Dining Out: Puaa

Hello my loyal readers! I apologize for the delay between posts but I have just returned from a 10 day vacation to Israel. While I was there my cousin took me to her favorite restaurant in Yafo called Puaa.

When you turn the corner towards Puaa first you notice the beautiful outdoor patio covered with sprawling greens and flowers. When you walk through the front door you enter a green house with patio style furniture, and finally the back room and the upstairs loft have traditional tables and chairs.

The restaurant is decorated like an Anthropologie store and all the items (furniture, artwork, decor) are for sale.

There is a broad menu with everything for soups to salads, sandwiches, larger entrees and desserts. We decided to start off our post-shopping lunch with the fried cauliflower. It was perfectly crisped and tasted as good as an onion ring or french frie. It was served with a spicy mayo for dipping.

For our main meal I had the tomato and charred bread salad which was served with lettuce, red onion, feta cheese and zaatar spice. It was incredibly fresh and delicious!

My cousin ordered the schnitzel (a giant chicken finger) which was served over creamy mashed potatoes.

The dessert menu was so enticing we couldn't select just one option so we decided to split two - the chocolate cake and the pecan cheesecake. Two words: holy yum. The chocolate cake was just the right amount of moist and doused with hot fudge. The pecan cheesecake was light and the crust tasted like candy.

If you make your way to Tel Aviv, Israel be sure to take a detour to Yafo and enjoy a meal at Puaa. Its absolute perfection.

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Molly Galler

Welcome to Pop.Bop.Shop. My name is Molly. I’m a foodie, fashionista, pop culture addict and serious travel junkie. I’m a lifelong Bostonian obsessed with frozen confections, outdoor patios, Mindy Kaling, reality television, awards shows, tropical vacations, snail mail and my birthday.

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