Saturday, April 10, 2010

What We Ate... In Egypt

Whenever we could we ditched the hotel buffet and ventured into town to try local specialties.

A staple street snack is ta'amiyya- the famous Egyptian falafel. The pita is stuffed with falafel and an array of salads. Tasty, but a little dry.

In Luxor we went out to dinner at the authentic Egyptian restaurant, Sofra. They offered a delicious variety of mezze and tasty local stews.
We ordered some of the delicious mezze- lentil salad, labane and tahini.
90 Mohamed Farid street
Al Manshiya, Luxor, Egypt
phone: +20 (95) 235 97 52

We were surprised to find fresh fruit juices offered almost everywhere in Egypt. We tried guava juice (yumm...) and karkadai -a juice made from dried hibiscus flowers- (yummier...)
We also stopped for furkish coffee and mint tea at a tea house in the Khan Al-Khalili, Cairo.

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