Spinach with Ground Beef

  A lot of Egyptians cook the spinach dish in different variations like with meat, no meat, with eggs….etc. But I was never a big fan. I remember when I was about 8 years old, my mom tried to get me to eat spinach for lunch. She was so unsuccessful and it was a long…

Egyptian seafood rice

In Egypt, there is a special rice that goes with seafood, it cannot be regular white or basmati rice. It has to have special flavors like onions, garlic and cumin. I have never seen anyone in Egypt eat seafood with white rice, this is how serious it is to eat the right rice. It has…

Baked fish with tomato sauce “sayadieh bi el samak”

Sayadieh el samak is one of my favorite seafood dishes. The first time I tasted it was in Port Said city while visiting some families. It was a very hot casserole coming out of the oven, it looked amazing! I could see the hint of the baked brownish fish under the tomato sauce. Some people bake…

Egyptian seafood: Baked Fish

Egypt location dictates that Fish has to be super good! It is surrounded by a lot of water, Mediterranean sea in the north, red sea in the east, the long beautiful river nile from south to north across Egypt and many lakes as well. So, naturally Fish is very common in Egypt and it is…

Shrimp: Egyptian Style…Kind of

If you ever get to visit Egypt, you have to go to one of the famous seafood places over there like Adoora, Fish market, the borg (not the actually the Egyptian borg as in “tower”, it is a name of a restaurant) or visit my mom đŸ˜‰ This shrimp recipe is not 100% Egyptian since…

Quick and tasty grilled chicken with hidden vegetables

This recipe is a good one to hide some healthy elements within for the picky eaters. It is a nice chicken dish that the kids and I really enjoy. It is super easy to make as well, it is basically 2 main steps, prepare the marination and then grill the chicken. As usual, if you grill…

My experience with the Palestinian Shish Barak

My dear friend invited me to spend a day in her kitchen learning and watching how she and her mom make a very a traditional Palestinian/Jordanian dish. That dish is called “Shish Barak”. It was such a unique experience! I think that dish says a lot about Palestinian people. They are really strong and patient! In…

The national dish of Egypt: Koshari

One could imagine that a national dish of a middle eastern country like Egypt would include some kind of meat like lamb, beef or chicken. However, the Egyptian national dish is a vegetarian dish, it is called Koshari. Koshari is loved by all Egyptians and affordable by everyone. It is basically rice and lentils with…

Kabab w Kofta or what is known as Kabob and Lula here…

I do not know why it is spelled like that or as Kebab, in Egypt, we pronounce it as if it is spelled like Kabab. This is one of the best dishes ever. The interesting fact that there is not a single Egyptian house that I know of who cook that dish at home. We…