Tuesday, August 7, 2007
An assortment of desserts in the window of the most popular shop in Cairo for such things. This place was always jam packed with customers purchasing beautifully wrapped boxes of sweets and pastries, even late at night. It also served amazing chocolate, melon and mango ice cream - 2 scoops for 50 cents! We got a cone every night we were in Cairo - Gil sometimes got two.
A tasty (and cheap!) Egyptian vegetarian dish that's a popular home staple. A mixture of lentils, rice and/or pasta topped with chick peas, fried onions and a spicy tomato-based sauce. You mix it all together before eating it and can also add pickle juice if you like. It's very filling - this dish was too big to finish.