Most of the meat dishes modern Egyptian cuisine borrowed from the Turks. Basically, it has undergone some metamorphoses of Turkish kebabs.
Jacket and Pastrama
Meat dish number one is a jacket that almost does not differ from our classic cutlets. Minced meat mixed with onion and fry in the oven or on an open fire. Sometimes the rice is added to the jacket, and it looks like our classic meatballs.
Pastorma is jerky. The drying technology is actively used in hot countries to conserve meat. It is assumed that the Turks brought the fashion to dry meat in Egypt.
The next dish is kebda, it is a fried with spices liver. Very tasty dish. If you do not like the liver, then try this dish, probably your attitude to this product will change.
Dishes from legumes
Legumes were an important part of the Egyptian diet since ancient times, because in Egypt ate a little meat. The human body needs protein, and besides meat, it can be found in legumes or in mushrooms, which in Egypt are almost never found.
The most famous dish of beans is lentil soup.
Egyptian cuisine inherited most of the sweet dishes from the cuisine of the Ottoman Empire. In Egypt, baklava, halva and lukum are prepared, the difference with Turkish similar dishes is minimal.
However, Egypt has its own national sweetness - the bass. It is believed that this dish was born in Egypt, and only then it was borrowed by other oriental cuisines.
Basbush is a pie from manga and sugar or fruit syrup. This dish is very similar to our mannik, only very sweet, often even too sweet for the taste of Russians. Basbus cut into pieces of a diamond-shaped shape, and each piece is crowned with a nut.
The second national dessert of Egypt is Om Ali. This dish is prepared from cream, bread, sugar and raisins. Read the details in our article " Dessert Om Ali ".
Unfortunately, most Egyptian hotels prefer to prepare dishes for guests that are close to European in composition. Tourists return from Egypt, without trying and half the dishes described by us in this article.
On this sad note it is necessary to finish our review of the Egyptian cuisine. Read our other interesting articles about Egypt ( links below ).