Hamentashen galore

From the people who brought you the Hanukka doughnuts review, now comes the Purim hamentashen review.

March 5, 2009 16:02
1 minute read.
Hamentashen galore

purim. (photo credit: )


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


From the people who brought you the Hanukka doughnuts review, now comes the Purim hamentashen review. This time, however, we didn't feel sick after. On the other hand, we anticipated doughnuts with greater excitement. Doughnuts are tasty, hamentashen are not. They are dry cookies filled with a vile poppy seed paste - or so we thought. Crisis of faith averted! Tati Loft in Givatayim sells large, amply filled hamentashen made of very tasty and crispy dough based on butter and sweet cream. The dates-filled and chocolate ganache-filled were the best (9/10). Of all the poppyseed-filled variety the ones with cooked-in citrus fruits were the best from all those sampled - but I still don't like them (says Asi; 7/10). Those who are into the poppy, loved it (8/10). NIS 9.2 for 100g. 53 Hashalom Rd., (03) 539-2500 The Cafeneto chain made a huge hamentashen filled with espresso and chocolate nougat for NIS 10 or NIS 21 with a cup of coffee. The dough was a little dry but the filling was delicious (8/10). cafeneto.co.il The boutique bakery Bellina offers tiny hamentashen with an enormous variety of fillings as well as tasty dough. My favorites (says Asi) were the chocolate and amaretto liqueur (8/10; alcohol in baked goods, always a great idea), halva and nuts (8/10); a surprisingly delicious bazooka-filled (8.5/10) and chocolate-filled with a peanut M&M on top (9.5/10). NIS 89 per kilo. 8 Herzl Rosenblum St., TA, (03) 699-6088 Having sampled Shemo Bakery's chocolate-filled offering (says Ari; 8/10), I was ready to proclaim their product tasty. But after their prune cooked in red wine filling I can safely say that these were out of this world (10/10). The dough was soft and lovely and I can only imagine that the Turkish Delight variety would equally rock my world. If you're on a diet, they also offer a sugar-free hamentashen. NIS 30-35 for 300g. shemo.co.il Neve Tzedek's Sinful Sweets shouldn't be so brazen with their hamentashen, though I fondly recalled their doughnuts (says Ari). Their dough was crisp with an odd crunch to it that felt unnatural between my teeth. This was most apparent with the chocolate-filled (6/10). Halva-filled was much more pleasant (7/10) and I'm a sucker for dates and nuts (8/10). NIS 29 for 300g. 67 Shabazi St., TA and available at AM:PM and Tiv Taam stores.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Sarah Silverman
August 26, 2014
Jewish women take home gold at 2014 Emmys