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Egyptian food is known for its legumes, vegetables, and fruits, which come from the rich Nile Valley and Delta. There are some similarities between Egyptian food and the food of the eastern Mediterranean regions. Some tourists come to Egypt especially to try some of the Egyptian food. Here is a list of Egypt’s most popular food, how to prepare it, and its ingredients. Here are the top 20 delicious Egyptian food to experience during your vacation in Egypt:

1. Ful wa Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)

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It is the most common traditional meal between Egyptian foods which the majority of tourists come to try. A suitable breakfast meal consists of fava beans, which are well prepared with tomatoes, a bunch of garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Ta’meya consists of 250g dried split fava beans, covered in cold water and soaked overnight, garlic, chopped onions, chopped parsley, some sesame seeds, salt & pepper, and oil. To have your perfect breakfast mean, you have to order a dish of fava beans in addition to some Ta’meyas, yummy.

2. Kushari

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Kushari is a national traditional Egyptian food that consists of many ingredients including olive oil, a small onion, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 diced tomatoes, vinegar, ginger, Pasta, spaghetti, Fried Onion, onions, cooked chickpeas, and cooked white rice.

3. Fatta

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It is a combination of bread, meat, and rice. Egyptians have special occasions for Fatta including Aqeeqa while celebrating a new baby, and Eid El-Adha.

4. Feseekh

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It is fermented salted and dried gray mullet of the genus Mugil. It is mainly eaten in Sham El-Naseem festival in Egypt with bread, lemon, and onions.

5. Hawawshi

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It is a traditional Sandwich of Egyptian food with minced meat spiced with black & green pepper, sliced onions, salt, parsley, and chives.

6. Messa’a

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It is an Egyptian Eggplant lunch platter with a combination of eggplant, garlic, onions, oil, salt & pepper. It is a traditional Egyptian meal that can be eaten hot and cold with a traditional Baba ghanog plate.

7. Shakshuka

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It is a breakfast type of Egyptian food that is mainly prepared with eggs with mashed garlic, slices of onions, tomatoes, and Egyptian spices including pepper, chilies, and salt. A healthy meal includes all of what you need, which you can eat with only bread and feta cheese and some lettuce.

8. Aish Baladi

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This is the main Egyptian bread that can be eaten with all types of Egyptian food through and a meal that makes you feel that you are so replete. It dates back to Gamal Abd El-Nasser era. Common bread includes Bataw – Eish Baladi- Eish fino -Eish Merahrah- Eish Shamsi – Feteer Meshaltet.

9. Mahshi (Dolma)

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It is a family of stuffed vegetable dishes including tomato, pepper, onion, eggplant, and zucchini. Warak Enab Grape Leaves also represent delicious dolma with lemon sauce and chicken or meat.

10. Torly

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It is a fanciful meal that consists of a combination of different vegetables including tomatoes, onions, carrots, potatoes, and bean. It is a suitable meal to be eaten in winter as it makes you feel warm.

11. Bamia

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It is a Middle Eastern stew that includes tomato sauce, onion, garlic, cilantro (coriander), vegetable oil, cardamom, salt, and pepper. It can be eaten on the same day or on the following day of preparing it, as it tastes much better then.

12. Macaroni Béchamel

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This meal is a modern Egyptian food that consists of baked pasta with ground lamb and béchamel sauce. It is made of a layer of pine pasta, mashed onions with meat, another layer of pasta, and finally béchamel sauce.

13. Hamam Mahshi

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Royal Egyptian stuffed Pigeon with rice or green wheat. The pigeon is first boiled and then toasted or grilled. It is a very delicious meal.

14. Kebda Iskandarani

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Kebda Iskandarani is one of the delicious Egyptian food, it consists of small pieces of liver and stir-fried with garlic and hot green pepper. It is served in sandwiches with delicious Tahini dip.

15. Shawerma

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It is an Egyptian sandwich of shredded beef, lamb or chicken meat. Tahini salad with slices of onion, pep.

16. Hummus Dip

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It is a well-known Levantine dip. It includes cooked, mashed chickpeas or other beans, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and garlic. It usually fits all types of meals especially fish.

17. Sambosa (Samosa)

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It is a fried or baked dish with a savory filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, or peas. Its size varies and it has a triangle shape. Sambosa can be eaten as a snack or as an appetizer with chicken or meat filling.

18. Yogurt Cucumber Dip (Salatet Zabadi)

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This appetizer can be eaten with every meal and it is served with toasted or fried pita bread triangles, a side dish to cool down any spicy meal or with grilled meats. It consists of yogurt, chopped mint, salt & pepper, tahini, and crushed garlic.

19. Feta Cheese & Green Fava Beans

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A delicious snack that can be eaten at breakfast or as a light appetizer with other tasty meals. It is a combination of feta cheese with green beans, pepper, salt, olive oil, and some drill & parsley.

2. Marinated Olives

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A delicious appetizer that fits every of Egyptian food as it gives a delicious taste as a side dish especially if your meal isn’t salty enough.

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What Should I Wear While Being in Egypt?

You should wear whatever you want. It is advised to wear something light from cotton or linen, comfortable and put on sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the sandy terrain.

What to Pack for Your Egypt Tour?

You should bring a brimmed hat and sunglasses if you not used to the Egyptian sun &pack everything you could ever need and put in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.

Are All Nile Cruises Available at Any Time?

Yes, it is available all years. as the Nile from Aswan to Luxor takes three to four days of sailing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the total cost of 600$ and the Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan take four to five days in Saturday, Monday and Thursday for the coast of 650$.

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Is it safe to travel to Egypt?

Yes, it is absolutely safe to travel to egypt, You will feel secure in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is very peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt and construct an entire environment dedicated for ensuring the lives of all tourists.

What are Egypt's Visa Requirements?

They are very simples, If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries(check the link), have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD entry fee in cash. As for the E-Visa for 30 days, you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could be one of the countries eligible for a free visa for 90 days.

What is the Weather is Like?

The temperature of Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c, Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 23 ¡ÆC in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 32 ¡ÆC in the summertime while the temperature is moderate all along the coasts.

What is the Best Time of Visit Egypt?

It is known the best time to travel to Egypt is in the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical, a warm atmosphere with a winter breeze. You will also be notified a week before your trip if the weather is unsafe or if any changes have been made.

Should I Give Tips in Egypt?

It is totally up to you, but if you choose to you can tip the servers at your restaurant 5-10% by handing it to them directly and 5 Egyptian Pounds as a general tip of anyone.

Can I Enter the Pyramids?

Yes, you can enter the pyramids for the small fee of 20$.

How to Enjoy Egypt During Ramadan?

Ramadan is a special time of year for Muslims that should be celebrated by non-Muslims and feel the essence of the Islamic culture. You can fast with the Muslim or just observe but you are always welcome to join the celebrations and festivals.

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