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A Food Lover’s Guide to Egypt

A Food Lover’s Guide to Egypt - Unique Egypt Blog

Egyptian cuisine is one of the most authentic and delicious dishes in the world. Combining elements from the Middle East and North Africa,  Greece, and France, the Egyptian chef is unique in Egypt's most popular culinary version, reflecting the diverse influences the Egyptians have had throughout their history. Often a twist is added. When you come to Egypt, Egyptian food is very delicious and worth the experience, so you should try different kinds of Egyptian food. This topic offers the most famous Egyptian dishes that we recommend visiting if you come to Egypt.



Tamaya is the famous Egyptian word for falafel. Popular fried spices and chickpea pies in the Middle East are instead made with broad beans and lots of green herbs and have a bright green color. It is usually served as a sandwich of tomatoes, cucumbers, tahini (sesame paste sauce), or as a snack or breakfast meal on its own.


2- Koshari

One of the famous Egyptian dishes, Koshary is a dish with roots in Egypt in the 19th century and is now eaten in food trucks and restaurants nationwide. Koshary ingredients are macaroni, lentils, rice, and tomato sauce, often topped with chickpeas and fried onions. If you like spicy food, koshari is the best choice.

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One of the traditional ancient foods, Fitia is a light, flake-like layered bread made from a piece of dough that is stretched thinly like paper and folded several times. Served with minced beef or cheese, sprinkled with thumbnails (ghee), or sprinkled with powdered sugar.

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4- Kebab and Kofta

A popular Egyptian dish is grilled lamb (kebab) and seasoned minced meat like sausage and skewered (kofta). It is usually eaten with a simple salad of chopped tomatoes and cucumbers and a slice of flatbread.


5- Hawawshi

Is a traditional Egyptian food, usually bread filled with minced meat, onions, and pepper (like flatbread). Hawaii is probably best known as a staple of  Egyptian home cooking to make you feel better

Egyptian Desserts

The Egyptian desert is heavily influenced by Middle Eastern cuisine, such as Turkish cuisine. Egyptians love sweets, and desserts after each meal are very common in Egyptian tradition.


6- Kanafeh

Another dessert I recommend trying in Egypt. kanafeh is a cake made by rolling and flattening semolina pasta, which resembles an angel's hair,  and cooking it over low heat with butter and creamy cheese. When ready, it is soaked in syrup and some peanuts are added.



Basbousa is a delicious dessert that crosses the border and originates from the Ottoman Empire. Discovered in various countries and loved by people all over the world. 
 The name of the delicacy varies from country to country and is called Basbousa in Egypt. The Egyptian version is usually thin, soaked in sweet syrup, soft on the inside, and covered with almonds and whipped cream.


A Food Lover’s Guide to Egypt


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