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The Top 55 Types of Egyptian Food

The Top 55 Types of Egyptian Food

The Types of Foods in Egypt are countless offering every traveler the chance to taste some delicious cuisine as old and classy as time itself. The food of Egypt will offer a deep look into the heart and soul of the Egyptian society culinary arts and the creative manner in which the Egyptians of all ages were able to create their famous cuisines. This article's main purpose is to showcase all the wonderful foods of Egypt so our clients every sweet bite of Egypt rich culinary arts. 

 Egypt is not only famous for its ancient monuments, culture, and resorts, but it is also famous for its fabulous food and other beautiful things. With every bite from our delicious cuisine, every traveler will get to travel back in time and space across 4000 years and witness all the culinary arts from all the corners of the globe combined into one dish served in front of you across all the countless restaurants of Egypt. Egypt has been blessed with the food of the gods which explains why Egypt can be found on the travel bucket list of travelers from all over the world, which are:

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 1. Kushari   كشري


 Kushari is a very delicious vegan dish from the legendary Egyptian culinary dating back to the early days of the Islamic era in Egypt. It consists of food consists of rice, lentils, onions, garlic, chickpeas, and tomato sauce. It has four sources of carbohydrates made it the most popular lunch item in Egypt.

The Koshari, is one of the most typical Egyptian dishes, so much so that there is a popular saying that says “It is very likely that all Egyptians have eaten kushary at least once in their lives”.Koshary is a mixture of rice, lentils, chickpeas, and noodles served with tomato sauce – enriched with lots of garlic – and browned onions.

Depending on taste, vinegar and/or hot tomato sauce can be added. The mixture of the ingredients sounds a bit strange, but it is very tasty and satiating because of the many carbohydrates.

 2. Ta’meya (Falafel)  طعمية أو فلافل 

 The most famous Egyptian fast food; they are the main fast food in the Egyptian breakfast. The ful (pronounced: fool) is made of fava beans. The ta’meya or The falafel is legendary street food with ancient Egyptian roots, known to be a vegan food made of crushed fava beans mixed with spices then deep-fried in the shape of a flat disc then served with tahini, Egyptian bread, and salad.

Falafel or Tamiya are delicious beans or chickpea croquettes very popular in all Arab countries, especially Egypt. They are very soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside so they are loved by all members of the family and very beneficial thanks to the mixture of vegetables they contain.

In Egypt, it is very typical to eat falafel with ful medames (Egyptian beans), green tea, and Baladi Aish.

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All Arab countries call this food Falafel, except Egypt where they call it by the name of Ta’meya (طعمية)

 3. Ful Medames (Egyptian Beans)   فول مدمس

Ful is by far the most famous food in Egypt, eaten during breakfast by everyone in Egypt on daily basis. It is a vegan dish that is a great source of nutrition and is believed to have been cooked in ancient Egypt. It is made of lava beans prepared with butter, olive & spicy oil, and lemon juice or paper, tomato sauce, parsley, and then added with garlic and onion plus some spices. 

Ful medames is one of the most typical Egyptian foods. It is a dish made mainly of beans and in Egypt, they are usually accompanied by faláfel, especially for breakfast. It is very healthy and beneficial food.

It is also very typical in Egypt, to crush the beans with a fork before eating.

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These Egyptian beans are very beneficial for our body, such as:

  • They help fight stress.
  • It reduces the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the blood, it is very useful for the heart and blood vessels.
  • Fight cancers, especially those that affect the mouth.
  • Helps to lower blood pressure in women, especially in menopause.
  • It prevents harmful substances from reaching the brain, enhancing the secretion of serotonin, which leads to a feeling of happiness.
  • Helps form red blood cells and maintain bone strength.
  • Strengthens the immune system and protects the body from many diseases.
  • The bean peel helps treat constipation.
  • Helps remove excess body pigments, especially melasma and freckles.

 4. Hawawshi (Egyptian Meat Pie) حواوشي

 Hawashi is a delicious dish made of spiced ground beef cooked in a whole loaf of bread, either in a rotisserie oven or baked in a regular oven then served with a tasty sauce and salad.
Marinated ground beef cooked in a whole loaf of bread either in a toaster or in a regular oven. It is one of the most famous Egyptian food, and you can find it almost in most Egyptian restaurants.

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 5. Shawerma شاورمة 

Shawerma is known to be not originally a native Egyptian dish, it became so due to Egypt being part of the Ottoman Empire. It is made of the meat mutton, turkey, beef, chicken,  lamb, or veal cut into thin slices with parsley, chopped tomato, and onions then stacked in a cone-like shape, and roasted on a slowly-turning vertical rotisserie or spit then rolled in delicious bread. That said, the best Shawerma in Egypt will traditionally be available at Syrian-owned sandwich parlors. 
Shawarma is one of the most famous street foods in Egypt, usually served in French bread, with tahini. Some restaurants sell shawarma with Egyptian flatbreads. You can also add some tomato, cucumber, onion, or pepper to your shawarma sandwich. Add some pickled vegetables, which are also a popular side dish in Egypt.

 6. Kabab & Kofta (Grilled Meats) كباب وكفتة

 Kabab and Kofta are succulent grilled meat cubes and sheesh kebab, typically made out of veal or lamb, are usually served with bread and an assortment of green salads and dips, mostly tahini, baba ghanoush. They are grilled over charcoal and they are a must for any meat lover visiting Egypt. 

Kofta kebab is a very popular Egyptian food that is made mainly from minced meat. It is one of the delicious meals that are easy to prepare and is the favorite of people of all ages.

It also contains many beneficial nutrients for our body, such as proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, and fiber.

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Its preparation method varies depending on the country, it can be grilled, with charcoal, in the oven or fried in oil, then served together with rice or eaten with bread.

Egyptian Lamb Kofta

Kofta or kufta is one of the most famous dishes of the Arab countries. Each country has different ways of preparing them, so there are countless recipes and variants of kofta.

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Kafta has many variants such as in the form of empanadas or meatballs.

 7. Mulukhiya  ملوخية

 Mulukhiya is made from the leaves of jute and plants, prepared by chopping the leaves with garlic and cooking it in an animal stock such as chicken, beef or rabbit, and served with rice or bread. and it's one of the most delicious dishes in Egypt.

Molokhia, Mulukhiyah or Molohiya is a delicious soup very popular in Arab countries and much of Africa, although its origin was in Egypt where it is still very popular today. It is a soup made from a plant called jute, which is very beneficial for our body. Molokhia is usually eaten with white rice or with Arabic or pita bread.

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Mulukhiyah is very beneficial for our health, thanks to the fact that it is made of jute, we are going to see some of its benefits:

  • It reduces blood pressure and is a diuretic, treats anxiety, stress, and depression, which reduces nervous disorders.
  • Increase sexual desire.
  • Stimulates bowel movement as it contains cellulosic fibers.
  • Address constipation.
  • Strengthens the immune system, making the body more resistant to disease.
  • It contains antioxidants, which protect against the symptoms of aging, such as the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Helps hair grow faster and strengthens gums.
  • Accelerates the construction of erythrocytes and helps to quickly heal sores and wounds.
  • Treat anemia as it contains iron and prevents cells in the body from eroding.
  • Strengthens the heart and prevents osteoporosis.
  • Prevents infection with pellagra.
  • It is the ideal food for pregnant women who want to maintain a healthy and healthy fetus.
  • Jute is easy to digest, relieves stomach pain and intestinal membranes.
  • Molokhia treats infertility because they contain a high proportion of minerals, the most important of which is manganese, which increases the secretion of fertility hormones in women.

 8. Fatta  فتة 

 Fatta is usually prepared for festivities such as a woman’s first birth. It consists of rice and fried bread, covered in garlic and meat soup, and Large chunks of stewed beef.   

Fattah is one of the most popular Traditional Egyptian Food, and it is very popular for different classes of society, young and old. It has also become very famous in most of the Arab countries.

it is a delicious dish made mainly with meat soup, crusty bread, rice, and sauce. It is an easy recipe to make and one that is sure to surprise your friends and family.

Its consumption is increased at breakfast during the month of holy Ramadan. Thanks to the fact that it is a delicious and nutritious dish that contains many proteins and carbohydrates that help raise energy levels and vitality.

It is also usually prepared for special occasions, such as a wedding or a party, where large numbers of people will attend.

Note: The original recipe is with Aish Baladi, but you can use any type of bread, be it pita, white, wheat, toast…

9. Roasted Stuffed Pigeons حمام محشي

Roasted stuffed pigeons are a very special dish as When it comes to stuffed food then Egyptian hammam "Pigeons" are by all measures the most delicious as they are stuffed with seasoned rice with meat then baked or grilled.

Hamam Mahshi is an easy and traditional delicacy of Egyptian food of bird stuffed with rice, usually pigeon, but do not be scared, they are not like the ones we see on the street, but they are from hatcheries where they are cared for and pampered.

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Pigeons stuffed with rice are a dish that is always present on special occasions, since their meat is delicious, it is also rich in vitamins and minerals, providing the body with energy and vitality. It’s also worth noting that they are white meat, which is the best alternative to red meat.

 10. Beserah بصارة

Beserah is an ideal meal for vegans as it is a simple delicacy made of creamy green puree prepared with parsley, leek, dill, beans, green pepper, spices, and fried onions on top. 

 11. Baba Ganoush  بابا غنوج

Baba Ganoush is a famous dish in Egypt served as a side appetizer next to the main dish with roots from Lebanon made in the shape of cream of roasted eggplant, olive oil, garlic, sesame paste "tahini" and lemon.

Baba Ganoush or Mutabal is a very Traditional Egyptian Vegan Food in Egypt and many Arab countries. This easy and rich puree is often known as Egyptian aubergines, as it is its main ingredient.

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Eggplants have many benefits for our body, such as:

  • It is a rich source of antioxidants – it can protect cells from free radical damage and prevent many chronic diseases.
  • Helps prevent heart disease: improving heart function and reducing the severity of heart attacks.
  • Controls blood sugar level: It can keep sugar levels at normal levels, as it prevents the rise and fall of blood sugar levels at the same time.
  • Weight Loss: It can help you lose weight as it is low in calories, rich in dietary fiber that travels slowly through the digestive tract, and can promote a feeling of fullness and satiety, reducing calories consumed during the day.
  • Cancer control: contains plant compounds that can fight cancer cells and can prevent certain types of cancer, such as cancer of the pancreas, stomach, colon, rectum, bladder, cervix, breast.
  • Improves Cognitive Functions: It can help improve memory and prevent mental disorders associated with aging.
  • Keeping the liver healthy: Research suggests that the antioxidants found in eggplant can help protect the liver from some types of toxins.

 12. Alexandria liver and Sausages كبدة اسكندراني وسجق

Alexandria Liver and Sausages

Alexandria Liver and Sausages are delicious street food, made of a sliced cow liver which is prepared with spicy pepper, onion, and garlic. On the other hand, the sausage is usually cooked mostly with tomato sauce and spicy pepper both served with pickles. 

If you order Kebda, you get chopped fried beef liver, usually served with french fries and flatbread. The meat is placed in a special marinade that gives it its typical taste. Kebda also goes very well with Koshary or just macaroni.

 13. Sayadiyah Fish سمك صيادية

Sayadiya fish is a tasty dish cooked in coastal cities of Suez, Alexandria, Port Said, and the resort of the red sea which is made of white fish using sea bass, bluefish, and cooked with onions, spices, yellow rice, and tomato sauce. 


14- Bamia (The Egyptian Okra) بامية

Bamia is a very typical Egyptian dish, which is made mainly of okra and meat. In case you did not know, okra is very beneficial for our body, and you will also discover its benefits.

Okra is very healthy for our body, and among its benefits we find:

  • Very beneficial in the pregnancy stage.
  • Keeps the kidney healthy and improves its performance.
  • Prevents asthma.
  • It keeps the skin healthy and young.
  • It helps to lose weight, thanks to its few calories and its feeling of fullness.
  • Protects against cancer.
  • Strengthens eyesight.
  • Regulate your blood sugar level.

15- Egyptian Rice with Noodles أرز بالشعرية

rice with noodles

One of the main dishes on the Egyptian table, it is cooked almost daily by the Egyptians. Egyptian rice with noodles is one of the most famous, where it is used in the preparation of many foods due to its importance in providing the body with carbohydrates and necessary energy.

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  • It gives the body energy: since it contains a large number of carbohydrates, as well as minerals and vitamins that increase energy levels.
  • Controls blood pressure: because it contains a low amount of sodium.
  • Protects against bowel, rectal and colon cancer: because it is rich in fiber, especially brown rice, which is considered a whole grain.
  • Take care of the skin: Rice soothes inflamed skin, relieves irritation, reduces the risk of irritable bowel syndrome, and reduces diarrhea.
  • Reduces obesity: if consumed in small amounts because a small amount of rice makes people feel full, it is also from foods that contain little amount of cholesterol, sodium, and fat and does not contain harmful fats.

16- Malfuf Mahshi   محشي كرنب

محشي كرنب

Malfuf Mahshi is a traditional Egyptian recipe, which is cabbage rolls stuffed with minced meat and rice. Cabbage contains many minerals such as sulfur that helps cleanse the intestines, prevents constipation and indigestion, and also contains iodine, which helps the brain perform its tasks fully.

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Green leafy vegetables are considered one of the healthiest foods that can be consumed, although cabbage does not have a dark green color, it is considered one of the green leafy vegetables, and it has many health benefits, including:

  • Cabbage contains many compounds to fight cancer. 70% or more of the studies that examine this aspect have found an association between eating cruciferous vegetables and a lower risk of cancer, where some phytochemicals have been found to contribute to detoxification.
  • It helps lower cholesterol, where some preliminary studies found that adding cabbage to a drink containing fruits and some other vegetables for 3-9 weeks reduces bad cholesterol in people with high cholesterol.
  • Some studies have found a role for cabbage in preventing morning sickness, asthma, osteoporosis, and other conditions, but more scientific research is required to prove it.
  • Cabbage reduces breast pain and stiffness associated with breastfeeding.
  • Cabbage protects the stomach from intestinal hydrochloric acid due to its effects on the regeneration of the mucous membrane, as it contains an agent resistant to ulcers.

17- Stuffed Grape Leaves محشي ورق عنب

It is one of the most characteristic and typical foods in Egypt. They are grape leaves stuffed with rice, which has many recipes and variants.

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  • They are anti-inflammatory, especially for arthritis.
  • It is perfect for diabetics as it contains low sugar vitamins. In addition to its ability to reduce high sugar levels and improve metabolism in the body.
  • Provides energy and vitality, thanks to the fact that it contains dietary fiber, making it one of the foods that reduce weight and gives a feeling of satiety.
  • It promotes bone health because it contains high levels of copper, iron, and manganese.
  • Protects against heart disease.
  • It prevents the formation of blood clots and reduces the oxidation of harmful cholesterol in the walls of blood vessels and, therefore, prevents coronary and heart accidents.
  • Treat migraines, especially boiled grape leaves are one of the most important therapeutic sources for this type of headache.
  • Eliminate constipation.
  • It is one of the foods that contain dietary fiber that softens stools, treats digestive disorders of indigestion and irritation of the stomach.
  • Reduces the feeling of fatigue, increasing energy levels in the body.
  • Prevents anemia thanks to its high iron content.
  • Treats dental problems and gingivitis.
  • It reduces bad cholesterol (LDL), thanks to the fact that it contains antioxidants that absorb it.

18- Kobeba or Qubiba كبيبة


Kobeba is a meal of Syria that has become very popular in most Arab countries and Egypt. The main ingredient in these “croquettes” is minced meat and it is usually accompanied by bulgur and spices, and it is usually prepared fried.

19- Tahini or Tahina Arabic طحينة

Tahini or tahina is a rich sesame seed paste very typical in Egypt and many Arab countries. It should be noted that tahini allows the body to better absorb nutrients compared to sesame seeds, in addition to the many benefits it has.

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Sesame seeds are very beneficial for our body, here are some benefits:

  • Keeps bones healthy: It is very rich in magnesium, which is characterized by maintaining bone health and reducing the risk of osteoporosis.
  • Heart Health: Sesame seeds contain antioxidant compounds called lignans, which can help boost the immune system and balance hormone levels in the body. It is worth noting that tahini is rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Consuming this type of fat can lower bad cholesterol (LDL) levels, the risk of heart disease, and stroke.
  • Promotes a healthy digestive system: Sesame seeds contain high dietary fiber, which helps to maintain the health of the digestive system by protecting the intestines and colon against disease and infection and fighting constipation and diarrhea.
  • Anti-inflammatory: A study conducted over 2 months showed that taking 1/4 cup of sesame seeds as a treatment for osteoarthritis causes a significant reduction in pain because sesame seeds contain anti-inflammatory compounds.
  • Regulates Blood Sugar: Sesame seeds contain a plant compound called pinoresinol, which can help regulate blood sugar by inhibiting maltase.

20- Peas with Tomato Sauce   بسلة

بسلة بالجزر

It’s one of the most simple and traditional Egyptian dishes for Egyptians and you can’t imagine the number of nutrients it can provide to your body. The peas with tomato sauce are one of the Arab recipes want more prepared to include in your meals.

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This dish contains few calories, and instead provides a large number of vitamins and minerals, including those belonging to group B, thus highlighting vitamin B1 and among the minerals, it has potassium and phosphorus. 

Peas help us to maintain a hydrated body, and although they are usually consumed in creams, do not be afraid to go out of the routine, try the whole, and with tomato sauce.  

For its part, the tomato is rich in vitamins A, C, and K, and minerals such as potassium. This fruit can help us not only to improve the taste of some foods but also to take care of our bodies. It helps to protect eyesight, improve blood circulation, prevent constipation, and prevent fluid retention, an activity that contributes in the same way to the elimination of toxins present in the body. 

It is an antioxidant, a property that makes it the perfect ingredient in a skincare routine, as it hydrates and softens it. Go ahead and prepare these delicious peas with tomato sauce, you will not regret it.

21- Macaroni with Bechamel and Minced Meat
 مكرونة بشامل باللحمة المفرومة

Macaroni with Bechamel and Minced Meat

If you want a lunch meal that is easy to prepare, suitable for any occasion, and has a sublime flavor, look no further, this recipe is perfect for you. It will not take you more than 1 hour to prepare it, and the result will delight any palate.

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  • This meal can be exquisitely accompanied with natural juices, which do not overshadow its flavor but rather contrast very well with the béchamel and the meat. 
  • It is highly recommended to make slices of toast with butter, garlic, and parsley. This will give it a distinctive touch and will make it much easier to put each gram of pasta in your mouth.

22- Pastirma or Basterma (Arabic cold cuts) بسطرمة

Basterma or Pastirma is a traditional Egyptian food made from air-dried beef, it is a word of Turkish origin, which means pressure meat and is very typical in many Arab countries.

you can eat it with eggs or in a Pie (Fiteer savory fillings) or Pizza

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The origin of the pastirma dates back to a century BC. C. where the Armenians traveled to distant lands to sell their dishes at first made only of vegetables since the meat did not hold the trip. It is believed that it was then that the drying of meat was invented to increase its useful life and thus be able to market it.

23- Arabian Stuffed Eggplants محشي بتنجان او باذنجان

A food that is not only exquisite but also nutritious, are undoubtedly these aubergines. The amount of dishes that can be prepared with this vegetable is considerable; Proof of this is the Arabic-style stuffed aubergine that we prepare today. Making this recipe will not take more than 50 minutes, and the ingredients are very easy to find. 

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  • This type of vegetable arrived on the European continent thanks to the Lebanese caravans, this event was generated in the middle of the seventeenth century. At first, the eggplant was not accepted by any inhabitant, especially by doctors, in fact, for the latter, the eggplant was the cause of fevers and other conditions that considerably weakened the body. 
  • Its consumption, for a long time, was prohibited. It was not until the twentieth century that they decided to give it a try by discovering the incredible benefits it provided, including its incredible amount of proteins and minerals, in addition to the fact that it also prevents conditions such as osteoporosis and arthritis. Although the name of this vegetable does not vary, it is possible to find them in purple and white.

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24- Egyptian Chicken Maqluba   مقلوبة

Egyptian Maqluba

Maqluba or Maklube is a very typical food from countries like Egypt and Palestine. It is a delicious dish that is made with rice and chicken or meat and is usually present on special occasions such as parties and it is not for less. It is very similar to Jordanian rice, also known as Mansaf.

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The Maqluba is also known as the Arab paella, because of its similarities in color, ingredients, and appearance with the Valencian paella, although they are quite different in taste.


25- Harissa – Hot Sauce شطة هريسة

The Harissa is a very popular hot sauce in most Arab countries like Morocco and Egypt. This aperitif, in addition to being irresistible for lovers of spicy, is very beneficial for our health, but we will talk about that later.

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Harissa is a very healthy and very beneficial paste for our body, among its benefits:

  • Reduces bad cholesterol (LDL).
  • It is perfect for diabetics, thanks to the fact that it contains vitamin C and the mineral salts they need.
  • Relieves joint pain, especially in older people.
  • Helps cure cancer thanks to the fact that it contains capsaicin.
  • Facilitates digestion and helps burn fat.
  • Protects against atherosclerosis, sudden clots, paralysis, and diarrhea.
  • Regulates the heartbeat and stimulates blood circulation.
  • Protects against Alzheimer’s disease.

26- Shish Taouk (Chicken Kebab)  شيش طاووق

Shish Taouk is a very typical chicken kebab in, Egypt, Turkey, and Syria. This rich meal is made primarily from grilled marinated chicken and is often put on skewers. Besides being quite simple and fast, it is very loved by the whole family, especially by children.

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Shish Tawook is very similar to a Persian dish called Jujeh Kabab, which means grilled chicken.

27- Shakshuka شكشوكة

Shakshouka is an Egyptian food and it is one of the easiest dishes to prepare, it also has a great appearance and a pleasant smell. It is a very popular dish especially for breakfast since it is a very complete meal that contains many nutrients such as proteins and vitamins.
Shakshuka (chakchouka or shakshouka) is a dish made of tomatoes, onions, pepper, spices, and eggs. It's usually eaten for breakfast or lunch

28- Dukkah دقة

Dukkah or Duqqa is a special mixture of seeds, nuts, and spices of Egyptian origin that is generally eaten with bread and can be mixed with olive oil. The Dukkah is characterized by the economical price of its components and it is very well preserved in the long term.

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Dukkah is very beneficial, among its ingredients we find sesame, which has many benefits for our body, such as:

  • Reduce cholesterol levels in the blood.
  • Fight Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Lower your blood pressure.
  • Improve our digestive health.
  • It is a good source of calcium and protein.
  • It can fight cancer.
  • Source of many B vitamins, which are very important for the manufacture of red blood cells.
  • It is used to combat constipation.
  • Breast milk lactation increases.


29- Kousa Mahshi (Stuffed Zucchini)  محشي كوسة

Kousa Mahshi is one of the most delicious meals to eat with the family. It is a very popular dish in most Arab countries especially in Egypt and is mainly made from zucchini stuffed with rice and a mixture of vegetables, which makes it a very healthy and beneficial dish, but we will delve into that later.

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Zucchini is very beneficial for our health, some of its benefits are:

  • It has a tremendous ability to alleviate many of the pain caused by diseases that affect humans.
  • It is an effective asthma treatment, as it contains vitamin C and is antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
  • It reduces the pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis thanks to the amount of copper it contains.
  • It has an effective role in protecting and strengthening the eye, as it contains vitamin C.
  • Protects the human body from the risk of colon cancer.
  • It helps reduce the oxidation of cholesterol, which is an important factor in the formation of blood vessels.
  • Strengthens the immune system, which makes us able to fight and prevent diseases.
  • Helps lower high blood pressure.
  • It has a high capacity to protect the heart.
  • Relieve bladder pain.
  • Improves the skin and gives it vitality and freshness.
  • Help treat urinary tract problems.
  • It prevents human infection with hemorrhoids.

30- Mombar (Egyptian Sausage) ممبار

Mombar, Fawaregh or kishke is a veal sausage stuffed with a mixture of rice and fried in oil. This delicious dish is very typical in Egypt and is very delicious.

31- Halawa حلاوة طحينية

Halawa is a Middle Eastern food that is common in all Mediterranean countries. Halawa is made from sesame paste and comes in all shapes and forms: blocks, hair Halawa, and spreads. It is sometimes infused with other types of foods to add flavor, including pistachios, pine nuts, and almonds. 

It is a common staple food among Egyptians and it is eaten as a snack or for breakfast and dinner. Halawa can be used as the main ingredient in many other dishes, including the sakalans, a mixture of Halawa, honey, and whipped cream. Interestingly, Halawa is one of the few foods that can endure the hot Egyptian weather without going bad, and it doesn’t require any special storage conditions.

32- Gibna Domiati  جبنة دمياطي 

Domiati cheese, also referred to as white cheese (Egyptian Arabic: جبنة بيضا gebna bēḍa Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [ˈɡebnæ ˈbeːdˁɑ]), is a soft white salty cheese made primarily in Egypt, Typically made from buffalo milk, cow milk, or a mixture, it can also be made from other milks, such as sheep, goat or camel milk. It is the most common Egyptian cheese. Unlike feta and other white cheeses, salt is added directly to the milk, before rennet is added. It is named after the seaport city of Damietta (دمياط).

Gibna Domiati is a white soft cheese from Damietta in northern Egypt. It’s usually made from buffalo milk, but cow’s milk is sometimes added to the mixture. It is the most common cheese in Egypt and is incorporated into many dishes, such as sambousak (thin pastries filled with cheese) or net (tomato and cheese dip). 

Gibna Domiati is aged in large tin cans for 1-3 years before being eaten. Most Egyptian families take pride in the number of cans stored and for how long. It is said that the older the cheese, the more delicious it becomes.

33- Sambousik and Sambousak سمبوسة,سمبوسك

Sambousek (also spelled Sambousik and Sambousak) are mini savory pies filled with either spiced meat or cheese filling. Serve with Lebanese garlic sauce on the side. Typically served as a mezze or appetizer. These delicious pies are loaded with spiced ground beef, onions, pine nuts and fried to golden perfection.

34- Moussaka مسقعة

The traditional Egyptian Mousakka consists only of eggplant, tomato sauce, and spices, and it’s one of the best traditional cuisines in Egypt.
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35- Feseekh and Ringa  فسيخ ورنجة

Feseekh is a traditional Egyptian dish that is only served during the Sham-El-Nessim Festival, a spring festival of Pharaonic origin. It is made from fermented, salted, and dried mullet. The process of preparing it, which involves drying the fish in the sun and then salting it, is usually prepared by a specialized person called Fasakhani. 

It is usually kept in thick glass jars that are tightly closed as it has a very pungent odor. It is usually served with Egyptian bread, diced onion, and lots of lemons.

36- Fiteer ( sweet or savory fillings) فطير حادق أوحلو

Fiteer, also called Egyptian pancakes, are made up of many layers of thin, phyllo-like batter, so it’s more of a pastry than a pancake. Fiteer can be filled with sweet or savory fillings, and some can even be coated with powdered sugar for a uniquely sweet taste. The savory versions have toppings like a pizza and are then placed on the grill. 

Fiteer is usually served in one piece, but it is still a very convenient and tasty type of street food. The best restaurants in all of Cairo can be found at Tawfiqiyya Souq – the fruit and vegetable market in downtown Cairo, which is usually open from the early hours of the morning until after midnight.

37. Baklawa بقلاوة

 Baklava is crushed nuts baked dessert then put between layers of filo dough and topped with a sweet syrup. 

 38. Basboosa بسبوسة 

 Basboosa is a Light and crumbly cake baked and topped with a sweet syrup. 

39. Konafa كنافة

 Konafa at first glance looks like hay, but it’s actually a nut-filled filo pastries cake prepared with some semolina noodles and topped with a sweet syrup then sprinkled with nuts and raisins. 

 40.Kahk كحك

 Kahk is the oldest dessert found in Egypt dating to the Pharaonic times as shown by the drawing found across ancient Egyptian temples in Upper Egypt that became part of a tradition. These butter-baked cookies are stuffed with dates, nuts, malban then sprinkled with white sugar powder. 

 41. Mahalabiya مهلبية

Mahalabiya is a rosewater-flavored ground rice dessert then topped with toasted cinnamon and nuts. 

 42. Umm Ali ام علي

Umm Ali is a traditional Egyptian dessert is similar to a pudding made of layers of puff pastry soaked in milk and mixed with coconut flakes, nuts, raisins, and sugar then baked then complemented with other sweet ingredients. 

 43. Feteer Meshaltet فطير مشلتت

Feteer Meshaltet is a traditional Egyptian pastry made in farming villages that has a flaky and layered pastry with no stuffing then served with fresh cream, white and black honey, or Egyptian white cheese. It can be stuffed with fruits banana or strawberry, caster cream, chocolate, and nuts. 

44. Sweet goulash جلاش حلو

Sweet goulash is a delicious dessert that originated from morocco and turkey which is made of small canapé portions that are stuffed with sweet cream, pistachios, and nuts then soaked in syrup.

 45. Rice Pudding أرز بالبن

Rice Pudding is a famous dessert made by mixing rice, water, and milk which includes cinnamon, raisins, and nuts then boiled and put in the fridge then topped with nuts and pistachio. 

 46. Zalabya زلابية

Zalabya is an ancient desert with Turkish and greek roots that comes in the shape in the shape of small fried balls of dough that are soaked in syrup and honey sprinkled with sugar powder and brown or white chocolate. 

 47. Qatayef قطايف

Qatayef is a dessert dating to the Fatimid origin, made especially during the holy month of Ramadan. It is mini pancakes stuffed with cream, nuts, and chocolate which looks like dumplings then deep-fried and soaked in syrup. 

 48. Bakes sweet potato بطاطا

Baked Sweet Potatoes are an all-natural dessert baked in front of them then sometimes stuffed with ice cream, caramel sauce, chocolate, and nuts. Make your Meal Even Sweeter with A Tour Egypt Destinations You can enjoy & try the Egyptian food while discovering the best destinations in Egypt through our Egypt private tours, if you prefer to explore wonderful things by visiting the ancient landmarks in upper Egypt, you can check our Nile river cruises and choose your journey.

Other weird Egyptian Dishes

49) Tripe (AKA Kersha) الكرشة

50) Testicles (AKA Makhasy) المخاصي

51) Brain Meat (AKA La’hmet Ra’s) لحمة راس

51) Feet of Cows ( Kawara’ or kaware3) كوارع

53) Tongues (AKA Lesan) لسان

54) Lungs (AKA Fesha’) فشة

55) Mish (AKA Mish) جبنة قديمة(مش)

you could read about them here "The Weirdest Egyptians Dishes"

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