When visiting Egypt, it’s essential to explore the country’s culinary scene as it is an integral part of the nation’s culture. To get a taste of Egyptian cuisine, we’ve put together a list of ten classic dishes that you must try while in Egypt.


A delicious and unique dish called kushari is made by combining rice, spaghetti, tiny round macaroni, vermicelli, fried onions, black lentils, and hummus. It is served with three sauces – a rich tomato sauce, a red wine vinegar sauce, and a chili sauce. Despite the unusual combination of ingredients, kushari is definitely a dish worth trying!

Rozz Me'ammar

A rice dish is prepared by baking white rice with chicken broth, milk, butter, or cream. The dish is popularly served at special events and family gatherings.


Mulukhiya is a popular green leafy vegetable that is commonly added to stews made with beef, rabbit, or chicken. Its preparation varies depending on the region in Egypt where it is cooked. Interestingly, cities near the ocean tend to use prawns or fish in their recipe. Mulukhiya pairs well with rice or bread and is a delicious and heavenly dish that is definitely worth trying.


A popular Nubian dish is made for special occasions, particularly religious ones. It comprises layers of rice and fried bread, topped with large chunks of meat, meat broth, and a tomato sauce that is simmered with vinegar and garlic. Although it is incredibly tasty, it is also highly fatty, so it is recommended to consume it only on exceptional occasions.


A meal that is typically prepared in coastal locations such as Alexandria, Port Said, and Suez. It is made with white fish, like bluefish or bass, cooked in tomato sauce, onion, spices, and yellow rice. After that, it is baked in a ceramic pot.

Ful Medames

ava beans cooked with oil and lemon juice make up one of the most popular Egyptian staple dishes. If you’d like, you can also add onion or garlic. Ful can be cooked in a variety of ways and served with boiled or fried eggs, sausage, pepper, tomato sauce, olive oil, spicy oil, and pastrami. It is thought that back in ancient Egypt, Ful was prepared.

Ta'meya, or Falafel in Egyptian

Another typical Egyptian dish that is typically served with Ful. Crushed fava beans are combined with other ingredients to make the main component of Ta’meya, or falafel, which is then cooked. Typically, it is served with salad, Egyptian bread, and tahini. It’s the ideal dish.

Fiteer Baladi, Pizza made in Egypt

Fitter is a delectable Egyptian dish that bears a remarkable resemblance to pizza. The dish is rich in calories due to its buttery layers of filo pastry that are cooked in a brick oven. Traditionally, the fitter is served plain, but it can also be ordered with sweet toppings such as sugar, honey, or syrup, or savory toppings such as meats, cheese, and vegetables. It’s hard to resist the allure of pizza, and Fitter is no exception!

Kebab & Kofta

This is something you absolutely must try if you love beef! Lamb or veal chunks that have been grilled are used to make kebabs. Kofta, on the other hand, is made with minced meat and is also grilled. Together with salads, tahini, and Egyptian bread, both are offered.


A dish that could be a good fit for vegans is a green, creamy mash consisting of leeks, parsley, dill, and ground fava beans. It is topped with fried onions and seasonings and served with green onions and Egyptian bread. If you are in the mood for travel, you can explore our collection of Epic Trips, Mini Trips, and Sailing Trips to find your next exciting destination outside of Egypt.