Completely by accident, just next to a Vietnamese restaurant where I had dinner with a few local friends was a little place called "Falafel" which turned out to be a 100% Israeli Kosher falafel and hummus street takeaway. How odd is that?

 

Israeli Kosher Falafel in Guangzhou : Surreal

 

 

I honestly never thought I’d see one of those there. I mean, just how many people would care about food being Kosher in a place like Guangzhou that they’d go into all the trouble of making a place Kosher. Serving Falafel and Hummus is one thing, making it Halal safe for the local Muslim perhaps also understandable, but insisting on a Kosher kitchen – that’s a completely different story. And it even came with Hebrew/Arabic signs everywhere. Completely surreal.

 

So, what’s on the menu?

Israeli Kosher Falafel in Guangzhou : Surreal

 

And how about if I want it in a plate?

Israeli Kosher Falafel in Guangzhou : Surreal

 

Is it really Kosher? yeah, seems like the local Chabad Rabbi is making sure it’s following the Kosher rules…

Israeli Kosher Falafel in Guangzhou : Surreal

 

Naturally, if it is to be Kosher, it can not be open on Saturday (even if served by gentiles, apparently, perhaps it’s Mariit Ayin).

Israeli Kosher Falafel in Guangzhou : Surreal

 

 

No costumers, as far as I could tell, but plenty of Kitchen staff standing there doing nothing. I wonder if this place is making a return on the investment…

Israeli Kosher Falafel in Guangzhou : Surreal

 

Fancy a quick look at the business card?

Israeli Kosher Falafel in Guangzhou : Surreal

Israeli Kosher Falafel in Guangzhou : Surreal

 

The only other mention I found of this place was on Chainwhip’s Flickr and Urbanatomy.

A few weeks before that I was taken to a great little Turkish place in Guangzhou’s Middle Eastern neighborhood serving terrific Schwarma. The only other Kosher food I know of in Guangzhou is served by the local Chabad restaurant.

 

First Guangzhou, then the world… 😛



Tags: chabad; falafel; Guangzhou; hummus; israeli food; kosher;


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Sabina
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Very interesting!  I wonder if it was even really kosher, or if they thought because it’s Israeli, it’s got to be kosher. 😉

Guy
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Completely mad. I have to find it!

Dan
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Dan

Sad to say but most Chinese I know (including my dear wife) dislike hummus…

Deborahperlman
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Deborahperlman

The falafel restaurant has closed, but the same owner has opened a bakery: 
BHDOOR2DOOR.COM .  Their products are available by delivery and a selection can also be purchased from the local Chabad.

Anan
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Anan

how long did the restaurant last ?

Ofer
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Ofer

also kosher web site food in guangzhou levantflavors.com 🙂

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