So, what is Israeli food? The closest thing to a one-sentence answer: a cross-fertilization of Moroccan, Tunisian, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Arab and Jewish food cultures. But there were definitely some reoccurring themes during my week in Israel: olives, falafel, fresh vegetable salads, pita, filo dough pastries, and many bowls of hummus. Here are the best things I ate in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and beyond.
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Located in the Fujian province of China, Xiamen is a southern port city with an inventory of dishes that are heavy on seafood and strikingly similar to the cuisine of neighboring Taiwan. From sea worm jellies to shark ball soup, there was never a meal that wasn't worth photographing during my two week visit.