May 16, 2019 May 16, 2019 Admin Interesting
Not every Egypt fan can get to know the true Egyptian cuisine by having local friends who invite him to eat.
So on your next Egypt vacation, even if you have booked ALL-inclusive, go out for a meal abroad, otherwise you really missed some of the culture of Egypt.
The history of Egyptian cuisine has an old tradition
And a great option: on the day trips or excursion packages, take the chance to try the Egyptian dishes on offer. Once tried, you will surely like to use recipes from Egyptian dishes to cook one or another meal at home.
The food culture of the Egyptians could be reconstructed by finds in old graves. Back then, bread, onions, beer, fish, poultry, game and beef were part of the nutritional program.
Egyptian cuisine was shaped by the Ottoman occupation 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, which is due to the high prices of fish and meat products. However, the revolution of fast food food does not stop in Egypt. French pizza pasta is now on the menu too.
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 taking various meals in a country-specific restaurant.
We list some traditional Egyptian dishes that you must try.
How about an Egyptian breakfast?
The Egyptian breakfast includes foul.
For this, dried broad beans are soaked and slowly cooked on low heat in bulbous cauldrons before being served in various ways. With flatbread, of course. However, the effort is great and takes a lot of time, so most Egyptians buy fouls on the street foul and season them at home as they please. Or you can create a store of canned food at home, which also serves as a basis for being individually created with peppers, onions and spices. For example Foul Alexandria with Tahina and parsley.
Another part of the Egyptian breakfast is falafel (taameya), which are also served at other times of the day.
These are vegan patties made from 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 dish, consists of a mix of small macaroni, rice, lentils, chickpeas, roasted onions and a tomato sauce (if you like it spicier with a hot pepper sauce), a vinegar mixture and garlic sauce. Kosheri is also offered in street sales and is an inexpensive dish that is very filling.
A really old Egyptian dish. These are cabbage rolls filled with seasoned rice and minced 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 that the housewife is serving and you will be astonished to see that at first glance this large amount (guaranteed with your help :-)) is quickly running out.
Molokhia is made from very finely chopped leaves of "long-capsule jute" (similar to our spinach). To make (not cook but slowly simmer) a broth of mostly poultry, which is also on the menu (garlic :-)), is not forgotten ). Molokhia, like a thick soup, is eaten with bread or served with rice.
In Egypt, Fattah is a traditional banquet. 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 poured with a special tomato-seasoning sauce, which gives the dish its character.
Finally, something sweet: a recipe.
- 250 g of Kunafa threads
- 100 g hazelnuts, pistachios, almonds or peanuts
- 150 g melted butter
- sugar syrup
Wrap a strand of approximately 30 cm Kunafa threads around the thumb and place in a buttered form. Pour nuts or pistachios into the opening.
Pour the melted butter through a sieve over the filled nests.
Bake in the oven at 200 ° C for about 20-30 minutes until golden.
Then pour the cold syrup evenly through a sieve onto the nests. Drain excess syrup.
We hope that you will enjoy our “Food in Egypt” tastings and prepare an event for your friends at home, some of whom will remember the taste of your vacation with Albaraa tours, for example: “Hurghada Food in Egypt” , Or: “A culinary journey through Egypt.
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