Thursday, April 10, 2008

Egyptian Fast Food..take one


This is koshari, a mixture of pasta, brown lentils, chick peas, rice, fried onions, a tomato sauce, a vinegar/cumin/garlic sauce, and an optional really hot chili sauce. This particular koshari was being consumed at El Maalim Koshari (The Koshari Boss) right next to the Sultan Hassan mosque and the Rifai mosque in old Cairo. Cost for lunch was about $4.

5 comments:

jo ann swanberg said...

it looks good!! For $4.00, here in my Seattle area( U.S.)You might get just a loaf of bread, and maybe a piece of sliced cheese. Too bad I am so far away... I am hungry for beans!!

Lori said...

delicious looking. and cheap too!

USelaine said...

I love seeing local food, and this is a lovely shot with great light.

Dina said...

Koshari! So it really exists! Thanks for the proof. Just recently I learned about koshari on a blog and tried making it. Your table at El Maalim Koshari looks so inviting. Sachteyn!

turtle said...

yumm!