5 strange dishes you might want to try in Egypt

Sometimes, we come across strangely named dishes that might or might not have unusual ingredients. Whether you’re curious enough to try those items or not, it is definitely one way for those restaurants to stand out from the crowd.

That's a way to stand out!

That’s a way to stand out!

Below are some of the strange items we came across:

Caviar Sandwich from Baladi

Caviar is a delicacy with a huge and meticulous fanbase. When we mention Caviar, the first image that pops to head is this:


And when we say “Caviar Sandwich”, you’d probably think about this:

However, Baladi managed to add the Egyptian touch to the delicious delicacy and came up with this special sandwich:


Cheese Burger Pizza from Roma Pizza To Go

This is what you’d usually expect when you hear or see the words “Burger Pizza”:

burger pizza

The reality is different, though. It’s just a regular pizza with everyone’s favorite topping: Cheese Burger. Thank you, Roma Pizza To Go!


Black Forest Pie from Majesty

You would expect a typical chocolate cake with delicious cherries and cream in the shape of a pie but we all know that in Egypt, a pie is typically made of pastry and is usually called Feteer.

The Black Forest Pie from Majesty is a twist to the popular Feteer Meshaltet which is usually either served sweet with sugar, custard/cream & nuts (and/or coconut) or savory with cheese and vegetables if you’re being extra wild. With extra cherries, pineapple, peach, apple, kiwi, bananas, chocolate, cream and raisins; The Black Forest Pie is surely unique and promises a delicious experience to those who try it.


The extra additions gave Feteer lovers their Feteer Utopia and there’s practically hundreds of ways to enjoy Feteer, sweet or savory.

Warm Apple Crisp Pizza from Crust

Another twist to Pizza and it sounds extremely delicious. Topped with apples and caramelized cinnamon, it surely is one item that you wouldn’t want to miss courtesy of Crust. We’ve tried it and we highly recommend it if you’re a fan with freshly baked Pizza and mouthwatering apple. (Pro tip: you can also add extra ice cream to it)


Shaburger Sandwich from Shawerma El Reem

We all love Shawerma. But have you tried a Shawerma Burger?

The recipe is simple: Shawerma spiced burger patty. Shawerma El Reem didn’t just stuff the Shawerma in a bun (another item available on their menu), they also came up with a delicious burger with shawerma spices. All for the love of Shawerma!


BONUS: Just Hawawshi

There’s nothing weird about Hawawshi but we wanted to add Just Hawawshi to the list since they mainly serve Hawawshi. Just Hawawshi 🙂


The evolution of Egyptian cuisine in Egypt

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Egypt has been known for it’s mouthwatering specialties such as Koshary, Molokheya, Mousaka, Hawawshi, Mombar, Stuffed Pigeon, chicken and beef liver, Fitir, Foul, Fatta, and many more. Throughout the history of Egypt, some of those dishes were food of the people; as ancient as the pyramids and the primary reason why those pyramids are still standing. The food was simple, cheap and high in protein derived mainly from legumes. That being said, Egyptian cuisine at its simplest form is very convenient for vegetarians since it mostly consists of vegetables and legumes. Seafood is also a specialty in Egypt when we move closer towards the Mediterranean.

Enjoying a delicious gathering by the Pyramids.

Enjoying a delicious gathering by the Pyramids.

Egypt's #1 delicacy: Foul.

Egypt’s #1 delicacy: Foul. Breakfast of the poor and the rich, full of protein and extremely yummy for the tummy!

Laila Taher, a famous Egyptian actress enjoying her Foul dish

Laila Taher, a famous Egyptian actress enjoying her Foul dish

Anyone who’s tried Egyptian food knows that it’s not easy to ignore the urge of having a Foul sandwich or a Koshary dish every now and then. For those who are blessed with an Egyptian mother, it is easier said than done since it is practically available on demand thanks to Mom’s loving nature. But for those of us who live on their own, you technically cannot make your own Molokheya the traditional Egyptian way (at least without intensive training and rigorous practice!)

The breakthrough came when Andrea started serving some of the popular Egyptian appetizers such as Mombar, Hawawshi, Liver dishes, and many more; gaining popular demand and constant approval. Andrea which delivers to Maadi and El RehabEl Tagammoa El Awal,El Tagammoa El KhamesHeliopolis, and Nasr City also serves a variety of Egyptian grills that has surely placed it among the top Egyptian restaurants.


Abou Shakra is one of those restaurants who also revolutionized the way to Egyptian food and made it available to those who crave it by serving Egyptian grills and appetizers. Some of those are the Freek stuffed Pigeon, Duck and Chicken; dishes that are very popular among Egyptian people and that are extremely intricate to perfect.

Abou Shakra appetizers

Arabiata Al-Shabrawy didn’t spare us any of it’s generosity throughout the years as well. If you wanted to enjoy an authentic Egyptian breakfast, this is where you’d head. Serving Fava beans (Foul), Falafel and several famous Egyptian breakfast dishes, it definitely provided many hard workers with the kick start they needed for a long and tiring day.

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Stepping it up a notch

The demand on Egyptian main dishes was high enough for the owners of Abou El Sid to invest in a restaurant that serves quality homemade Egyptian food. In 2000, Abou El Sid opened its first branch in Zamalek, catering to a wide audience of hungry Egyptians and foreigners alike. A visit to Abou El Sid is surely a delight as you went back in time and enjoyed the true essence of Egypt. 14 years later, Abou El Sid delivers in Cairo & Alexandria making their delicious menu items available to all their lovers and fans.

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Cairo Kitchen is also putting a modern twist to Egyptian cuisine yet still maintaining the its authentic taste. The result was absolutely mouthwatering and Cairo Kitchen is now considered one of the top Egyptian restaurants thanks to its delicious dishes and authentic feel and taste not to mention, its affordable prices.

Molokheya Mousaka

Whether you’re looking for the feel or the taste of Egyptian food, the evolution of Egyptian cuisine throughout the past 15 years has made it easier for anyone to enjoy both with ease. The prices range but the conclusion will always remain the same: Egyptian cuisine is a unique cuisine that has many fans who surely know that a huge part of Egypt lies in its delicious recipes.

egyptian breakfast

You can find more restaurants delivering your favorite Egyptian dishes on our website. Order your food online, sit back while they prepare it for you and enjoy the taste of Egypt through Otlob.com