Responses to A.Z.P.'s Review

Respond to Review of Ha Homa Ha Sinit
by A.Z.P.

Review: There are kosher Chinese restaurants in almost every city in Israel. Unfortunately, what passes for Chinese food is generally something "Asian-ish", of poor quality, cooked by migrant workers with little-to-no culinary experience who can pass as Chinese and wear Asian attire. Homa Sinit (the wall of China)is the exception to the rule, as it actually has Chinese ownership and employees who have brought to Israel the authentic tastes of their homeland and you see it on the menu and taste it in every bite. Amongst its merits, this is the only restaurant in Israel where you can get Chow fun. It is called Lu Mian (hand noodles) and you have to ask them for the square kind (Re-bu-ah in Hebrew, or show them a square with your hands)to actually get chow fun. The regular chow fun comes in a brown sauce which is simple and delicious and like almost all of the meat dishes you can have tofu substituted (or ask for a different sauce). Amongst our other favorites here are the tofu Szechuan (which is spicy and comes out sizzling) and the Tofu Gon Bon (a light peanut sauce). For appetizers I recommend the authentic Baoze (steamed dumplings) over the egg rolls which are good, but you can get the anywhere. As a New Yorker who spent every other weekend of my childhood making trips to Chinatown,I find Homa Sinit to be the only place in Israel which can even somewhat soothe my cravings for real vege Chinese. While this place is unpretentious and lacks a more or unique romantic atmosphere, the prices are very good and the food is real authentic Chinese and reeeal good!


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