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January 15, 2008

Found – the ultimate runner’s meal?

Filed under: Food — scotsabroad @ 8:27 pm

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Kushari – what is it? It is only the tastiest meal we have had since coming here! It is made up of seven ingredients: macaroni, brown rice, short cut spaghetti, tomato sauce, brown lentils, chickpeas and very crunchy fried onions. Me, Cairo and Lucas are shown eating it in Aswan but the second photo is when we took Ian and Linda for kushari. The first time we tried it we had a very sedate experience outside a takeaway shop in the pedestrianised Aswan bazaar but the second time involved crossing four three lane main roads during peak time traffic in Nasr City (a huge suburb of Cairo). The screaming and death defying road crossing was worth it though as we sat and ate bowls of the most delicious food. Optional extras include chilli sauce or lemony garlicky juice. Our favourite taxi driver, Saba,  tells me that his wife makes kushari but “its not as good as a takeaway”. Sounds like every chinese meal I have ever made in Scotland! I wouldn’t make kushari here either but I could be persuaded to go back to Nasr City for more – only this time I would park on the correct side of the road. P.S. I forgot to mention that when we had finished eating our kushari in Nasr City Linda offered to pay the bill – she is a very clever lady as it came to (for 5 portions and two pizzas) 32 le = £3.20!

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2 Comments »

  1. I can’t quite imagine this! Totally fancy the lemon garlicky juice though… 😛

    Comment by Wendy — January 16, 2008 @ 5:43 pm | Reply

  2. Kushari sounds nice minus the macaroni.

    Comment by Ann — January 24, 2008 @ 10:23 pm | Reply


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