Egyptian cuisine dates back thousands of years. The unique food culture of Egypt has been influenced over the years by their neighbours from the Middle East - Persia, Greece, Turkey, and Lebanon, to name a few. Rice, bread, grains, and beans remain a staple part of the Egyptian diet, as well as an abundance of fruits and vegetables produced by the fertile Nile Valley and Delta.
Egypt's most popular dishes:
Aish - traditional pocket bread, made from wheat flour, salt and water.
Ful Medames - mashed fava beans, cooked with garlic, lemon, parsley and olive oil. Typically eaten with fresh pita bread and some pickled veg.
Koshari - a dish of rice, lentils, chickepeas, and macaroni in a spicy tomato sauce and topped off with fried onions.
Kofta - spiced meatballs, most often served on a skewer.
Molokhia - dark green vegetable, also known as jute leaves, most readily available frozen. It has a slightly slimy texture similar to okra and is traditionally cooked with onions, garlic, spices and stock.
If you are looking to try out a delicious Egyption recipe, try the one below for Koshari!