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Egypt's most popular street food is a veritable carb-fest consisting of rice, macaroni, lentils and chickpeas with tomato-vinegar sauce, and trying it is one of the most essential things to do in Cairo. Garnish with a little hot sauce and optional crispy onion.
Question: What do you get if you take some minced beef and onions, stuff them inside a pita then bake until done? Answer: Hawawshi, your new favourite street food.
The Pharaohs were fond of a pigeon, and this roasted dish of pigeon stuffed with cracked wheat and herbs is still an Egyptian delicacy to this day.
This Egyptian breakfast staple consists of simmered fava beans with oil, lemon juice and garlic, often served with sliced hardboiled egg.
This Ancient Egyptian dish is a slightly bitter green soup made from minced jute leaves, cooked with corriander and garlic then served over rice with chicken or rabbit. It's one of Egypt's national dishes, so it should feature on any good Egypt travel 2016 itinerary.