Maayan Habira (Beer Spring) Restaurant
Natanzon 4 st. down town, Haifa, Israel
Maayan Habira (Beer Spring) Restaurant Haifa Reviews
Excellent East-European cuisine Dec 13, 2015
“Maayan Habira”- This restaurant in lower Haifa is not very eye pleasing as seen from the street, but once you enter the atmosphere changes. Literally means ‘the fountain of beer’, they serve close to 20 types of draft beer. Eastern European cuisine is their speciality, which means: Chopped liver, Pickled herring, Gefilte fish and Regel krusha- also known as P'tcha- which is a Jewish dish made from meat set into a gelatin made from a meat stock. The signature dish here is Kostitza - pork rib that is smoked overnight. And you can end the feast with a Bavarian Creme.
A Russian lady sits at one of the tables, stretching the dough, and hand-making Kreplach, the Polish version for Pelmeni and Vareniki.
As you sit you get white bread with horseradish,
The bean & beef soup was heavenly,
Vareniki were almost like my Grandmas,
and it was the best ikra i ever had.
(ikra is a favorite Romanian appetizer in Israel, made from fish roe, whipped with corn oil until it reaches a mayonnaise-like consistency)
Originally a sausage factory, it converted into a restaurant in 1962 and since then it runs by the family, serving the same food all those years. All is hand made with Jewish love :)
3 / 3 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!