Every Tel Avivian not only has his/her own very best falafel and hummus place, but a jachnum one as well. What’s Jachnun?
Jachnun is one of those dishes that we really love in Israel but only few of us actually make them. It is a Yemenite Jewish pastry served traditionally on Shabbat morning. You can’t just spontaneously prepare jachnun, it takes at least 10 hours of preparation in the oven or on a special Shabbat plate.
The ingredients are pretty simple – wheat, margarine and sugar. If you are on a diet, just don’t tell anybody you had jachnun. It’s ready to serve when it’s gotten a dark amber color. The jachnun always comes with crushed tomato dip, skhug (extra spicy paste) and a hard boiled egg. If you are vegan like I am, just ask for jachnun with no egg.
Of course today you can get frozen jachnun in supermarkets but it can’t compare with the real home cooked one. Jachnun Buba opens on Saturday only from morning hours till the last jachnun. As you have guessed already, you can enjoy a super delicious jachnun here. It has plenty of outdoor tables to enjoy the Tel Avivian sun while relishing in the divine jachnun. The atmosphere and the crowd here are very easy going.
Service here can be very slow and inattentive, but they compensate with araq shots.
Another perfect plan for Saturday can be the following – come here during the afternoon and then head straight to the beach.