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The 10 greatest delicacies of Egyptian cuisine

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Written by   421
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Wondering where to go on vacation this year, but still can't decide? And how about trying a selection according to the specialties of the local cuisine?

If you like good food and like to try new tastes, a holiday in Egypt is the perfect choice for you! The range of local dishes is very diverse due to the rich history and the associated mixing of cultures. If you want to know what goodies Egypt has to offer, all-inclusive meals at local hotels are sure to offer you the best of them. But if you crave authentic Egyptian dining, you have no choice but to take to the streets and visit a local restaurant.

No matter where you decide to dine, you are sure to know what dishes you will find in Egypt. So let's take a look at the greatest delicacies of Egyptian cuisine that you should definitely taste!

1. Tameya

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Almost anyone who knows at least a little bit of Arabic cuisine has heard of the chickpea ball called falafel. Tameya is basically its Egyptian version, the main difference lies in the basic fastener. In the case of Tameya, this is not chickpeas, but garden beans.

2. Molokhia

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At first glance, Molokhita may resemble spinach from the school canteen, but it is a completely different dish in terms of taste. It is prepared from the leaves of jute along with the meat broth and the mixture of spices creates a delicacy, which is most often served with rice or bread.

3. Fatta

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This meal accompanies most important life or religious (Christian and Muslim) events in Egypt. Rice, toasted bread and a large amount of spicy thin sauce form the basis to which juicy beef or bull's eye are most often served.

4. Kabab and Kofta

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Lovers of good meat in Egypt will definitely not go hungry! Although the name of the dish covers two types of meat prepared in two different ways, Kabab and Kofta are often served together. Kabab are juicy cubes of grilled veal and Kofta are noodles of lamb roasted on a stick on the grill.

5. Hamam Mahshi

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Roasting pigeons is not the prerogative of only the best chefs in Europe. Grilled pigeons have been prepared in Egypt for many centuries and to this day this dish is considered a great delicacy. Pigeons are most often filled with bulgur (crushed wheat) with a mixture of herbs.

6. Ful Mudamas

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This dish dating from the time of the pharaohs themselves is very popular in Egypt. A mushy delicacy of beans, oil, garlic and lemon juice is most often served with pita bread or baguette and is often added to sandwiches.

7. Kushari

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One of the most popular dishes in Egypt (and far from only among vegetarians) is Kushari. It is a relatively diverse mixture of rice, spaghetti, black lentils and thick tomato sauce, which is sprinkled on top with fried onions.

8. Hawawshi

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At first glance, it may be a little unattractive, but everyone should taste the more interesting food called Hawawshi. The mixture of minced lamb with onion, beans and spices is baked inside the bread, making Hawawshi ideal as a quick meal in hand.

9. Shawarma

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If you like Kebab, then you should try its Egyptian equivalent of Shawarma, which is equally popular in the Middle East. Meat flavored with a specific spice is always stuffed whole on the spit (while the meat on the Kebab is sometimes minced) and after cutting it is wrapped in a thin pita bread. The most common sauces are hummus, tahini, garlic dip and seasonal vegetables.

10. Konafa

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And those who can't imagine good food without something sweet in the end should definitely try Konafa. Everyone who loves this dessert made from very thin crunchy noodles topped with melted butter and sugar syrup.

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I want to try the Egyptian version of Shawarma. It looks tasty! 😊

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1 year ago

Need some recipes. Maybe i can cook one oft hose in our home

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1 year ago

I want to go to Egypt now. Thank you for a new place to go to on my bucket list!

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1 year ago

If i've got a chance,iwould love to have a taste on all of thos dishes.

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1 year ago

I hope you get a chance to taste all this delicious dishes. Also thanks for your comment 👍👍👍

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1 year ago

Really salivating😅 Nice write up

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1 year ago

Nice write up

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1 year ago

Yummy.you know what i love food.i am a foodie person.all the food is very yummy.

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1 year ago

Those dishes looks so delicious. I tried shawarma before. I think that the taste will be different if its from thsre

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1 year ago

All those food look tasty and nutritious but I only know kebab and Shawarma

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1 year ago

All of these dishes look tempting, but it would be nice to have a recipe with each dish, maybe I could try it at home.

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1 year ago

I know kabab and shawarma. The rest is not.

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1 year ago

I know these are the best delicacies of Egypt , I don't know why but they sound ancient to me

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1 year ago

It sound you an ancient; maybe because of it long and storied history of development and advancements with a rich religious and philosophical tradition.

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1 year ago

Yes.. Egyptian had a long history

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1 year ago

Might try the last one u had mentioned here on this article of yours as i like sweets a lot, lol, also because i want to taste n know how it taste like, though wishful thinking, lol

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1 year ago

The last one, i.e, konofa dessert which looks so tasty - i am sure everyone mouth will be filled with water if they saw this delicious dessert

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1 year ago

Yes, lol, so have u tasted it? Yes, it looks so delicious

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1 year ago

Those food looks tasty. It made me hungry

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I am glad that you hungry after reading my food related article. Also thanks for your comment. 👍👍👍

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1 year ago

Yummy . Wow amazing . I like all food . Thank you so much

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Yeah, it looks so yummy,,..thanks for giving it a read and for the feedback

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You are most welcome dear friend ❤️

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1 year ago

They are all delicious but shawarma is the only available here in my country. So sad I'm still in a low score spam comment.😞

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1 year ago

I only know shawarma and kabab there 😅 i like shawarma..it's been a long time since I ate one..i wanna try when I get back to my country

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1 year ago

Yeah, shawarma look delicious and yummy... you must try it once again. Oh, you are out of your country. In which country do you live now?

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1 year ago

I ate shawarma already 😁😁 i love it . am from Philippines but working here in Hong Kong.

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1 year ago

Wow this is amazing I really appreciate the support hey beautiful news that's very nice play Creedence what kind of thing great article

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1 year ago

Let's just say that I only know of kebabs and shawarmas because they have somehow conquered in East Africa where I am from. The rest I got to try out when my time to take selfies with pyramids gets here!

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Glad to know you are from East Africa. Which country are you from ? Anyways thanks for your valuable comment

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Thoe dishes are looking really amazing. Do you test anyone of them? I wish I can go there and test those foods!

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Yeah, I have tasted Kaushari, it's really delicious and yummy.

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Wow! That's good

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