7 Egyptian dishes you should try

Not every Egyptian fan gets to know the true Egyptian cuisine by having local friends who invite him to dinner.

So on the next holiday in Egypt, even if you have booked all-inclusive, go out and eat the Egyptian food, otherwise, you have really missed something of the culture of Egypt.

Egypt food history has an old tradition

And a great option: on day trips or excursion packages take the chance to try the offer of the Egyptian dishes. Once tasted, you’re sure to like using recipes from Egyptian dishes to cook up a meal or two at home.

The eating culture of the Egyptians could be reconstructed by finds in ancient tombs. At that time, bread, onions, beer, fish, poultry, game, and beef were part of the nutrition program.

The Egyptian food recipes were influenced by the Ottomans between 1517 and 1798. The Turkish influence was supplemented by the Lebanese, Palestinian, Greek and Syrian cuisine.

To date, legumes and vegetables are strong, but meat and fish are less represented due to the high prices of fish and meat products. However, in the meantime, the fast food revolution is not stopping in Egypt. Pommes Pizza Pasta takes part in the food in Egypt.

It is not easy to find traditional restaurants in Egypt. However, some hotels now offer Oriental evenings with traditional Egyptian food or offer the option of having their own meal in a traditional restaurant.

We will list some traditional food in Egypt that you must try.

Here are some examples of dishes from Egypt:

How about an Egypt food breakfast?


The Egyptian breakfast definitely contains foul. For this, dried broad beans are soaked and slowly cooked on low heat in bulbous pots to be served in different ways afterward. It`s served of course with flatbread. However, the effort is large and takes a lot of time, so that most Egyptians buy foul on the foul stand at street and spice it up at home. Or you can create a supply of canned food at home, which also serves as a basis for individual peppers, onions, and spices. For example, foul Alexandria with Tahini and parsley.


Further part of the Egyptian breakfast is Falafel (Taameya), which is also served at other times of the day.

These are vegan patties made of chickpeas; or in Egypt, where they are called Taameya and are made from the same beans as for foul (broad beans). They get their typical green color from fresh herbs and spring onions. “Foul and Taameya” belong together and are two typical Egyptian dishes.

Kosheri / Kusheri

Kosheri an Egyptian food menu consists of a mix of small macaroni, rice, lentils, chickpeas, roasted onions and a tomato sauce (who likes it crisper with a spicy hot pepper sauce) a vinegar mix and garlic sauce. Kosheri is also offered in street sales and is a low-priced dish, which has a strong filling.


Mashi is really one of the old food from Egypt. These are cabbage rolls filled with seasoned rice and ground beef. Every Egyptian loves this dish, which takes a lot of time to prepare, but is definitely worth it. When visiting an Egyptian family you will be amazed at the “huge mountain” of small rolls which the housewife dishes up and finds with astonishment that at first glance large amount (guaranteed with your help :-))) is running out.


 Molokhia is made from very finely chopped leaves of the “long-capsule jute” (similar to the spinach) For the preparation (not cooking but slow simmering) is a broth of mostly poultry which is also on the meal plan is used (garlic :-)) not to forget). Molokhia likes a thick soup, is eaten with bread or served with rice.


In Egypt, Fattah is a traditional feast meal. It consists of meat cubes, rice, and toasted pita bread. The cooked pieces of meat are alternately layered with the finished rice and the roasted pita bread pieces in a mold and doused with a special tomato-spicy sauce, which gives the dish its character.


Finally, something sweet: to a recipe from an Egypt food names quality.


  • 250 g Kunafa threads
  • 100 g hazelnuts, pistachios, almonds or peanuts
  • 150 g of melted butter
  • Sugar syrup


Wrap one strand of about 30 cm Kunafa threads around the thumb and place in a buttered shape. Add nuts or pistachios to the opening.

Pour the melted butter through a sieve over the stuffed nests.

Bake at 200 ° C in the oven for about 20-30 minutes until golden brown.

Then pour the cold syrup evenly through a sieve on the nests. Drain excess syrup.


We hope that you will enjoy with our samples of “Food in Egypt”, and prepare for your friends one event at home, with some remembering from the taste of your vacation with Albaraa tours for example: “Hurghada food of Egypt”. Or: “A Culinary Journey through Egypt


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