The admired hummus place of Lina’s, is making the same hummus for 35 years now. Besides being exquisite for itself, it has a one of a kind surroundings. Check out these photos.
Part I: Old Jerusalem Market
Most people go to Hummus Lina through Jaffa Gate, which is also the gate through which you get to the Wailing Wall. On my last journey, as I explained in the previous post, I took the Nablus Gate (Damascus Gate) and a camera. Here are some more pictures.
Lina’s Hummus is very simple, extra smooth texture, very carefully spiced and served with very delicate olive oil.
In first look, it may be hard for you to tell the difference but this one is not hummus – it is mesabha, which is pretty much based on the same ingredients but different in texture. The chickpeas are well cooked, very soft, but not mashed. With this wonderful olive oil, some garlic and lemon and the tahini on top, it is absolutely lovely.
Leaving Lina, with stomach full but lite as a bird, the stone paved alleyway seemed even more enchanted than when we came. What is that feeling, how should I call it? Tranquility, calmness, complacency, serenity, peace of mind? Or was it the tryptophan?
Anyhow, it is good to have some space left in your belly after lunch, when you happen to be 2 blocks away from Jafher Sweets, where you can eat the most delicious Knafeh – a desert to kill for.
To be continued…