6 must-eat Egyptian foods

Spiced, deep-fried, textured, and bursting with flavour, Egyptian fare is hearty food that sticks to your ribs; follow up all that eating with a refreshing hibiscus juice. Words Jessica Zavolokin.

1. Aish & baba ghanoush

Pocket bread, smoked eggplant and garlic dip

2. Koshari

Rice, pasta and lentils with tomato sauce, onions and chickpeas

3. Mahshi

Cabbage leaves stuffed with herbed rice

4. Falafel

Deep-fried balls made from fava beans

5. Halva

Sesame paste dessert

6. Karakade

Hibiscus juice