First of all, let me explain what malabi is, in case you have never heard of it. Malabi is a Middle Eastern milky pudding topped with sweet pink syrup, also known in some Arab countries as “muhallabia”. Plenty of places offer malabi as a dessert, but only a few make it like a pro.
HaMalabia (means The Malabi Place) opened in early summer of 2014. It’s no wonder that HaMalabia became the “now trending” place very shortly – very cool vibe, outdoor seats including a long shared table and table games makes it an easy going meeting place.
You can find 2 kinds of malabi here – dairy and vegan. I suggest you try the vegan one, not only because I’m vegan, but also because my carnivorous friends, who’ve tried both, have found dairy-free malabis tastes better. Please take note, DON’T mix the syrup with the white mass, just slide a spoon into it and put it in your mouth.
The location can’t be more central, just 50 meters from Shuk HaCarmel, in the same building you can find Pasta Basta and Minzar Bar. It’s perfectly situated to grab a malabi on the way to the beach. The second branch of HaMalabia can be found at Flea Market in Jaffa.
If you wanna drink some beer after sweet malabi, you can get draught Goldstar beer for 20 NIS only on site. It’s a pretty good deal!
P.S. Recently a third branch opened in my neighborhood in Givataim on the corner of Katzenelson and Weizman street.