February 15, 2017 9:33 pm at 9:33 pm #1216970
That would make for a really limited diet! Especially since I don’t eat herring.February 15, 2017 9:44 pm at 9:44 pm #1216971
so stick in challah and gefilte fish and potato stix and chrain. and Chinese food!!!! yumFebruary 15, 2017 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm #1216972
My family comes from Russian roots, and it is a staple to eat pelmeni/kreplach, holubtzi/holishkes, bagels, lox, cream cheese, kefir, herring, and braided bread; I have now started purchasing challah from a Jewish store they bake every Friday. It is immensely similar to Ashkenazi Jewish food and I’m very happy about it.
Hashemisreading, can I add hummus and halva? Now that’s yummy alongside Chinese food.February 15, 2017 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm #1216973
WinnieThePooh, very informative answer! I am interested in the Jewish life in the United States, and primarily in New York/New Jersey area, so it is interesting to see the opinion of the people who have experience with or know about it (kosher Chinese).February 16, 2017 1:25 am at 1:25 am #1216974
litvos: the truth is you could really have whatever you please. as long as it has a good hechsher. i dont think eating chinese food makes you chinese, or eating American food makes you more American. nor in fact, does eating ‘Jewish’ food make you any more Jewish! though it may make you more traditional though.February 16, 2017 2:20 am at 2:20 am #1216975
Litvos, I agree with Hashem is Reading. There is nothing wrong with eating any food that is kosher (as long as it’s not stolen and it’s not a fast day or a time when you are not allowed to eat). I don’t think there is anyone who says there is a problem with eating Chinese food.
WTP’s point had to do with materialism. That is really a separate topic. Personally, I don’t associate with materialistic people, so I don’t associate food with materialism. And I have no interest in sushi.February 16, 2017 3:16 am at 3:16 am #1216976
Why do you insist I think there is a problem with Chinese food? I initially posted it as to change the previous subject and talk about something less serious. By the way, I have tried kosher Chinese it tastes great in my opinion. It was some traditional rice with vegetables and hot sour soup. Yummy!
I also never said that the food you eat makes you a certain person. I said there are similarities between many of the Ashkenazi and Russian/Ukrainian cuisines. I think certain foods were adopted by the Jews from Eastern Europeans during the Pale of Settlement life, correct me if am wrong.February 16, 2017 3:20 am at 3:20 am #1216977
I cannot be alone with halva!
Well I mean that I can, but it won’t be around for very long after.
Then I am alone without halva.
So in theory it works itself out.
But in reality, I rather just not be alone with halva from the start.February 16, 2017 4:18 am at 4:18 am #1216978
lilmod: you could pass the sushi to me then.February 16, 2017 4:48 am at 4:48 am #1216979
What Chinese food goes with halva?February 16, 2017 5:06 am at 5:06 am #1216980
I was listing top foods I like, not what goes with the other.February 16, 2017 5:46 am at 5:46 am #1216981
Ohh!!! Lol I was scrolling menus in my mind trying to figure out what Chinese food tastes good with halva.
All I came up with thus far was maybe on lo meinFebruary 16, 2017 6:28 am at 6:28 am #1216982
Eating halva with lo mein or having halva for dessert? I would think mixing both would create a very ‘flamboyant’ taste, lol.February 16, 2017 8:29 am at 8:29 am #1216983
Jews have always eaten the foods common to their countries of origin- practically, that was what was available to eat! Flavorings have to do with what spices were or weren’t available. Litvos, you are right that Ashkenazi of Eastern European descent eat those foods.
Now the world is much “smaller” so we have a much greater variety of foods and food types. As Lilmod and HashemisReading already said, there is nothing wrong with that. In fact, most of our celebrations are surrounded by food and there are lots of food-related mitzvos. Nice tasty food serves to enhance a simcha or shabbos/yom tov meal, bring people together, etc. My issue is with the current emphasis on food- seeing the write-ups on the latest trendy restaurant or the fancy ads for the upscale food stores, the newest cookbook that has to out-do all the others, etc. I am afraid that food has taken on a life of its own, and that is not so Jewish…February 16, 2017 9:30 pm at 9:30 pm #1216984
food used to be a means to living, now its a means in it of itself.February 16, 2017 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm #1216985
Shouldn’t that be “an end in and of itself” (as opposed to a “means to an end”.)February 17, 2017 3:00 am at 3:00 am #1216986
What about melting a square of vanilla halva in hot green tea?February 17, 2017 1:38 pm at 1:38 pm #1216987
lightbright: I pasken muttarFebruary 17, 2017 7:28 pm at 7:28 pm #1216988
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