When it comes to food, Egyptians know their way around. Food is always presented with generosity; never expect to be fed small portions, and always be prepared for unexpected extras on the house, such as freshly baked bread and dips, or a refreshing after-meal cup of “karkadeh” (hibiscus tea).

Egyptian cuisine caters to all types of palates, including hard-core carnivores, vegetarians and vegans. It is simple and tasty, mostly relying on vegetables, herbs, lamb and chicken.
Get to know some of the must-eat Egyptian staples.

Egyptian Dishes