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The 10 Most Famous Food in Egypt

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They say that the taste of food has an artistic sense that many people do not enjoy, and that is why each country offers a special dish that is similar to it, so that it has a different taste.

Each country is distinguished by the forms and types of foods that it provides at its table daily, which is the type of food that visitors to these countries search for, so that they taste the types of food that are specific to each country and that distinguish it from others.

Egypt is one of the countries most famous for food and it is always said that the Egyptians are a noble people who love artistic work in making new foods and innovating, and each of them has an origin and meaning, and you may discover that some of these foods are not Egyptian, but the Egyptians had their distinctive addition.
Among the most famous Egyptian cuisine:

1)Fava Beans

Beans are known as a meal that has been around since the days of the Pharaohs, but over time updates began to enter it, and add vegetables, parsley and onions to it.

Fava Beans

Fava Beans

2) The mushroom pastry

Egyptian agricultural eaters spread in the Egyptian countryside, and it is one of the oldest types of unleavened bread in history, where the ancient Egyptians made a sacrifice to the gods in the temples, and they put it with the deceased in the tombs was called the fatty (applied) pie, and with the passage of days the paralyzed pie became part of the Egyptian culture inherited by generations And it was presented to the guests as an expression of hospitality, the work of the unleavened bread moved from Upper Egypt to the delta, and it was presented on holidays, events, and weddings, and it has great social importance because the women in the countryside prepare it, and dedicate it to their relatives and guests.

 The mushroom pastry

The mushroom pastry

3) Molokhia

It became part of the Egyptian heritage, and it was cultivated on the banks of the Nile, but the reason for its name is, according to one of the accounts, the name of the mallow is due to the ruling authority’s desire to deprive the people of eating molokhia after a doctor advised her to treat him from stomach pain, and as soon as he recovered from the pain he wanted to He ate it alone, so the Egyptians were prevented from eating it, and the meal was restricted to the king. From here the meal got the name "Kingship" and underwent slight changes in the name over time.

Molokhia

Molokhia

4) falafel

Among the most famous authentic Egyptian food, and there are several categories about its origins, it is believed that the Egyptian Copts created it as a food that they eat during fasting days as an alternative to meat, and there are those who say that it is a pharaonic food, it is made up of several words "Fa no Phil" and it means the same broad bean, It is a main dish in the Egyptian breakfast.

Falafel

Falafel

5) Koshari and its Egyptian frying

Of the authentic Egyptian folk food, and it consists of rice, pasta, lentils, onions, tomato sauce and frying, and the beginning of the emergence of the Koshari eaters comes after what Ibn Battuta mentioned in his book, “A Masterpiece of View in the Strange Things and the Wonders of Travel”, in the description of India he said about it “They cook barley with rice, eat it with ghee, and call it gourmery, and they break their fast every day.” Thus, koshari is of Indian origin and moved to Egypt through trade with India, but Egyptian koshari is the most famous of all time in the whole world thanks to frying, sauce and distinctive accuracy.

There is another saying that Koshari is an Egyptian food, as stated in the book “Jebtana, the books of the Egyptian Genesis”, which contains the religious texts of ancient Egypt, and the origin of the word “Kashir” and its meaning is the food of the gods, and the Jews use it in the sense of halal food, which is an ancient Egyptian word, not Hebrew, and the word Koshari It is derived from Sanskrit and means rice with other things.

Koshari

Koshari

6) Al -Basara

Soup has been known since the Pharaonic times, and its ancient name was "bisuru" and its meaning is cooked beans. The dish consists of parsley, dill and beans as well as onions, peppers and coriander, and cooks the meal and turns its color to green, which spreads upside and persist in eating it.

Al - Basara

Al - Basara

7) Stuffed

Al-Mahshi is not from the Egyptian cuisine as you think, but it entered Egypt during the Ottoman rule, as it is a Turkish food, but the Egyptians added to it the additions in the mixture until it became more famous that it is from the Egyptian food and the Egyptian table is not without it

Stuffed

Stuffed

8) Knows

The meal is one of the most famous Egyptian dishes, and popular restaurants in Cairo are famous for it. It is also one of the hearty meals and is known for its ability to give physical energy to the body, which is the feet of buffalo and cows and is famous for the Bedouins of Sinai in the future.

Its time dates back to the era of the Ottomans, as it bears that name in Egypt only, so that the way to prepare it differs from the rest of the Arab countries

Knows

Knows

9-Umm Ali

Authentic Egyptian sweets, which are dough chips, milk, and nuts. The story of Umm Ali’s dish dates back to the wife of Izz al-Din Aybak, the first of the Mamluk sultans after the Ayyubids, who is the husband of the Tree of Al-Dor, whom he married because the Mamluk Levant refused to be ruled by a woman, and after Izz al-Din Aybak married to “Umm Ali” Al-Durr’s tree got angry and took revenge on him, so her mother or Ali arranged a plot against her, and killed her, then installed her son Ali bin Izz al-Din Aibak as a sultan. On this occasion, his mother ordered mixing all the flour with sugar and nuts, to the last ingredients or Ali, and present them to people, With this bloody vengeance ceremony, this famous dish entered the Egyptian cuisine, and from it to the Arab world in general

Um Ali

Um Ali

10 - six eyelashes

Famous sweets in Syria and Iraq moved to Egypt and the Egyptians loved them and mastered their work, and its name dates back to the days of Berber Agha, the ruler of Tripoli. He held a grand dinner party that evening invited to the dignitaries of the city and presented on the table a new type of dessert in the form of "Zand" and one of the wise was invited to This party, which included a large number of women, suggested to the ruler that it be called sweets as the six zenud, and then it was called "the eyelashes of the six."

 six eyelashes

six eyelashes

Comments

MEDIA STAR (author) from Egypt on June 21, 2020:

Have you ever come to Egypt? And which foods did you try in Egypt?

peachy from Home Sweet Home on June 21, 2020:

SOme of the food looked tasty while others looked kind of weird giving negative thoughts about it. ANyway, thanks for the recommendation