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Hummus in Kfar Yasif, Israel

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Hummus in Kfar Yasif, Israel

srkredliner | Mar 27, 2011 07:00 AM

I've been all over the country for the past month. A bunch of wonderful chowhound recommendations have been enjoyed thoroughly, so I thought I would write about an experience I had that was quite tasty.

I highly recommend for anyone traveling in the Upper Galil, anywhere near Akko (Acre), Naharia, or even Haifa, to venture out to the village of Kfar Yasif to taste the Hummus of Abu Maher. I found it superior to the famous "Sa'id" in Akko, which was quite good, by the way.

Here is some info on the spot:

"In the Western Galilee 7 miles north east of Akko (Acre) there is a small village called Kfar Yasif. The inhabitants are Arab, Druze and Christians. There is a family restaurant that specializes in Hummus in Kfar Yasif, proudly owned by the Abu Maher family. These fourth generation Hummus masters have perfected the art to unprecedented levels and the father and his sons deliver a sublime Hummus experience. The family owns over 40 acres of olive trees making their own blend of olive oil for generations, keeping a great tradition alive." [http://www.onejerusalem.com/2005/12/0...]

name: Abu Maher
opening hours: Sunday: 07:00 - 18:00
Monday: 07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday: 07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 07:00 - 18:00
Thursday: 07:00 - 18:00
Friday: 07:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 07:00 - 18:00

location: Kfar Yasif
phone: 04-9566778
food type: Hummus.

Their menu is all in Hebrew but don't let that get in your way. The service is friendly and the food is delicious. The food came quickly and was as fresh as it gets. The hummus as always was accompanied by a dish of tomatoes, onions, and pickles, along with a spicy green pepper sauce and their special addition are a few balls of falafel. These were of the best I have ever tasted. Like many other hummus places in the region, you can ask for free refills on your hummus! This also includes pita and falafel. They even gave us some free Turkish-style coffee after the meal.

The mashausha is tremendously deilcious, as are the fried eggs, which I don't remember the name of.

I'll throw up a photo or two in a few months when I get home and have the right tools.

Enjoy,

_S

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