Location: Rehov Yaffo 113, Jerusalem 9434227, Israel. +972 2-631-0050
Date: June 27, 2019
Cuisine: North African Israeli
Tonight’s spot is Israeli with North African influences and located right next to:
The Mahane Yehuda market.
The street itself is closed to vehicle traffic (at least at night).
The inside is fairly cute and two floors.
The menu. The food is kosher meat, and a touch spicy too from it’s “south of the med” influences.
A glass of kosher rose — a bit harsher than I’m used to.
Chopped vegetable salad with lemon and olive oil.
Super spicy beef handmade cigar. Basically taquitos. They were medium spicy to my taste, but still very tasty.
Adir’s meatballs in rich tomato sauce.
Spicy peas as a side — delicious. I ate at least a whole plate. Had cumin and some other spices mixed in.
Kosher chicken tenders and fries.
Cubes of beef with almonds and potatoes.
Boulettes. Algerian meatballs in tomato sauce, cabbage, and onion.
Spicy beef cheeks and chickpeas. Like spicy North African beef stew.
Overall, Hamotzi was a lively place and I found the food very tasty. I always enjoy different and “spiced” flavors, and this Algerian/North African flavor profile was a bit different for me — plus it has some (good) heat. That distracted from the lack of dairy.
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Afterward we went to see a light show in the ruins of David’s Citadel — pretty cool!sharethis_button(); ?>