7 Myths Uncovered About the Egyptian Kushary
Updated: Aug 11, 2019
As you can't imagine coming to Egypt without visiting the pyramids, Egyptians believe that you can't leave Egypt without eating Kushary,
that is a name of a meal Kushari or Kushary one of the most famous traditional cuisine. Before coming to Egypt I assume that there lots of preparation concerning your itinerary about where to go, in the middle of that long detailed process you may forget to ask about what is the Egyptian food like, here today we introduce you the Egyptian magical meal.
what is Kushary ? Kushary is a blend of rice, noddles, lintel, chickpeas, pasta, spaghetti and topped with crunchy fried onions, tomato sauce, things get kicked up a notch with condiments of garlic, vinegar and cumin that is called Da'ah, while if like the spicy food you can add Shatta, hot chili sauce cautiously added.
where can you eat that? First you should know that each of the items that make Kushary should be cooked separately, so cooking the Kushary is a tough work, therefore there are specialized restaurants that serve the meal in no time, once you step in and find your table you will be served instantly, just ask the waiter about the size of plates, there are always three types, each restaurant would pick different names for each size, and you may find the super special size named after the restaurant's owner.
Each restaurant would have a different taste, it's a kind of a secret recipe, while the home cooked one still preferable for some people, nothing can beat having the Kushary in a restaurant, especially when you watch how fast the chef preparing the meal with a big serving spoon, and knocks the spoon to the edges of the cooking-pots making a symphony that you won't hear elsewhere, waiters hold bunch of plates on one big tray and rush to serve the hungry clients.
One of the most famous Kushary restaurant is Abu Tarek at Cairo downtown, not far from Cairo museum, you will be amazed by the 4 stories restaurant, the top two are always for the families and tourists where the waiters speak little English to help you have your meal, in a few minutes you will be served, the chickpeas and fried onions always come in a separate plate, and a bowl of tomato sauce blend it with the other main plate of the rice, lintel and pasta and enjoy that delicious filly meal. It can always be a good option for the vegan diet, and it keeps you stuffed for several hours, good option to boost your energy and be ready to burn up some calories after the Kushary. Kushary reflects the diversity of the Egyptian culture, since no one is sure where the Kushary came from or what is the historical background, while rice and lintel together may have been familiar to some Arab culture, adding the short macaroni and spaghetti is an Italian influence. There is no doubt to become the national dish of Egypt that you must try.