Tag Archive for: Egyptian Cuisine

Egypt – Bissara

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Africa means food, travel, jungle, loneliness, and adventure. Bissara is a food which consists of beans and looks like mashed potatoes. It is actually a National dish of North Africa and consists of beans-type ingredients like peas. Moroccan food is broadly Mediterranean food. Morocco is home to mainly Tajiks and Pastels, a true symbol of Moroccan cuisine.

Levant, Egypt – Ful Medames With Challah

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Ful medames is the Levantine salad made up of fava beans and raw vegetables. Ful medames is eaten in Arabic countries, Asia, Middle Eastern, and North African. This salad is the most ancient dish of Egyptian cuisine. There are many varieties of the dish around the world.

Egypt – Knafeh

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Knafeh is an traditional Middle Eastern dessert and an delight of Egypt. It is one of the best desserts which you can eat in Egypt and also it is very popular in Levant. In other countries this dish is the same but its name is different. Like in Greece it is called kataifi and in Turkey it is called kadayif. It is said that in Fatimid Egypt the doctors prescribed this dish to Caliphates to satisfy their hunger during Ramadan. It was not until the 13th century something quite like this dish appeared as in the book Kitab al tabikh fi-l-Maghrib a dish like kunafa appeared.

Egypt – Baba Ghanoush

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Baba ghanoush is the very special dish of EGGPLANT. Levantine food is a cuisine of LEVANT, belongs to a large area of the eastern Mediterranean. Baba Ghanoush is the Arabic word. The word "BABA" has the meaning of "FATHER" and the word "GHANOUSH" is the name of a person. The actual meanings are "pampered papa" or "coy daddy". This dish is originated from Lebanese cuisine.

Egypt – Bamia

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Bamia is actually one of the best appetizers of Egyptian food. It is called a stew of OKRA. BAMIA is the Arabic word of OKRA and, Okra is called "LADIE'S FINGER" because its looks like this. Gombo is also called Okra. Bamia is made in two different ways, you can make it in a dry form or in a curry form. Bamia is found in ANATOLIA and in GREECE.

Egypt – Masaa‚Äėa

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Masaa'a is one of the best and famous dishes of Egypt which is not only famous in Egypt but also in other countries. This dish is actually based on EGGPLANT. You can use different kinds of meat in your dish along with Eggplant but Eggplant is compulsory. This dish is originated from Middle East of Greece and Egypt, while eggplant is originated from India. There are different versions of this dish according to the country.

Egypt – Umm Ali

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Umm Ali is one of the most famous desserts of Egypt. In every country, this dish is famous not because of its name, just because of its taste as well. This is like a puff pastry which is made with pudding and cake. This dessert is started in the 12th century in EGYPT. The meaning of this dish is " Ali's Mother ". Actually, she was the wife of the Egyptian ruler.

Egypt – Fiteer Baladi

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Fiteer baladi is actually known as " BALADI BREAD ". It is like bread that you should try whenever you visit Egypt. It is an ancient form of bread in Egyptian culture. The Egyptians called it "life" and "luxury." It is a symbol of family love, hospitality, and friendship. Sharing bread is a sign of trust and relationship.

Egypt – Ful Medames

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Sulfur Midmas, also known as "Madmas Fools", is a popular vegan dish in the Middle East and Leviathan, but it is considered an Egyptian dish. Fil Medium is a popular Middle Eastern breakfast cooked with canned beans and cooked lentils and then mixed with glycerin, lemon, and olive oil soup. Many countries, especially some cities, have their own interpretations. This is the best street food I've ever seen.

Egypt – Chocolate Hummus

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Hummus is a spread, dip and basically a sauce which is originated in Egypt and spread all over the world especially Arab countries such as UAE and many more. A traditional hummus is made from chickpeas, paprika and garlic etc and eaten with pit bread as a dip. Mostly, hummus is considered as a part of Egyptian cuisine and also as it is originated in 13th century.