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6 Foods to Cook In Your Israeli Dorm

By Andria Kaplan Aylyarov 

When you move into your dorm or apartment in Israel, there’s a solid chance you won’t be cooking on a stove. You might even scramble and think “How? Where can I cook?”

Zeh Beseder Chaver, look in the cabinets and under the sink, and I promise you’ll find your sous chef, The Hot Plate. This small and at times extremely powerful electronic plate will cook your food pretty well and turn your tiny kitchen into an Iron Chef Arena.

If the sun is blazing outside and you don’t feel like chowing down on hot foods we’ve included a few chill options too. Happy eating!

Here are 6 Foods to Cook in Your Israeli Dorm:

1. Shakshuka

If you’re tired of spending your shekels on Israeli brunch, try this Shakshuka recipe in your dorm!

2. Scrambled Eggs

Eggs have to be one of the easiest things to cook. Whether you’re an omelet person or like them sunny-side up eggs are always cheap and super simple to make.


3. Middle Eastern Grilled Cheese

You’ve probably gotten used to buying bags of fresh pita instead of loaves of Wonder Bread, so it’s time to trade the traditional grilled cheese for the pita grilled cheese.

4. Israeli Salad

Israeli Salad is an absolute must. Do not go back home until you’ve mastered the art of the Israeli salad.

5. Mixed Veggies and Pasta

Veggies and pasta aren’t as exciting as Shakshuka and Israeli salad, but both are super affordable and filling.


6. Toasted Israeli Couscous

Another simple and quick Israeli go-to you will fall in love with is couscous. You can find it at any Shuk or Macholet. It can be eaten hot or cold and tastes great paired with just about anything.

source: Brooklyn Supper

To learn more about whipping up authentic Israeli meals in your dorm, contact Masa Israel today.

Andria Kaplan Aylyarov is a Masa Israel Alumna and content marketing specialist for Masa Israel Journey. She loves a good glass of white wine and wishes she was 85-years-old and living in Boca, but she currently resides in Brooklyn.



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