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Egyptian food is a unique and delicious cuisine that is often overlooked. From street food to home cooking, there is a lot to explore. It is an experience no less important than discovering Egypt tours, as discovering Egyptian food brings you closer to the culture of its people and creates a real experience for you during your Egypt day tours.

In this blog post, we will be taking a comprehensive look at Egyptian food. We will start with a brief history of Egyptian cuisine and then move on to some of the most popular dishes that you can discover during your Egypt travel packages. We will also provide some tips on where to eat in Egypt and what to order. So whether you’re planning a trip or just want to learn more about this fascinating cuisine, read on for the ultimate guide to Egyptian food. 

The history of Egyptian Cuisine

Egyptian food is rich and varied, with influences from both the East and the West. The country's long history has resulted in a cuisine that is both unique and delicious.

The ancient Egyptians were one of the first civilizations to develop Agriculture, which allowed them to grow a wide variety of crops to use in cooking different cuisines that tourists come to try in their classic tours in Egypt. This, combined with their ability to domesticate animals, means that they had access to a large number of ingredients for their dishes with totally different delicious tastes, trying Egyptian food means you try the Egyptian culture and daily routine as well as experiencing the luxury tours in Egypt.

One of the most important staples of the Egyptian diet was bread. It was so important that it even had its own god, Osiris. The bread was usually eaten with other dishes, such as vegetables, beans, or meat, it’s the main popular dish in Khan El Khalili restaurants. Khan El Khalili is a pure Egyptian street that holds the ancient buildings of different eras, and the oldest shopping market in Egypt, besides the local restaurants and cafes that provide different delicious Egyptian food. Khan El Khalili tour will be the best choice if you need to enjoy a full Egyptian experience in your day tours in Cairo.

Fruit and vegetables were also an essential part of the Egyptian diet. The hot climate meant that many fruits and vegetables could be grown year-round. This provided a healthy and varied diet for the people of Egypt. Live the experience and take a look at the Egyptian fruit before harvesting it through a trip to the countryside in Cairo with Egypt Online tour.

The Egyptians were also one of the first cultures to start using salt for cooking. Salt was extracted from the Nile River and used to flavor food or preserve it for storage.

What are the types of Egyptian food?

Over time, the Egyptians developed a unique style of cooking that incorporated all these different ingredients. This style of cuisine is still enjoyed by people all over the world today. Wherever your location is in Egypt whether you explore Cairo, Luxor, or Aswan day tours, you will find a lot of hotels and restaurants that provide Egyptian dishes besides international cuisines.

There are many different types of Egyptian food, and each type has its own unique flavor. The most common type of food in Egypt is rice, which is usually served with a side of vegetables or stew. Other popular dishes include ful medames (stewed fava beans), kushari (a rice and lentil dish), macaroni béchamel (a pasta dish made with a cream sauce), and other dishes offered in different hotels in Gona, Hurghada, and Sharm El Sheikh excursions.

Egyptian cuisine also includes a variety of bread, such as pita bread, flatbreads, and pocket bread. These bread are often used to scoop up sauces or dips or to make sandwiches. Popular dipping sauces include tahini (a sesame seed paste), hummus (a chickpea paste), and baba ghanoush (an eggplant dip). Do you know that tourists are searching for Egyptian breakfast during their day tours in Hurghada or other cities because it's a very delicious meal to start your day?

For something sweet, Egyptians enjoy desserts such as baklava (a pastry made with phyllo dough, nuts, and honey) and umm Ali (a pudding made with bread, milk, raisins, and nuts). Tea is the most popular beverage in Egypt, and it is usually served sweetened with sugar or honey. And finally, regarding the milk rice that is popular in Alexandria, don’t forget to visit Al Sheikh Wafek to eat the best milk rice during your Alexandria day tours.

The most popular Egyptian dishes

There are many delicious Egyptian dishes to choose from, but some of the most popular include koshary, ful medames, and shakshouka.

Koshary is a dish of rice, pasta, and lentils topped with a spicy tomato sauce and fried onions. It is hearty and filling, making it a perfect meal for any time of day in your Egypt budget tours.

Ful medames is a dish of fava beans cooked in olive oil and spices. It is usually served as a side dish, but can also be enjoyed on its own as a light meal or snack.

Shakshouka is a dish of eggs poached in a tomato and pepper stew. It is often served for breakfast or brunch but can be enjoyed at any time of the day.

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