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Today I’m going to tell you about a very popular Egyptian dish called koshary. It is one of the first things I tried when I arrived to Cairo, and I quickly learned that this dish was one of the most important Egyptian dishes, if not the most important. Street vendors all over the city sell koshary out of their little carts that are overloaded with decorations and lights in the evening. There are also restaurants that serve koshary indoors and I can even find it in the cafeteria on campus and in my dorms. It is a very affordable meal that also is very filling. This makes it very popular as nearly everyone can easily afford it and you do not need to eat much to be satisfied. It also tastes great, even if its unique mix of ingredients may seem intimidating at first.
I tried a traditional Egyptian dish called koshary. Koshary can be described as a sort of Egyptian “fast food.” It consists of macaroni noodles, rice, lentils, garbanzo beans, tomato sauce, various spices, and topped with fried onions. There are also additional sauces you can add such as a spicy sauce. It is very affordable and easy to make, which explains why it is such a popular food choice in Egypt. I bought my small bowl of koshary for only three Egyptian Pounds, which equals about fifty cents!
I was definitely surprised by how such a different combination of foods could taste so good! I really enjoyed it and all of the different ingredients worked well together. I also got very full, very fast. Because koshary is so cheap and filling, it is the perfect meal to eat on a student’s budget! I know that I will be visiting this restaurant and others that serve koshary many times during my stay in Cairo.