7 days of Fun - Egyptian food and restaurants in Egypt
Egyptians have always been fond of food as shown on the
walls of temples and what was found in their tombs where
food was put with the the dead. People from different parts
of the world have lived in Egypt over the history which
added diversity to the Egyptian cuisine. If you are a food
lover and you are fan of Egypt food you will enjoy the
diversity of cuisines with all
sorts of options to choose from when you you dine out. You can
choose from Egyptian, Turkish, French, Italian or Indian
cuisines to eat. There are also Chinese food to enjoy. One
of the things you will not miss in Egypt is good food.
There are also fast food restaurants serving burgers and
other meals like KFC, McDonalds and Hardees. But if you want
to discover the taste of traditional Egyptian food you may
dine in Balbaa, Abu Shakra or Gad. There are many
restaurants of different categories in Egypt serving food at
various levels of prices starting as low as a few Egyptian
pounds to several hundred for a meal.
A list Some Egyptian restaurants:
- Abu Shakra: kebab, kofta and other Egyptian food
- Abu Shaara: kebab and kofta
- Abu Rawia: Kebab and kofta
- Balbaa: Kebab, kofta, seafood
- Abu Rabea: variety of Egyptian food including foul
- Gad: variety of Egyptian food including foul
- Hosney: Kebab, Kofta, seafood
- Kaddoura: Seafood
- Samakmak: Seafood
- Sea Gull: Seafood
In addition to the above list there are other Western
cuisine restaurants and fast food chains like KFC,
Fuddruckers and Fridays which is very popular among young
people and kids.
You will have a good chance to explore the different
tastes of food in Egypt if your hotel stay is bed and
breakfast as you will have the freedom to dine at any
restaurant as you wish.
Traditional Egyptian food
An Egyptian meal might consist of one or several items of
vegetable, grains, meat, chicken and sea food. Some of the
popular meals in Egypt are:
- Foul Medammes:
An all time favourite consists of boiled beans made in
several ways with diversity of ingredients like lemon &
oil, butter, can be mixed with eggs, tomatoes or other
This is one of the most popular Egyptian dishes made
with lentil, rice, macaroni.
A green leave plant added to meat or chicken soup and
served with rice or bread.
- Stuffed grapes leaves
Called "Mahshy warak enab" in which the leaves are
stuffed with rice, tomatoes, onion, parsley, oil, lemon
juice and spices.
- Stuffed Marrows
Ingredients include rice, tomatoes, onion and sometimes
spiced minced meat is used as stuffing ingredient.
- Stuffed cabbage
Cabbage leaves are stuffed with same ingredients that
are used in grape leaves stuffing.
Some of the popular traditional Egyptian desserts or
- Umm Aly
- Sweet Rice with milk
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