Join me for an Egyptian lunch at one of Cairo’s very traditional eateries!
On the menu here: ful medames (mashed fava beans), one of the most popular dishes, a staple in the Egyptian diet; fava bean is also used in making falafel, also known as “ta`meyya” (they are deep fried and sprinkled with sesame seeds); bitingan (grilled eggplant); torshi (pickled carrots, cucumber, beat, onion, etc.); a white cheese with tomato dip; and chipsies (homemade potato chips). And if you like a bit of spice, add a pinch of shatta (chilli powder). So grab a piece of baladi (thick, granulated, oval, wheat) bread and dig in! Bil hana wish shifa’! بالهنا و الشفاء! (or bon appetit!)
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FABULOUS! Gorgeous photography – makes me hungry and desirous to come to Cairo!
I have a copy of your book and it is THE GUIDE to have to understand and enjoy Cairo. Thanks!
Thank you, Lynn! Hope you come to Cairo soon. We will go to this restaurant and have ful and tamiya!