What do people eat in Egypt?

Diet

Egyptians eat rice, bread, fish, lamb, chicken, turkey, and stuffed vegetables. Tahina (sesame seed paste), tomatoes, yogurt and cucumbers are also eaten with meals. The Qurán prohibits the consumption of pork and alcohol. Traditional foods include fava beans prepared as foul or ta’miyya, and flat Egyptian bread. Meat is expensive and eaten only occasionally, sometimes just once a month. Bread, usually unleavened, is eaten with every meal. Tahina is a common condiment in Egypt. Konafah is an Egyptian dessert dish for feasts and everyday dining during the fasting holy month of Ramadan. Egyptian bread is inexpensive and eaten with every meal. It is so important that “Aish” translates to “life.” Sahalab is a pre-packaged spice drink, sold in powder form in all spice shops, some supermarkets, international grocery stores, middle eastern grocery stores and Indian grocery stores.

Mealtime

In restaurants, food is left behind as a sign of wealth.

Bread, usually unleavened, is eaten with every meal. Tahina is a common condiment in Egypt. Konafah is an Egyptian dessert dish for feasts and everyday dining during the fasting holy month of Ramadan. Egyptian bread is inexpensive and eaten with every meal. It is so important that “Aish” translates to “life.” Sahalab is a pre-packaged spice drink, sold in powder form in all spice shops, some supermarkets, international grocery stores, middle eastern grocery stores and Indian grocery stores.



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