12/50.- Cairo, Islamic
Cairo, fruits shop
Local cuisine is rich, but it is not as rich as in other countries
in the region.
In local restaurants you will find some
tasteful courses, like salads, "kofta" (sausages), "kebab",
fresh fish and chicken. Prices are really low. Most restaurants
have the prices on the menu. In the cheapest ones there's no
price list. In these restaurants, you should sit, order and
pay attention when a local pays. They will always try to
charge you the double (at least), but if you know how much locals
pay, the negotiation will be easier.
If you want to taste the local take away
you should look for a falafel shop, where you can buy a falafel
sandwich (the local name is taamiya) or a ful sandwich (a bean
dough). If you are on a hurry, you can also look for a kushari
restaurant. Kushari is rice, pasta, lentils and sauce. Definitely
my favorite was the falafel sandwich.