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Sabich is popular street food in Israel. It is a sandwich made up primarily of fried egg, hard boiled eggs, and Israeli salad.

Sabich on a white plate on a white marble counter

While sabich is not as popular as shawarma or falafel, it is still a popular street food in Israel.

The ingredients for the sandwhich are based on a traditional Shabbat breakfast of Iraq.

Since you cannot cook an Shabbat, Iraqi Jews ate a cold meal which included pre-cooked fried eggplant and hard-boiled eggs.

A man in Israel named Sabich Chalabi took the ingredients for from this meal and turned it into a sandwich which he sold from a food stand in 1961.

The stand was successful and Chalabi and his partner moved a more preeminent location, creating the first sabich shop which is still there today.

Yield: 3 sandwiches


Sabich on a white plate on a white marble counter

Sabich is a popular Israeli street food that was traditionally eaten in Iraq on Shabbos.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes



  1. Slice the eggplant into 3/4-inch slices.
  2. Fry eggplant slices in batches in hot oil until golden brown.
  3. Flip over to the second side. Fry until golden brown.
  4. Remove eggplant from the pan and place on a plate lined with paper towels.
  5. Spread the hummus on both sides of the pita. Line one side with the fried eggplant. Fill with Israeli salad and hardboiled egg slices.
  6. Drizzle the sandwich with tehina and amba to taste.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 328Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 420mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 6gSugar: 8gProtein: 11g

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Monday 18th of January 2021

I'm sorry if I missed the answer to this, but what is "amba"?


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It is a sauce made from mangos.

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