Shak- Shu- Ka
Words: Jenna Romano
Art Direction: Sybaris Magazine
Photography: Ran Golani
Shakshuka is a popular Israeli breakfast food with its origins in North African cuisine – it consists of eggs cooked on top of a flavorful tomato and vegetable based sauce. The onomatopoeic word that gives this dish its title is literally translated as “mixed up”, perhaps because of the wonderful and surprising varieties of shakshuka presented to us on a daily basis here in Israel.
The word shakshuka may go hand-in-hand with breakfast, but it can be eaten at any time of the day in Tel Aviv. Although the classic version of shakshuka is loved, restaurants will often transform the simple dish – adding toppings like cheese, extra vegetables and even meat.