7 Egyptian Food Favorites

Read on to find out the Egyptian food favorites that we can’t wait to eat when we visit Cairo.

Beyond the food itself, we’ll experience a different culinary culture. We’ll shop at local markets, eat street food and dine with locals.

Our aforementioned taste buds are salivating at the prospects. Once we finalize timing and logistics, these are the Egyptian foods we want to try the most:



Affectionately known as Egypt’s national dish, Kushari is a unique concoction many travelers (including us) will eat on our first Cairo visit.

Ful Medames

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.


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