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6 Awesome Places in Wust El Balad to Chill & Eat at

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Wust El Balad has long been the spot with tons & tons of hidden gems. From underground bars to camouflaged restaurants, downtown Cairo is packed with hangouts for all tastes and ages. We collected 8 of those really cool sites for you, so that you’d know where to go the next time you’re lost in Talaat Harb:

1. Eish & Malh (عيش و ملح)

Alcohol: No

Eish & Malh is one of the truly great places in Wust El Balad. The place is owned by 2 beautiful ladies, one of whom is a New Yorker. The food at Eish & Malh is impeccable, but this spot isn’t all about the food. Live music makes a huge part of your experience at the restaurant. Brunch & Jazz, Dinner & Oud are merely a glimpse of what this beautiful destination offers its visitors.

2. Fish & Chips

Alcohol: No

Fish & Chips is a cool new spot in Bab al Louq owned by Randa Shater, 55. With the help of her best friend, Randa was able to re-invent this ancient fish place after buying it from its old owners and switching everything up. The walls are colorful and covered with photographs of old movie stars and kings. The prices are low and affordable. And the atmosphere is warm and cozy. Can’t say there’s anything bad about Fish & Chips, except that we would love it if they consider opening up other branches.

3. Estoril


Alcohol: Yes

Estoril is one of the oldest restaurants in Wust El Balad. With 2 entrances, one of which is almost a secret one that makes you feel super badass when you use it, Estoril marks a spot that is a definite favorite to expats. The place offers a variety of local dishes, though served in small plates; the dishes are delishhhh! The waiters are friendly and the service is pretty good.

4. Felfela

Alcohol: Yes

Nope, not Felfela the foul & falafel place. I’m talking about the other Felfela that’s also located in Huda El Shaarawy street,  right across the street from Estoril. Felfela is one of the oldest Wust el Balad restaurants. The restaurant is spacious and as you see in the photo above, it gives off the essence of being at the zoo. You’ll be dining with birds (real birds) chirping above your head and little fishies swimming on your right. The menu is long and is often confusing, in a good way.

5. Cafe Riche


Alcohol: Yes

Cafe Riche is a historical spot, where legends like Naguib Mahfouz used to hangout back in the day. The place is nice, cozy and relaxing. However, some folks have been complaining about the food recently but it doesn’t matter much because people often visit Riche for its ambience and impeccable Turkish coffee. Add to that; Riche is a quiet place away from the hustle & bustle of downtown, Cairo.

6. Kafein

Alcohol: No

Located on Sherif street, Kafein is the new perfect spot to get your perfect cup of coffee. They have a “particular seriousness about coffee & tea”, says their Facebook page. And guess who the owners are; they’re the same 2 geniuses behind Eish & Malh.

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The Top 7 Places to Eat Wings in Cairo

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What time is it? WINGS TIME! Once again, foodies; we’re bringing you the best spots to enjoy your favorite meals in the city of Cairo. This time, it’s all about the nibbling, picking and gnawing because wings are involved. Here are your top 7 spots in Cairo to up your Buffalo goodness game:

Fun Fact: Wings were first introduced in 1964 in Buffalo, US.

1. The Tap Bar & Grill 


No one can deny the fact that The Tap serves the best chicken wings in town. The wings are tender, flavorsome and 100% fulfilling. Whether you like your wings flaming hot or original, you won’t be let down. It’s better to go on a Sunday during the “All You Can Eat” Bonanza from 6:00 pm till 2:00 am.

2. Yellow Moon


Coming in close are Yellow Moon’s superb wings! Yellow Moon is a new favorite eating hub in Heliopolis and it serves great, unorthodox dishes with moderate prices for those who don’t like compromising the quality of what goes in their mouth. Their precious bucket of wings is served with celery (classic!) and your choice of dip. The experience is unforgettable.

3. Mince


Mince’s wings are tasty AF and it’s a shame that it only takes 2 minutes to completely devour them. The only downside is that they have a standard number of wings that gets served per plate, so you can’t really play with your numbers here.

4. Butcher’s Burger


It is indeed NOT a well known fact that Butcher’s Burger serves one of the best chicken wings in the area and it’s about time you give this thing a try! Guaranteed.

5. Buffalo Wings & Rings


The wings here are hearty and tasty and all, but it frankly depends on the day. Try not to go when it’s too busy during the weekend so not to risk your chance at getting a truly great wings experience. The place centers around serving wings so, you have tons of dressings and flavors to choose from. Also, you can choose the intensity of how spicy you want your wingsies to be!

6. Lord of the Wings


Their wings are delish! I mean, they are after all the lords of the craft!

7. Chilli’s


Again, great wings but it depends on the day so, choose wisely.

 

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Your List of the Top Low-key Asian Restaurants in Cairo is Here!

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Personally, I believe that there a lot of hidden Asian gems in Cairo that we should pay more attention to. Asian food is delicious, yet underrated in Egypt, although it includes so many dishes and tons of exquisite flavors that would definitely cater to any foodie’s taste. For that reason, I decided to create a list for all Asian Noobs to follow in order to get the best Asian food experience in Cairo. Here we go:

1. Joy Luck – Maadi (Chinese)

2. Maharaja – More than 7 locations (Indian)


3. Genghis Khan – Maadi & Rehab (Mongolian)

4. Dragon house – Maadi (Chinese)


5. The Chinese Muslim – Al Abasseya (Chinese)

6. Makino – Zamalek (Japanese)

7. Muitara – Nasr City (Malaysian)

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Ramadan Tents: Your Sohour Nights Guide

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Gatherings are more fun during Ramadan! the peaceful atmosphere and the delicious food make family and friends gatherings perfect.

And since it is the holy month, you can’t miss having Sohour outside where the food is delightful and the live music is all over

Hence, we have brought you these Ramadan tents that you don’t want to miss:

Bab Al Qasr Tent:

Location: Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski – New Cairo

AlHara:

Location: Rivulet, Sheikh Zayed, October city

Wust El Balad Tent:

Location: The Nile Ritz-Carlton, downtown, Cairo

Welad Zawat:

Location: JW Marriott Hotel, New Cairo

Si Omar Tent:

Location: Hilton, Helipolis

 

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