Tuesday, May 31, 2005

schwarma day.

One of the most common reason why North Americans will say they made aliyah is shoko in a bag. While that wasn't our main reason, I won't say that wasn't a prominent factor. I also have to say I'm pretty disappointed with the shwarma that we have found up north. Maybe Jerusalem shwarma is better, maybe there's just a wider variety for a mehadrin eating person.

For better or for worse, Tuesday is Shwarma day at my company. While we can go out any day we want, (there is a policy that attempts to limit it, but I modified the policy to require at least an equal opportunity for kosher food because thursday they go out for traif. and I didn't hear back so as far as I'm concerned the policy is null and void) Tuesday has been allocated as shwarma day. The guy at the shwarma place showed me the package showing it is mehadrin and so I join them in the meat eating frenzy. On the other hand I won't eat at places that don't have a hechsher, even if they have a big picture of babi sali on their wall and they say their kosher but open on shabbat. I gently explain to them that being open on shabbat is like pissing on babi sali's grave. But they don't care.

I originally decided that it was worthwhile to go out with the guys once a week to build a rapport with them. While this has not exactly happened, they speak Russian amongst themselves, I have grown to enjoy the time out. Every once in a while, I will throw in some hebrew and then the conversation will slightly change. Besides a shwarma we also generally get a plate of felafel for every 4 people and 2 fries. Russians like their shwarma on a plate and they eat it with a fork. I get mine in a lafa, which is the preferred way of eating it.

6 comments:

Oleh Yahshan said...

Kosher in the north has been a problem for a long time. there are just not that many, and when some place does open up it's usually the only option around.
Karmiel is the worst. I think there are no Kosher places at all in the Entire city. there was a rotation of places that would open and close a month later.
If you want Naharia has some good places (Shawarma and otherwise) and Tveria (Pagoda and the Deck!!) and Tzfat (if you count Chabbad as kosher :> )... But I have no Idea why there are not a bunch more in the area.

But ya I think that the Best Kosher places (sharawma at least) are in Jer. there is one near the Central Bus Station that's really good.

Just Shu said...

I hate Shoko in a bag, but if I love schwarma...I'd visit the Land just a or a big old chatzi chatzi at masov

2R said...

Hey! Welcome back to the blogging world! I just caught up...not that I wasn't caught up before, oh the benefits of knowing your cell phone number by heart...

Just Shu said...

That was Shu who hated Shoko in a bag. I, Nat, however LOVE Shoko in the bag. What an excellant breakfast. I don't like milk in a bag though.

Oleh Yahshan said...

Shoko in a bag is breakfast of Champions... or in this case of the Great Tzahal. I miss those days... (one of the things I miss about the army - it's a short list) Now I am back to Coffee.. but as an officer I was woken up more than once by my Sgt. with a Bag of Shoko (or 2).. ah the good life :>

PinkDevora said...

shoko in a bag! yes!

you just need a lachmaniya to go with it.