Cairo is a city that is full of surprises. From the bustling markets to the ancient pyramids, there is something for everyone in Cairo. And when it comes to Egyptian food, the city does not disappoint. Egyptian cuisine is a unique blend of influences from around the world, resulting in a flavor that is all its own. Egyptian food is no less important than Egypt tours. If you’re looking to try something new on your next day tours in Egypt, be sure to check out these top ten Egyptian dishes.
Koshary: Egyptian lunch dish
Koshary is a popular dish in Egypt, made with rice, pasta, and lentils. It is usually topped with a spicy tomato sauce and served with a side of bread. Many tourists enjoy trying at any time and anywhere during their Egypt travel packages.
Ful Medames: Egyptian breakfast
Ful medames is a traditional Egyptian dish made with fava beans that have been cooked and mashed. The beans are then mixed with olive oil, cumin, garlic, and lemon juice. Ful medames are typically served for breakfast, but can also be enjoyed as a snack or side dish. There are a lot of restaurants that serve Ful Medames in different places to try during your day tours in Cairo such as the restaurants through Khan El Khalili and the Old Cairo tour.
Mulukhiyah: Egyptian appetizers
Mulukhiyah is a leafy green vegetable that is popular in Egyptian cuisine. It has a slightly bitter taste and is often cooked with chicken or lamb. Mulukhiyah is often served with rice or bread. Usually, Egyptian eat Mulukhiyah in their lunch, it will be a good idea if you add Mulukhiya to your lunch meal on Egypt Nile cruises that sail in Cairo, Luxor, or Aswan to feel the Egyptian vibes. The sunset, the Nile River, and the temples you should stop at to explore Luxor and Aswan day tours, are the real meaning of Egyptian civilization.
Bamia: Okra casserole
Bamia is a traditional Egyptian dish made with lamb, okra, and a tomato-based sauce. It is often served with rice or bread. It’s a popular dish that is served in Khan El Khalili restaurants, so don’t forget to try it on your tour in Khan El Khalili.
Fattah: Main meal of Eid Al Adha
Fattah is a traditional Egyptian dish that typically consists of rice, bread, and meat. It is often served with a tomato or vinegar-based sauce. Fattah can be made with chicken, lamb, beef, or even fish. It is the main dish that the Egyptians used to eat on Eid al-Adha after the sacrifice.
Shish Tawook: Fast food
Shish tawook is a marinated chicken dish that is popular in Egypt and throughout the Middle East. The chicken is usually marinated in a mixture of yogurt, garlic, and spices, and then grilled or baked. It is often served with rice or pita bread and sometimes topped with a spicy sauce. It is classified as fast food, light, and delicious dish that you can try on any exhausting tour such as the day tours in Luxor.
Kofta: Egyptian Grilled food
Kofta is a popular dish in Egypt, made with ground meat (usually beef or lamb) mixed with spices and grilled on a skewer. It is often served with rice or vegetables. It is served in any restaurant, especially in the restaurants specializing in grilling that are mainly found in Cairo and the hotels of Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada. It is a very delicious meal to try on your safari day tours in Sharm El Sheikh or after swimming and the various water activities of Hurghada day tours that will make you very hungry.
Hawawshi: Egyptian street food
Hawawshi is a traditional Egyptian dish made of ground meat and spices, stuffed into pita bread, and grilled. It is usually served with a side of tahini or hummus. On any street in Egypt, you will find a small restaurant that grills Hawawshi with an amazing smell, notice it during your easter tours in Egypt.
Hawawshi can be found on the menus of most Egyptian restaurants, so it’s easy to try if you’re visiting Cairo. And if you’re not in the mood for meat, many places also offer vegetarian versions of this dish. So there’s something for everyone! It is a delicious experience that makes you discover the Egyptian flavors and their different cuisines at the same time you enjoy the luxury packages in Egypt.
Shakshouka breakfast dish
Shakshouka is a dish of poached eggs in tomato and chili pepper sauce. It is popular in Egypt and throughout the Middle East. Plan to visit Alexandria tour from Cairo as it’s a popular dish in Alexandria.
There are many variations of shakshouka, but the basic dish consists of eggs that are gently cooked in a tomato-based sauce. Shakshouka is typically spiced with cumin and chili peppers, and often includes onions, garlic, and bell peppers. Ask to be served this delicious Egyptian dish at the hotel during your classic tours in Egypt.
While shakshouka is traditionally served for breakfast, it can be enjoyed at any time of the day. It is commonly served with bread for dipping and makes an excellent meal when paired with a salad or other side dishes.
The Egyptian salad is a simple dish made of chopped tomatoes, onions, and green peppers. It is usually seasoned with salt, pepper, vinegar, or lemon juice. Sometimes olive oil is also added. This salad is a common sight on Egyptian tables and is often served as a side dish or appetizer.