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    Mohammed Ahmed: Wonderful local food, and cheap too!

    by illumina Written Jan 22, 2010

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    Mohammed Ahmed has a reputation as the king of fuul and ta'amiyya - we were led here by the Lonely Planet - and I have to say, it's thoroughly deserved. We had the best fuul in our whole trip here, and the ridiculous thing was, it was probably the cheapest too. No tourist rates here - we were charged, if I remember rightly, 12.5LE, which was £1.25. The waiters and manager were so friendly as well!

    Handily, there's an English menu.

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    bakery in Semouha, main street: Best Gulash (Baklawa) (Sweets)

    by zuhur Written Apr 13, 2009

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    Cannot remember the name! But this bakery is along the main byway in Semouha not far from Sidi Gabr. It was so crowded with locals that we couldn't get into the shop, finally on the third night there, we decided we had to try it. So ask someone where the sweets are (feen hilwiyaat?) & I'm sure you'll find it.

    Favorite Dish: The gulash is out of this world! Gulash is the Egyptian equivalent to baklava. This type has a slightly creamy filling. I am very picky and have never liked any pastry in Cairo as well as the ones in Syria or Lebanon, but this is great.

    The basbousa is excellent too.

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    Gad: Great shawarma

    by chizz Updated Jan 7, 2009
    Gad for shawarma - Alexandria branch

    Gad is a chain of takeaway cafes/restaurants in Egypt which specialize in shawarma (kind of like donner kebab) - and tasty and cheap shawarma at that!! A large cost us 7.50LE. They also sell burgers and other snacks.

    Favorite Dish: SCHWARMA!!

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    ABDEL WAHAB or ABD WAHAB: The best lamb chops on the planet

    by zanzooni Updated Aug 2, 2007

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    Clean, spacious, with an old world feel, I felt comfortable from the moment I entered. The staff was more than attentive, which is something very uncommon I found while dining in Egypt. The moment we sat down, our drink orders were taken and promptly delivered. The mezze arrived just as quickly. There was a longer delay for the main course to arrive, as the meat is grilled, but it wasn't an issue for us as we had just polished off beans, cheeses, salad and bread.

    Favorite Dish: We had a platter of different grilled meats:chicken, beef, and lamb. The lamb chops were something else. I've never tasted anything so delicious and next time I shall just order the lamb. The meal started out with the traditional mezze, a variety of appetizers. I enjoy this part of the egyptian/arab meal. I think they have the most healthy appetizers, unless you consider plain salad an app. Then came the main meal. The smells, the taste....I thought this was the best meal I had my entire stay in Egypt.

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    traditional&local Egyptian food: Koshari - must have!

    by Aschafer Written Aug 20, 2006

    Once in Egypt, try koshari. it's a dish made of pasta, tomato sause, lentils, topped with fried and dried onions on top. Despite a lot of carbs, it's just tasty and cheap. You can find it at any regular restaurant.

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    Hosny's: Like being in a barn

    by uglyscot Updated Apr 21, 2006

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    This restaurant looks as if it is situated in an old warehouse. It is spacious with no frills, but the service is excellent and the food too.
    It is obviously well patronized by the locals as we saw no other tourists.

    Favorite Dish: fofta, kebab and stuffed vine leaves with all the dkps. There was a lot so I was not able to eat it all.

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  • traditional&local Egyptian food: some egyptian dishes recomendation

    by senkayu Written Aug 2, 2005

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    There r many small places that serve this kind of food, nothing fancy and mainly for locals, so you can find it all over town. Foe coshari I can recomend Misho in Ibrahimia for coshari and pies, and Goha in Cornish for sahleb. Saber is a famous sweets shop that you can not make a bad choise in. If you insist on more western look but still egyptian taste, try Tikka. Enjoy and explore!!

    Favorite Dish: there are couple of things you will not find in guides but you should try in order to get the real taste of Egypt. Many people already know about koftah and kebab, but i would recomend foul ( cooked and smashed beans with tomato...very special) coshari (few mixed types of pasta with sause, yummy) egyptian pies (salty and sweet), plus sweets like conaffa, belilla or sahleb in winter (warm milk with coco and nuts, wheat...beautiful)

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    traditional&local Egyptian food: Fast Food Resturants in Alexandria.!

    by siso010 Written Jul 21, 2005

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    This is a list of some fast food resturants in Alexandria including international resutrants like McDonalds and Pizza hut and Egyptian like Mo`men and Cook Door.

    1-McDonald's Resturants

    A-McDonald's Smouha
    Victor Amanwiel Street,Smouha

    B-McDonald's Downtown
    Safia Zaghloul street,Raml Station.

    C-McDonald's Loran
    25 Ekbal street,Loran

    D-McDonald's Ibrahimya
    24 Lageteh Street,Ibrahimya.

    E-McDonald's Corniche
    253 Corniche road,Roshdy

    2-Mo`men Resturants "Recommended"

    A-Mo`men Downtoan
    Raml Station

    B-Mo`men Smouha
    Commercial center of Smouha,Smouha

    C-Mo`men Miami
    89 Khaled Ebn El-Waleed Street,Miami

    D-Mo`men Betach
    Betach Street,Agamy

    E-Mo`men Maamoura
    Maamoura beach,Maamoura

    3-Pizza Hut resturants.

    A-Pizza Hut Maamoura
    Maamoura Beach,Maamoura

    B-Pizza Hut Smouha
    Victor Amanwel Street,Smouha

    C-Pizza Hut Agamy
    Shahr El-Asal street,Agamy

    4-Bon Apetit Resturants.

    A-Bon Apetit Smouha
    Zahran City Mall,Smouha.

    B-Bon Apetit Ramada
    Hotel Ramada,Sidi Beshr

    5- Several Resurants

    A-Galina Chicken
    27 Victor Amanwel front of Smouha club,Smouha

    B-Fast Break Resturant
    Lageteh Street,Ibrahimya

    C- KFC Smouha
    Victor Amanwel Street,Smouha

    D-KFC Downtown
    1 Saad Zaghloul St,Raml Station

    E-KFC Corniche
    Corniche Road,Roshdy

    F-Cook Door. "Recommended"
    Hatem Mosque street,Smouha commercial center,Smouha

    G-Cook Door.
    37 Shaarawi street,Loran

    H-Pizza Station "Recommended"
    Hatem Mosque street,Smouha commercial center,Smouha

    I-Shami Syrian food.
    Hatem Mosque street,Smouha commercial center,Smouha

    J-Abo Rabiee Local Egyptian food
    Hatem Mosque street,Smouha commercial center,Smouha

    K-Safawany meat and fish
    Hatem Mosque street,Smouha commercial center,Smouha

    Favorite Dish: You who will choose :)

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    Mohammed Ahmed: FooooooooooL & Taamia

    by siso010 Written May 21, 2005

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    Mohammed Ahmed is still the famous resturant in Alexandria and maybe all over Egypt.
    They give a decent plates of beans and Taamia.
    I like Alexandria bean plate they make it very good.
    also try fried cheese as you will not eat it everywhere else:)

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    Balbaa Village: Enjoy a mix grill party.

    by marenloo Written Jul 20, 2003

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    It's a very big restaurant with several storeys, very suitable for making parties , birthdays and even weddings.
    It's a unique case for restaurants because of its size and its style which is in between public and modern style.

    Favorite Dish: All sorts of mix grill.

    Related to:
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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    TIKKA: Egyptian Taste ..

    by noura Updated Nov 7, 2002

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    well..well !! .. its not only local food , also international .. but the Egy food in this restaurant is DELICIOUS ..
    important that its clean , wide , luxury , open-buffet salad , air-conditoned + its looking better spectacular view .. so u can see the eastern port that full of fishing boats , u can see the citadle , and enjoy the old town too..

    Favorite Dish: SHISH KABAB .. WOWWW .. SUPER .. try also the other oriental like " wara' el enab"

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    Try the small places in the...

    by ianrmillard Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Try the small places in the streets west of Ramla: Arab specialties...I prefer savoury, like falafel (taamiya), but if you like sweets, try Om Ali ('Ali's Mother'), the quintessential Egyptian dessert item.

    Favorite Dish: Taamiya. And, of course, 'ahwa mazboot', slightly sweet Turkish coffee.

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    no special restaurant: just...

    by MProcher Written Aug 24, 2002

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    no special restaurant: just walk along the corniche and you will see many restaurants which are good in quality (especially fresh seafood) - choose one you like from the location and atmosphere

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