What to eat in Cairo? 2023

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Shawarma is one of the world's most popular street foods, especially in Egypt. It is prepared from thin cuts of seasoned marinated beef or lamb. Shawarma is served with tomatoes, onions and spices in wrap or sandwich bread.


Kushari is an Egyptian dish originally made in the 19th century. It is made with rice, pasta and lentil mixed together, topped with tomato sauce, chickpeas and fried onion. Garlic vinegar, hot sauce and garlic juice are optional.


Feteer is a a flaky Egyptian layered pastry. It consists of many thin layers of dough and ghee and an optional filling. The fillings may include cheese, coconut, sausage or chocolate.


Tameya or falafel is one of the most famous food in Egypt. It is cheap and vegetarian. Tameya is made with fava beans instead of chickpeas. Also they include herbs and spices.


Molokhia is a green vegetable especially that be popular in Middle East and Africa. It is eaten cooked, not raw. The dish generally includes some sort of meat in Egypt. it is usually served with chicken or rabbit but lamb is preferred when available, particularly in Cairo. It’s also often served over rice.


Hawawshi is a traditional Egyptian dish. It is a pita bread stuffed with minced meat. It’s most commonly served with pickled vegetables.

Om Ali

Om Ali meaning "Ali's mother" is an Egyptian dessert. Pastry (bread, pastry or puff pastry) is divided into pieces and mixed with pistachios, coconut flakes, raisins, milk and plenty of sugar. Then the mixture is baked an oven.

Ful Medames

Ful Medames is a stew of cooked fava beans, tomatoes, onions, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice. It is a traditional breakfast in Egypt.