Affectionately known as Egypt’s national dish, Kushari is a unique concoction many travelers (including us) will eat on our first Cairo visit.
Typically eaten in the morning, Ful Medames is a savory fava bean stew with ingredients like parsley, lemon juice, cumin, garlic, onion and chili pepper.
Chefs typically stuff seasoned rice into grape leaves and then cook them in a savory tomato sauce. Mahshi is a catch-all phrase for the Egyptian dish.
Without a doubt, these herbaceous balls of deep-fried chickpeas and fava beans are popular with both vegetarians and meat lovers alike.
People in Cairo claim Shawarma, the Egyptian version of marinated meat cooked slowly on a spit, as their own.