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JEFF KOEHLER

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August 15th, 2007

savor: Egypt/ Cairo

ABOU TAREK KOSHARY RESTAURANT
16 Maarouf - Shamplion Street
Downtown
Cairo
20/2.577.59.35
www.aboutarek.com

This huge, overlit, and chintzy place among car repair shops serves the city’s best koshary (or kushary). No easy task in a city of 15 million where literally countless street stalls and small restaurants sell this strangely delectable mix of two types of macaroni, rice, lentils, a tart tomato sauce, and a bit of chili sauce, and topped with chewy, sweet fried onions.
You’re warned
: the hot sauce in the silver shaker is truly hot.
Clientele: mechanics, students, married couples, large families.

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