fava beans that are rolled into spheres with local spices thrown into the mix. They go great with local salads.
Also, to continue the chick peas that are a common source of protein in Israel, the local hummus is a must to try. Made of crushed chick peas, or garbanzo beans, the mixture is this treated with lemon, olive oil, salt and garlic. It can be served as a dip for vegetables or also as a spread on sandwiches and is a great way to get in your daily allowance of protein and fiber.
Shwarma are another very popular culinary experience in Israel. They are essentially pita sandwiches that are made from shaving slow roasted turkey, chicken, or lamb and are put into a pita with lettuce, hummus, and other condiments depending on preference. The key aspect to Shwarma that makes them so delicious is their freshness! The idea of freshly sliced meats stuffed into a warm pita shell with hummus and toppings is simply mouth watering.
These food suggestions will get you through the weekday until Jachnun is served on the weekend. Jachnun is a slow cooked roll that is served with a tomato sauce and typically paired with a hard boiled egg.
Lastly, Shakshooka is a great addition to any suggestion listed above. It is a melting pot for tomatoes, onions, garlic, and spices. Served piping hot, it is usually a great combination with bread or shawmas to soak up the delicious juices.
So know ahead of time that when you travel to the Dead Sea, the local culinary experiences will be just as intriguing as the magical body of water!