By RasmaSandra
93 days ago

Delicious and Different Egyptian Cuisine

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Egyptian cuisine offers food which is mostly grown or available in Egypt. The food here is a culinary adventure and a real taste treat. Egyptians in Egypt eat really well and nutritiously. Meat is mostly roasted or grilled, whole or ground and the main meat choices are chicken and lamb. There are a lot of cows but mostly they are used to help on the farms.

Meat served on skewers known as shish kabob style is very popular and served with tomato salad and greens, tahini sauce and pita bread. Here in Latvia, we have a similar way of making meat popular also in restaurants the meat on skewers here is called shashliks. The bread in Egypt is always whole wheat pita which is covered in coarse ground wheat and tastes great hot from the oven. It can be served with a sauce for dipping. tahini, hummus or babaganoush (mashed eggplant dish with olive oil and spices.

Salad in Egypt always includes tomatoes. A traditional kind of salad has chopped tomatoes, coriander, mint, small hot green peppers which are similar to jalapenos and onions, all coated with garlic oil. Other vegetables which are included in this cuisine are beans mostly fava and chickpeas. These kinds of beans are usually eaten stewed even for breakfast. They are ground into a paste for making hummus and tahini with lots of garlic included. Egyptians also use mashed eggplant in their moussaka along with a mild white cheese. In other dishes, you’ll find potatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, and okra which are often stewed along with tomatoes and garlic Rice can be found served for breakfast as well mixing short basmati rice with the longer brown rice.

A special kind of delicacy is grilled pigeons and you can have fish from the Red Sea like tuna and perch which are served fried but not oily. Egyptian pasta dishes are a tasty treat combining ingredients such as macaroni with white rice and lentils.

You can find many different spices in Egyptian bazaars such as yellow saffron and a variety of curries. The food is always full of spice but not spicy. In restaurants, you’ll find salt and cumin of the table. There are not many tasty desserts to fine usually dates, figs and nuts filled in an unsweetened dough. It is far better to eat fresh figs, dates, oranges, and pomegranates. You can find juice bars on the streets and freshly squeezed orange juice which comes sweetened with cut sugar cane.

Since Egypt is a Muslim country there is no alcohol and if it can be brought by tourists it is very expensive. However, you can have a local beer known as Stella which is mild but doesn’t have a heavy beer taste and is sold in very large bottles so you can quench your thirst in the hot desert climate.

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Justin Good very good
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soncee Yummy i like this
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Somebody97 Wooow
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