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Egyptian Food: 10 Must Know Dishes

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

 

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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

 

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Kochari is a mixture of macaroni, fried onions, brown lentils and tomato sauce - a very popular Egyptian dish.

5 - MOULOUKHIYYA

 

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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

 

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The coussa are stuffed zucchini Egyptian style.

8 - ATAIEF

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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