The Loquat tree in Arabic is called "Askdinya" which,
literally translated, means "the best of all worlds." The setting for
this Jerusalem restaurant is a lovely covered garden in an historical Arab house
with classical music and an assortment of international cuisine. . . . .
and yes, there is an Askadinya tree in the center of the garden !!
The spot in Jerusalem for live Oud music with an
occasional infusion of Jazz. Every Saturday is Lebanese night with a large
buffet serving your favorite Lebanese specialities. In the summer, the action is
taken outside to the garden under the grape vines. The combination of wine,
soft music and delicious food make Kan Zaman a must for all travellers.
One of the better known restaurants in East Jerusalem, the
Philadelphia still holds the reputation of being originally Palestinian. The
maza is excellent and the skewered lamb and rice are top notch but if you want
real, traditional, Palestinian village cuisine, I would look elsewhere.
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