Many thanks to my Ra’anana friends, I uncovered the existence of HaPina Avenue Foodstuff and very a great deal loved a stop by there lately.
It’s been close to for five yrs, on the corner of HaYovel St. which runs parallel to the primary drag, Ahuza. For the uninitiated, pina indicates corner in Hebrew.
It is owned and run by Mira, an ex-Canadian, with her spouse David and associate, Dror.
For these a tiny and homey position, it has pretty an comprehensive menu and my companion and I ended up tricky pushed to choose our meal when we arrived there one particular wonderful, sunny day soon soon after noon.
The menu offers plated foods, hamburgers in buns and a mushroom and onions vegan possibility. Each and every main class arrives with two side dishes involved in the price tag.
What’s on the considerable menu?
With my brain on the Passover holiday only two weeks absent at the time, I made a decision to go for a thing as non-calorific as doable and chose one thing called “jerk chicken breast” with environmentally friendly beans and salad. (NIS 55).
My companion went for the entrecote steak, French fries and salad. (NIS 98).
We climbed some rickety wooden ways to the seating spot on the next flooring and settled down for our lunch, making the most of the tranquil background music although seeking not to discover the evident lemon-yellow walls which surrounded us on all sides.
The foodstuff arrived incredibly quickly and we selected the draught beer as our consume, mine, as regular, diluted with Sprite Zero.
The substantial total of hen breast, minimize into squares, was described as “jerk” and I had to look this up.
“Jerk,” it appears, is a spice combination originating in Jamaica, consisting of various exotic flavorings together with ginger, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg. One particular couldn’t detect which distinct spices had been made use of, just that they tasted quite good. The rooster breast, which can occasionally be dry, was juicy and succulent.
The eco-friendly beans on the side ended up tossed in oil and garlic with freshly ground pepper and built for a excellent facet dish.
My companion liked the steak which he questioned to be cooked medium. From wherever I was sitting it looked extremely unusual in pieces but he appeared to relish it.
The chips (fries) were nicely scorching and served with mayonnaise, ketchup and do-it-yourself sweet and bitter cucumber slices.
The area appears to do a brisk trade in takeaway with motorcyclists coming and likely with luggage of food stuff.
You can get pleasure from it at residence, of class, but we truly appreciated being in HaPina, emotion the amazing younger vibe and individuals-viewing – usually an pleasant pastime.
HaPina Avenue Food.Open up – Sunday – Thursday, 11.30 to 23h.Friday – 11.30 – 14.30.Saturday night time – 19 – 24h.058 7785868Kashrut: Ra’anana Rabbinate.
The author was a guest of the cafe.