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We Tried Egypt Street Food | Must Eat Local Dishes in Cairo


Savory dish has to be the national dish. Am I just feeding you again? Yeah So they’ve invited us in I never tried this before Hey everybody, how you guys doin’ welcome back to Cairo before we start out on the guy’s trip We have a day in Cairo and we thought what we do is go on a bit of a food tour to show you everything You can eat and what you should eat and how you should eat it when you’re in Egypt the so excited I’ve heard such good things like the food here in Egypt So actually gonna do a food tour with a company called bellies on route and I cannot wait We’re about to head to our first restaurant with them. But are you decided for the food? So, what’s the Egyptian version of Okay, so we’re starting it off with some Myette salad don’t do that, yes I’ve got an approval you could say like a palate cleanser to get you ready for food. So just meant to get saliva ready So you eat more food. So this is very local I’m gonna describe this visually its water with a bit of lettuce pretty much but I’ve been warned. This is very spicy So and I saw your reaction Like starch and then keeps going down If you guys haven’t lured us driving in Conor is crazy All righty guys, we’re trying a prickly pear which is actually fruit growing on a cactus I’ve never tried this before we’ve noticed a summer yellow and summer red Mocho the red one supposedly They don’t change the taste depending on the color Hmm it reminds me of kind of like a blend Kiwifruit. Ok, kini pre texture without the sour. Okay. Um, yeah this gotta be refreshing got it from this, dude I don’t know how the different color is He just grabs the one that starts cutting them up And as you can see, we got like a whole bag of different colors in here Yeah Like an orange yellow fella Wow, you did describe that pretty good. Yeah see, it’s like a kiwi fruit texture Like that’s quite hot now, but it was the middle of the day. This would be really refreshing Nice little stopover So our next stop is a place called Felfela and it’s a very famous spot here and this restaurant is actually built within the alleyway So between the two buildings, they built a restaurant and it goes down the entire alleyway since the 60s. Yeah Look at this that’s building one that’s building two and this is almost like a facade this entry Wow, thank you opens up And this place has such cool tech and knowing that it’s just an alleyway just adds to it Special that’s the Turkish coffee. We can saw a little bit of sugar without coffee. Usually we don’t have sugar but you know what holiday? Well, that’s really refreshing have we had Turkish coffee before No, I don’t think we have it’s more like a giant shot of coffee would be the closest to surgery But wow, that’s gonna keep me up tonight It’s made to be yellow lentils and they said we need to squeeze a little bit of lime in there first Is a mixture of vegetables with delicious? It’s funny because you know, you say you’re always like having splashes – patience. This is like black Mike. Yeah Yeah Wow It’s not I don’t it tastes like you’re like a very big vegetable sir, but I was like shaking it should have like spices Mike the lime does work, but it see a really thick soup Wow, what have we been very good, right so here at Egypt’s most people like Caesar their hands especially using bread So we’ve been told you peel a little bit off and then you need to make it into a cap Yeah
You have to fold it and it looks like a little cat see it and I’m going to try it with the baba ghanoush which is an eggplant dish and We’ve tried this before and I love the notion. Well Bob again look, yeah I love a good Just like one of my favorite things young it’s not you guys know how to eat the dips and the different dishes because Wherever you go There is going to be a lot of bread for starters and a lot of tasty different dishes to have So, of course with a lot of Middle Eastern sure you’re gonna have falafels but back home We have it with chickpeas So that would be if you just went down to the local kebab shop there just make a chickpea and falafel But here it’s made with father these and we’ve actually taken it to the next level so if 3 different dishes made with poverty, of course, the first one is your falafel and then this one here is This is another dish made with the fava beans and then finally, I mean it looks like a dip but this is actually a dish this dish is called blue sorrow Yes Working on our Arabic so I just want to personally show you just the inside of that that’s what it looks like inside Does it taste different than the turkey. Yeah, it does taste different to the trick B. It’s more crunchy I don’t know if this is the way it’s prepared or this is because of the fava beans I think it’s because of the fava beans, but that’s super nice We used to I’ll check these being like white back together, but this crispy So at the fool, which is another one of these dishes with the fava beans we have some spices in there We also have some some tahini in there as well Hmm reminds me of Mexican physics like the beam like sunny just maybe in a burrito But it’s really really yummy Oh Natasha with the bread. So I’m trying to be the traditional Egyptian bread. I think this is my favorite Yeah, I really like the beans This is like a really creamy bean dish very very yummy and then this one looks so different So this one has been cooked for hours and hours where this one’s only large flat And I do love onions Wow that dish is like really fresh and this one’s cold with the summers To me that tastes more of a dip where this is like a hearty meal like you would want to have this in fact Maybe the father the notion maybe tehina and have that with your bread with this Like I feel like this could just be my meal. Is that normal? Yeah. Okay. That’s what it Feels like so I call that one ingredient can make so many different dishes, but it has to pick out of these different poverty Which one would you recommend? So this dish is Whittington Manley which is pretty much fried eggplant Man I love eggplant. I’m so glad that Egypt loves egg come as well Hmm it only seems like there’s a bit of a salsa of the sauces on yes Like a garlic there’s a bit of a tomato on there and there’s also some pepper so it does kind of sit with you But it’s nice. It really gives like a well-rounded flavor through this rather than just been eggplant Super tasty. I think this is my favorite dish. Yes, then we’ve had so far So now we’ve come to a very small family-owned cafe it’s been running since 1925 and we’re going to be trying aerobic. Well Arabic coffee. We haven’t tried Arabic coffee before. I’m very excited I’ve heard that they put cardamon in their country and that’s what makes it a little bit different and the store literally just smells like Coffee and part of it like it hits you in the face when you walk in Are you gonna see how it gets made? This have invited us in? Machine that used to roast the beans but get something must pour it up there And then it comes around smells amazing in here. It smells like spices and coffee So this is arabian coffee looks so different to the turkish puffiness. What is equate lighter? And let’s start like a yellow color. Like I always would think this is a team or a company to vary odds are cheers Okay, it smells like spices smells like Christmas is probably the cardamom That tastes like a tea it doesn’t taste like a cup here it tastes like a TV Wow, that does not taste like coffee It tastes like a very nice like spicy to eat if I hadn’t gone into this guy’s shop and seeing him grind the beans I would have thought this was t These are two juices service is hibiscus. This one is good at sodium. So we’re trying to attract let’s do hibiscus Let’s come sit down So girls the receipts right on the ride on the road and I think juice bars are very popular here in Egypt Especially during the summertime when it’s really thought leaders walking down the street grab yourself a juice first Yes, which I know it’s a flower and I’m guessing they must add sugar to it Sweets It’s a bit like cranberry juice or wine is really sweet look that like tangy berry taste, it’s really yummy And then this one is completely different sorts of wine even a little look Look, it’s like milk and it’s mainly coconut vanilla. Oh Wow, that’s sweet On stage is yummy. Yeah It’s literally that coconut vanilla flavored milk. Oh, this is young It’s very sweet. We do know Egyptians like II love sweet sir, and then have his guests at the almost place And he saw that Ricans out there reminds me a little bit of milk tar, oh Yeah, this is totally different ready. Yeah, is it very? Very strong. Yeah, Wow, you know what? It’s like Ribena and you see this one. It’s like very bright color So here in Egypt baseball’s very popular They call it to Sally and it’s all Nuts and seeds and when you transfer the word it means to entertain so this is kind of like this snack food when they’re watching A movie or Netflix and chill you’d be getting your suppliers from this place sunflower seeds Okay, so I love that you do need to peel them so let’s try that again Seasons if I cannot inside Wow lemon over you, it’s hot it smells good So with Egypt a lot of people seem to think Straight away the monuments and the pyramids which we understand why you would think that but we’ve already just had so many local Egyptian dishes which Some people might think are Egypt is Middle Eastern food but they have they take on each of these dishes and it’s so Nice to start our tour by having all these different flavors Like honestly when I first came here, I thought oh, yeah, I’ll just have falafel Middle Eastern foods already We’ve had so many different dishes. So when you think of Egypt guys Think of the food resist some melting pot, you know So here is bombilla, which is a dish with veggies that you’ve gotta turn into a pot with some to modern base sauce So this would be the red laser food aisle kind of cheese to moderate spicy back hard This would be a Gyptian version of that. So our main veggie dish in here would be offered and some rice This reminds me of months coming from Syria that she would cook the whole day The flavors would be with the this reminds me of pharmacist Good stuff on the trip Yeah, it’s like a very tomorrow we kind of stew kind of tastes really good with the bread before it Sort of the best bread we’ve had so far Oh man, we were walking past as I something smells so sweet Local street side bakery. All right, let’s grab something from the bakery we’ve got a traditional festival called miss school young food is a rustic but bus audience on the Solution and it is made from star anis. I Know what star knees. I’m not sure if he likes our knees ready, okay Let there be life That’d be good shipping in tea. It tastes like rust but not so as hard as rust way softer. It’s so yummy That would’ve been so good dipping in your tea. It’s like a hard biscuit. Not too crazy flavor some really really tasty So cool that we’re just walking around central downtown Cairo at the moment But we need to go to our next spot which is getting to dessert. We need a jump in the cow Okay Sorry So what’s the next area we’re going to is it still downtown? I wrote it. So it is a certain area called envy or Sophia Come out to the end of downtown and this is where there are so many shops is the way you can get you all kind of cheap clothing if you wanted to share for two dollars fifty and There’s a lot of restaurants here as well. Super nice You’ve got all of these different outdoor seating areas people having some food some shisha has a totally different vibe out here All right guys our last savory dish has to be the national dish we’re trying fishery and the store that we’re trying it from actually in the 1950s a guy was selling it in his streets cart, and it got so popular He started his own restaurant and others five of them. This is now the third place we’ve been to and they Just wanted to invite us in and so they’ve invited us in to the dessert friend All right back into the kitchen. I’m gonna make enough Okay, so just the one event which which direction was now I Wasn’t planned at all. They just invited us in that was so cool All right, guys, we’ve got the dish here. It is made of are you ready? It’s carbs on problem its cows and calves So it’s pasta rice lentils chickpeas onions grilled tomato, and then it’s rice and vermicelli noodles and then Garlic vinegar on top. Wow that smells strong and then what you need to do is mix it all together I was told you have to really make sure you mix it in well, so I’m getting in there. It’s like so much stuff in one So good, oh yeah, that is really yummy the garlic it’s like so garlicky the onions are nice and crispy I mean the rice of the pastor just go well so well together. It’s like it’s like you put all your leftovers It’s like you put all your leftovers from the night before into a cup and reheated it and there’s your people oh Yeah guys eaten I’ve made my third and getting full We’re stopping off for dessert Always the best part so we’ve come auditor to a very traditional place to get a couple of different sweets But I love how so traditional like they have the proper oriental follows and it’s all like really nice except They give it to us on um, tomandjerry plates very traditional All right, so I think I’m gonna first try I’m gonna call it the middle Middle East interior, huh It’s like a pickle Release insurance very sticky very Sugary, it tastes good sure that has really been soaking in sea rat for years Wow, you literally only need like one bite and you’re done with the desserts These are crazy, but I need to try the rest kenapa I’m pretty sure we tried this in Jordan, but we had it with cheese in the middle. Okay? It’s warm that’s really yummy. Oh you like that one. Am I just feeding you again? Yeah. Yeah Yeah, oh It’s like a warm creme and am I really crunchy on the outside and again very very sweet Oh, wow. Are you calling that the Middle Eastern malteaser? What’s your name for that one? It’s literally just dripping in syrup Try this. So that is the theme for dessert here in Egypt is sugar syrup Do you know anything dipped in sugar syrup kind of like a really hard throwing up all with a lot of sugar? Alright, the last one I cannot believe we’re getting through this the last one best juicer best also best booster Best Moussa, I’m guessing it’s gonna be sweet again This one’s more like a tank That it’s still very very syrupy. I think this one’s my favorite the cakey one Wow Sugar for them. Oh my gosh. I’m like buzzing right now Thanks guys, have a good night Guys that through tour was amazing. I highly recommend whenever you come to a new country go on a food tour I feel like it’s like a really good way to like experience a little bit more of the Culture and trying foods that you never would have tried before but the each of series is literally just beginning We’ve got so much fun content coming towards you guys So make sure if you aren’t subscribed hit subscribe So you never miss an episode And give this video a thumbs up if there was a dish that you really want to try that. Thanks so much for watching We’ll see you on the next episode in Egypt. See you guys I didn’t realize you could go inside

Stephen Childs

100 Comments

  1. I am from egypt and I know every sing thing you are and the first thing you had the salad water its supposed to be eaten with like the vegetables in the salad and its spicy and Egyptian people eat fuel on dinner or breakfast and it's made from beans and the sweets you ate my fave is the first one you tasted and the last one you ate

  2. Such a privilege to come to our home country to show how egyption food is good , hope you enjoyed your stay

  3. i can see the people in the background amazed that there is foreign people in cairo

  4. Thanks guys you did a great job about Egypt. You can visit 1/3 of whole monuments in one city, WoW. thanks a lot excellent video.

  5. انا من كوريا وسافرت مصر مصر والدول العربيه كلي بصراحه احس دوله

  6. I was saying the same nuts that u ate when I was watching you 😂😂😂😂

  7. Guys you make a great video about our local life and it was amazing really to show how beautiful is egypt that for this video really

  8. u guys really should visit the Alexandrian library in Alexandria it's amazing

    beautiful

  9. i was waiting for mahshi and macarona beshamel they are really the best , next time try them ,, loved thie video i feel hangry watching you guys

  10. I’m Egyptian but I guess cause I’m rich I never went to any of those places

  11. Damn. I'm Egyptian…
    I know most of the food you tried.
    But I didn't know about that restraaunt in the alley.
    Gotta try that !

  12. اللي مصري و كان بيتفرج علي الفيديو و هو فخور فين انا مصرية🇪🇬🇪🇬💜مصر ام الدينا

  13. بتقول على الكشرى تحس انك جبت بواقى الاكل بتاعة اليوم الى قبلة وحطيتها فى طبق واحد وسخنتهاهههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههه

  14. Go on and repeat this visiting💙💙
    💙💙انت بتاكل حاجات انا نفسى ما سمعتش عنها قبل كدة😂😂😂

  15. to the people not from Egypt you are very welcome to visit Egypt your second Home

  16. you guys must missed the most popular dish in egypt which called "the bomb" and its located in al sayda zeinab, you guys must go there.

  17. Love Egypt from Egypt 😂😂😂❤️
    Actually you made me hungry now 😂

  18. انا لسة فتحة الفديو و فتحت الكومنتس ملاتش غير كومنتس المصرين بس و حبه اجانب يتعدو علي صوابع الايد وبعدين مصر مش بس اكلها احلي حاجة فيها مصر كل حاجة حلوة فيها 💖
    I opened the video and go to the comments I didn't see just Egyptian comments and 2 or 3 or something like that comments from others and not only food is good in Egypt , Egypt is all beautiful💖

  19. انا مصريه لسه مشتركه فى القناه اول مره اشوفها

  20. I liked this video and I'm from Egypt and I'm happy to enjoy some time in Egypt.
    I'm done like

  21. الناس دى لو جوم عندنا فى الريف أكيد مش هيمشوا منها بعد ميكلوا الاكلات الريفية 🙂

  22. I am Egyptian and I haven’t tried “salad water” before, I know of it but it’s not that common. So, way to go 👍🏻

    I could tell from the look of it that “Egyptian chorros” weren’t that good because they are supposed to be crunchy from the outside.

    Amazing video! I really loved it.

  23. Amazing … take me back to Cairo ….. يزداد الشوق والحنين للقاهرة واهلها … ومصر كلها وانا في الغربه بعيد عنها … I love Egypt …

  24. I'm really proud of how much People Love my home country 🙂
    this Video and the Comments made my day 🙂 <3

  25. I'm Egyptian, There're other more delicious local deserts that are less sweet, more refreshing and they don't have sugar syrup.. These are a must try.
    Roz blaban with nuts, om aly, halawet dekek

  26. i am an egyption and also its baba ganoob and try the alexandria kebda

  27. you cant eat from anywhere, Egypt it very famous of food poison disease

  28. طول عمري بحب مصري ونفسي اروحها . تحياتي لام الدنيا . اخوكم من المنصوره

  29. Im Egyptian and this is my first time to know about mayyat salade 😂😂😂

  30. Nice video but Okra is not alazy food at all it takes alot of time and work to be done

  31. اى كمية الحب دى بين العرب وبعض فلكومنتات ! ، ربنا يجمعنا ديما يا اخواتنا ❤❤🖤

  32. Yeah I am from egypt and desserts have different sugar rate , it depends on the shop

  33. Love Egypt from Palestine ❤️. Egypt has supported us so many times 💕🇪🇬🇵🇸

  34. U should come to Saudi Arabia Jeddah I guarantee you will have the best time 😂☺️

  35. You, guys, could’ve tasted a whole lot of other things!! Better things!! And you could’ve gotten your desserts from a place way better than that one: where it isn’t as syrupy as it has been… because if there is too much sugar, you wouldn’t be able to discern their tastes and that just moots the whole point.. kinda tacky if i’m being honest..🤓🤓
    BUT!!! I’ m really glad that you’ve enjoyed your visit and i hope that it wouldn’t be the last one😊 😊

  36. المصريين والعرب يجمعوا هنا في القناة بسرعة 😍

  37. 4:40 Stupid choice of food ordering… No one ever drinks turkish coffee before lunch or even before having soup 😨😨😨

  38. Love Egypt from Syria 💓
    كسوريّة عاشت في مصر سنة… كانت حلوة جداً وذكريات لطيفة فيها💞

  39. Dream country wish to visit one day and see the vast ancient history there❤️

  40. الكل يدعي لمصر ترجع لعزها… All pray for EGYPT to come back to its prosperity

  41. جمال وحلاوة الفيديو وجمال التعليقات مش ممكن بجد شكرا لكل الحب ده💜💜
    Thanx for your love we love you more and you are always welcom in your country💜❤🖤

  42. تحياتي ، أنا من المريخ وجاي دراسه لكوكب الأرض

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