Where to dine in Cairo?

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Mar 3rd, 1998, 08:32 AM
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Richard
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Where to dine in Cairo?

My Wife and I will be in Cairo for three days in May, where should we go to eat and find good food and value? Thank for your help.
 
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Mar 7th, 1998, 04:14 PM
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A couple of suggestions for Cairo. For inexpensive, authentic Egyptian food in a unique, and a bit funky, atmosphere - try Fefela (sp?). They do not take credit cards, but, it won't cost you very much. If you want to spend more, use a credit card and add some "continental" choices to your menu - try Arabesque. At both places you should have Om Ali for dessert. It is kind of an Egyptian bread pudding, but it is made with puff pastry, nuts, currants, milk and lots of sugar. If you like wine, you should be aware that the Egyptian wines are drinkable and nothing more (the white was the best and the red was our least favorite, there is also an O.K. rose). The national beer is called Stella Beer and there is a local and an export version. There is more consistency to the quality of the export version, but when it is good, the local version is better. We also ate at one of the restaurants in our Hotel (the Marriott) and it was quite good. Have fun.
 
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Mar 7th, 1998, 04:16 PM
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A couple of suggestions for Cairo. For inexpensive, authentic Egyptian food in a unique, and a bit funky, atmosphere - try Fefela (sp?). They do not take credit cards, but, it won't cost you very much. If you want to spend more, use a credit card and add some "continental" choices to your menu - try Arabesque. At both places you should have Om Ali for dessert. It is kind of an Egyptian bread pudding, but it is made with puff pastry, nuts, currants, milk and lots of sugar. If you like wine, you should be aware that the Egyptian wines are drinkable and nothing more (the white was the best and the red was our least favorite, there is also an O.K. rose). The national beer is called Stella Beer and there is a local and an export version. There is more consistency to the quality of the export version, but when it is good, the local version is better. We also ate at one of the restaurants in our Hotel (the Marriott) and it was quite good. Have fun.
 
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