For centuries, Egypt has fascinated the world with its culture, history and heritage. But did you know that the country also offers some very tasty and generous cuisine?
Here are 10 traditional Egyptian dishes we have selected to get better acquainted with the local gastronomy.
10 TRADITIONAL EGYPTIAN DISHES
Many Egyptian dishes are common to all of North Africa such as hummus, taboulé, babaganoush or tahini. But others, less known, are also well worth tasting.
1 – DOLMA
One of the best-known Egyptian dishes is dolma, stuffed vine leaves, which are similar to those found in Greece.
2 – FOUL MOUDAMMAS
The moudammas is a national dish often enjoyed for breakfast. Boiled dried beans are served hot with oil and lemon.
3 – BAMIAH
This dish of okra cooked in tomato sauce is commonly found throughout Egypt.
4 – KOCHARI
Kochari is a mixture of macaroni, fried onions, brown lentils and tomato sauce – a very popular Egyptian dish.
5 – MOULOUKHIYYA
Also very common in Egypt, Mouloukhiyya is a thick soup of herbs and garlic, served with rice.
6 – TAÂMEYA
Another Egyptian dish par excellence: taâmeya, or fried dumplings served with mashed beans.
7 – COUSSA
The coussa are stuffed zucchini Egyptian style.
8 – ATAIEF
After enjoying all those savoury Egyptian dishes, it’s time for dessert! Discover delicious ataief, a dough stuffed with walnuts, fried and dipped in syrup.
9 – MAHALLABEYA
Want to try another gourmet dessert? Discover the delights of Mahallabeya, a rice pudding with pistachio and rose water!
10 – OM’ALI
Let’s end this selection of Egyptian dishes in style, with om’Ali, a puff pastry with raisins, almonds and hot milk.