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Khachapuri – Georgian Delights

 

Khachapuri Restaurant was first opened by Tango Sharvit, a Georgian Jew who decided to leave his job as an electrician and open an authentic Georgian Bakery, serving the food he grew up on, right in the heart of the Mahane Yehuda neighborhood, one block away from the shuk itself. Khachapuri is on what has now become a restaurant row in this neighborhood.

 

One of the main dishes is Acharoly, a yeast dough pastry, stuffed with grated Georgian cheese, butter and fried egg. It takes 25 minutes to prepare a fresh one. In addition to the great Acharoly, which tastes nothing like anything you have ever tried, you could sample the Imruly, a cheese pastry made of yeast dough . Another pastry is, of course, the Khachapuri, which consists of a yeast dough pastry baked with oil (no margarine), stuffed with cheese, spinach, Lubuany (slightly spicy beans) or potatoes with milk.

 

For those who desire cooked meals, Khachapuri also offers dough pouches stuffed with cheese, cooked in boiled water – a kind of large ravioli (10 pieces). Other exclusive dishes are white cherry or whole walnuts in syrup jam; satzbela – Georgian tomato sauce; and fajika – Georgian chili.

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