Egyptian Cuisine – 4 More Delicious Dishes
The world of Egyptian cuisine is a vast one indeed, there’s so much to see, so much to eat, but as the saying goes, “slow and steady wins the race”. We already covered a small part of delicious food you can find in Egypt and now let’s take a look at a few more tasty meals.
A must-try savoury street food, hawawshi is a type of turnover pastry dish filled with minced lamb or beef and marinated with pepper, parsley, chilli, and onions. It, similar to the Middle Eastern lahmacun, is an Egyptian cuisine made of two round pieces of dough pressed together around a filling and baked until golden brown. It is a popular street food in Alexandria and Cairo so if you happen to visit those places, make sure you get a plate of this scrumptious pastry.
Sayadeya is a baked fish dish served exclusively in coastal cities such as Alexandria, Port Said, and Suez. It is made using a white fish fillet, generally, bluefish, bass, or lionfish, seasoned with parsley, cumin, and spices and then slowly baked in an earthenware pot with onion and a light tomato sauce, allowing the flavours to infuse themselves in the fillet. After cooking, the fish is served whole alongside yellow rice and eish baladi bread. It’s an ideal dish for you to savour when having lunch near the Meditteranean coast.
This is a soup made from mallow leaves, and it is one of the Egyptians’ favourite dishes. It has a thick, viscous texture and is green in colour so be prepared to struggle a bit if it’s your first try. It’s a great dish but definitely more of an acquired taste and is also often eaten alongside rabbit or lamb meat.
Feteer is a light, flaky bread with multiple layers that is made from dough spread paper-thin and folded several times, and is a traditional dish in Egypt. It can be filled with cheese or minced meat, or it can be served plain, brushed with ghee or dusted with icing sugar. It’s quite the flavourful dessert, one that is sure to leave you sweetly satisfied.