Feast for your senses

Food forms an important cultural aspect of Egyptian life. It is often central to special ceremonies and events. A food of primary importance in Egyptian culture is the bread. Egyptian cuisine is heavily reliant on legumes. 

The chief national dish of Egypt is foul – fava beans slowly cooked over low heat, and seasoned with cumin, salt, and lemon. Some other dishes to try include the tamiyya and the koshari. Fatta – a layered rice and bread dish served with deep-fried poached eggs and stew is also a delicacy you would want to try.