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JEFF KOEHLER

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August 15th, 2007

savor: Egypt/ Cairo

FELFELA
15 Hoda Sharaawi Street
Downtown
Cairo
20/2.392.28.33

Cairo’s most famous restaurant. Tourists love it – but so do locals. Standard Egyptian dishes done reasonably well in a quirky but comfortable place. Opened in 1959 and little changed between my first visit in 1992 and my latest this spring. Best bets are the smaller dishes – tahini, baba ghanoug, tamiyya, and fuul.
Try: fuul with dekka and a squeeze of lemon.
Eat everything: with plenty of warm pita bread.
The beer: 500 ml bottles of Sakara Gold.
For a faster meal: go around the corner to Felfela Take Away for excellent shawarma in soft buns.

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