Considered the cradle of African civilization, Egypt not only has cultural features but the cuisine of this land is equally attractive. Let’s taste the delicious Egyptian cuisine that makes it hard for visitors to refuse!
The special thing in Egyptian culinary culture
The magical Nile has endowed the Egyptians with countless minerals, notably a rich, fresh food source grown on the rich alluvial land. The Egyptian people were very skillful when combining simple vegetables with spices to produce delicious specialties that are hard to resist!
Possessing a special geographical location, located between Africa and Asia, Egypt has taken advantage of this advantage to introduce and promote its cuisine to neighboring countries. Besides, at the same time, Egypt also took advantage of this advantage to receive the most unique and delicate things of neighboring countries. Because of that, the cuisine of Egypt is partly originated from Turkey, the rest is influenced by many other countries such as Iran, Greece, England, … It is thanks to that exchange and succession. Egyptian culinary delicacies have many angles, many colors, many flavors to attract and attract visitors from all directions.
Koshari – the most famous vegetarian dish of Egypt
Kushari is considered to be an Egyptian culinary delicacy and is also the origin of the vegetarian culture. It includes pasta, rice, lentils, caramelized onions, garlic and chickpeas.
For over 100 years, Koshari has become the most popular lunch dish in most popular eateries to high-end restaurants in the country of the Pyramid. But the interesting thing is the origin of the Kushari: They are not from Egypt but from England.
Back in history, British troops brought the Koshari to the country in the 19th century. They used imported pasta from Italy, tomatoes from Latin America and rice from Asia and mixed them together. Koshari was born from the British idea on Egyptian soil and originated in vegetarian culture.
Today, Koshari is made with other ingredients such as rice, lentils, green beans, caramelized onion and garlic tomato sauce. According to residents, Koshari is a way for families to make use of leftovers. Besides, this is also a dish containing many nutrients and especially good for sleep, helping to sleep better and deeper.
This delicious dish of Egyptian cuisine has a cooking method that is quite similar to Korean mixed rice. To have a full meal, you just need to cook the ingredients and mix well. Just 1 USD, you can enjoy a medium-sized and delicious Koshari.
Konafah – an attractive fried dish combined with vegetables and fruits
This is an easy and interesting fried dish not only of Egyptians but also of Middle Eastern countries. Determining which country is the origin of the dish is impossible because it has been around for so long. After being boiled, the noodles will be molded. After that, they will be fried to make them crispy. The filling of the cake is minced meat or chicken with vegetables and fruits. Once done, this Egyptian culinary delicacy is sprinkled on top with an heirloom sauce to enhance palatability.
Unique soups in Egypt
Mulukhiyah soup is a type of soup made from the leaves of the jute plant. In Egypt, Mulukhiya is cooked by chopping the leaves with garlic, cilantro and cooking it with animal meats such as chicken, beef or rabbit, and served with Egyptian bread or rice.
This colocasia soup is usually cooked by peeling taro roots, then cooked in a broth added with lemon juice, garlic and coriander. Once cooked, the potatoes are crushed and turned into a snack with Egyptian bread.
The ingredients of this Egyptian culinary delicacy include pasta, cooked rice with beans, garlic bulbs, onions, tomatoes and typical seeds and herbs … Some places can use more More spices like butter, ketchup, tahini, fried or boiled eggs and pastrami. All are cooked together and then olive oil is added, then left overnight and the next morning. You can enjoy Ful Medames everywhere, and this dish is also exported to many Middle Eastern countries such as Syria, Lebanon and Sudan. The healthy Ful medames, especially the digestive system, is often eaten by Egyptians for breakfast.