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One of Tel Aviv’s most famous eateries, Mifgash Hasteak, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
Founded in 1965, this legendary culinary establishment is often frequented by local athletes, politicians, celebrities.
Owned and operated by Rami Fisherman and his family, Mifgash Hasteak is best known for its wide variety of traditional charcoalgrilled meat, accompanied by a selection of homemade salads.
The restaurant recently underwent a facelift, and it is clear that a lot of thought had been invested in the design. Once inside, the dim lights, intimate design and music all contributed to the special atmosphere of the place.
As we sat down, our enthusiastic waitress began to bring us a selection of salads and dips (NIS 23). This included a beet salad, spicy tomato salad, egg salad, pickles, tahini and eggplant dip.
All were a delight. We wiped the plates clean with some delicious taboon laffa. We also tried the famous house hummus (NIS 22), which lived up to its reputation.
Perfectly creamy and topped with olive oil, tahini and parsley, it was just to my personal preference (not being a fan of chunky hummus).
For our main course, we ordered a mixed grill for two (NIS 189).
Succulent, perfectly grilled skewers of spring chicken and chicken hearts, lamb chop, kebab and beef fillet grilled over a high heat to get that lovely crust on the outside but remain tender and delicious. The mixed grill is the best showcase for the kitchen staff’s skill. It comes with delectable sides of crispy French fries and Mujadara rice.
Perhaps the biggest surprise of the evening was dessert. Rarely does one rave about parve confections, but here I go: The apple pie (NIS 34) was fantastic.
But I think the winner was the mifgashit (NIS 25). This was made up of a combination of Bavarian cream and chocolate mousse. The cream filling was wonderfully light and flavorsome, and very refreshing in between the decadent spoonfuls of chocolate.
Mifgash Hasteak has been an A+ player in Tel Aviv for a long time, and now I understand why.
Awesome food, quick and friendly service – everything you need for a great dining experience! The writer was a guest of the restaurant.
Menachem Begin Road, Tel Aviv
Tel: (03) 562-3170