New Video Shows American Kids Reviewing Israeli Food After Tasting Dishes for First Time (VIDEO)
A new video circulating online shows eight American children reacting — mostly positively — to their first taste of the famed Israeli eggplant salad/dip, known in Hebrew as “salat hatzilim” and in other parts of the Levant as baba ganoush.
The clip, created by Cut.com, features the youngsters trying a variety of exotic dishes from other countries as well, such as Hawaiian poi, Colombian pork belly and Russian borscht.
The Israeli delicacies served include schnitzel, slices of pita, hummus and the baba ganoush salad.
“If someone had a name like that, they’d be so sad,” one boy says, mispronouncing it as “ba-ga-doosh.”
A few of the kids are able to correctly identify the servings on the plate and take a liking to the food, with one boy even giving two thumbs to the schnitzel. When told the food is from Israel, some share the little knowledge they have about the country.
“There’s a lot of Jewish people there,” says one girl. Another offers, “I hear that they have a war going on or something. Is that true?”
Watch the clip below to see their first experience with Israeli cuisine.