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How Konafa Comes in All Shapes and Tastes

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Konafa has been one of the most traditional dessert in Ramadan for as long as we can remember. However, for the past couple of years, Konafa has been changing, it is like everyone was trying to give it a makeover to make it look and taste more modern.

Here are some of the different shapes and tastes of Konfa:

Egyptian Konafa:

 

The traditional Konafa we have all grown up with; usually comes with different nuts, and sometimes cream

Konafa 3al Fa7m:

Syrians blessed us with the Konafa 3al Fa7m

Konafa with Nutella filling:

Because why not combine the best of both worlds?

Konafa with Cheese:

If there is cheese cake, there can be cheese Konafa

Konafa with Mango:

I don’t know who invited this, but I believe we did it

Red Velvet Konafa:

Why?

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Top Ten Best Pizza Spots In Egypt You’ll Have To Try Before You Die!

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Pizza is the greatest cuisine in the world and our favorite food. Mostly everyone in the world has had pizza in some way or form. First, the taste, depending on the topping you choose; pizza can be different for everyone. It can be spicy if you add jalapenos, or choose to spread some red peppers over it. It’s hot, and succulent at the same time. It’s truly a wonderful taste when you take that first bite, and all the flavors of the sauce, cheese, and seasoning go rushing towards your taste buds. Second thing, the sound pizza makes. That crunchy sound you hear when biting into that delicious seasoned crust. It’s like heaven on earth. Another thing that’s great about pizza is how it feels. It has a smooth exterior if done properly. It can also be gooey, and the bread is nice and crusty.

Pizza, the very best option of Italian culture, can also be enjoyed in all variates from classic Italian pizza to the thin and crunchy American pizza. Cairo has it all and we’d like to thank the Italians for their special gift to the world.

Who needs lovers when you’ve got pizza? At least it doesn’t judge you, it’s always warm and tasty, and  not to mention how trustworthy it can be. Pizza doesn’t care if you can’t get over your ex, or that you’re farting the whole time you’re eating it. It doesn’t think that way, it just accepts you with all your flaws. Pizza is a beautiful and perfect human companion and let’s not even try mentioning how loyal it is!

Pizza is love! Anyone who tells you otherwise is just crazy! Pizza is a beautiful thing that the Italians have bestowed upon us. The Earth may be not round and flat, but our pizzas are – and they have given us more reason to live than any of our sad earthly matters. People across the world speak about pizza like it is passion and they may also wear clothes that are drawn on it a pizza for the sake of their love to it so, we decided to make you a list of the best pizza spots in Egypt to help you savor your scrumdidiliumpcious pizza in peace. Therefore, we decided to mention the top ten best pizza cuisines in Cairo!

1.Ted’s:

Talk, Eat, Drink which is shortened and known as Ted’s is known all over Egypt for its aesthetically-pleasing pizza that savor’s our hunger. Ted’s is a veritable explosion of the senses – it’s our very own pizzual-awakening. One final thing to take into consideration is the smell. It’s compelling, and a smell most people around the world know of. When being baked, you can get a whiff of the melting mozzarella cheese, or sauce. It’s an enticing odor. Ted’s pizza has many scents that will have people lined up craving a slice or more. In conclusion, this is why Ted’s pizza is the greatest pizza in the world and my favorite food. Their ingredients are flavoursome, and as fresh as their restaurant’s atmosphere! Chewy and filling never looked so good.

Where: City Stars Centre, Phase 2, Floor 4

Contact: 16885 or 01223000599

2.Vinny’s Pizzeria:

Egypt’s one and only authentic New York-style pizzeria! If you’ve heard of Vinny’s, then you’ve probably heard about their pizza cakes. A jaw dropping, mouthwatering, show stopping, multiple layered topping masterpiece! If you’re ever going to go to Vinny’s to take this giant on, be sure to bring a few of your friends with you because you’ll definitely get a heart attack eating this alone! One bite was enough, more than enough … Layered pizzas in the form of a cake glued together with lots of cheese is what makes 2018 the year we’re all looking forward to! Look at the picture above to get a glimpse of these cheesy monsters yourself. If that doesn’t build your appetite, you’ll be glad to know that Vinny’s serves normal pizzas too. Just make sure you leave room for dessert because their desserts, they’re absolute winners.

Where: Maadi & DownTown Katameya

Contact: 19867

3.Pepenero:

Set in the heart of Korba, this is as close as it gets to being in Italy without having to go through border or visa control. The pizza is very authentic, and surprisingly close to the real deal in Italy. How can we not love Pepenero’s pizza? Seriously, it’s one of the best pizza’s in town! Staring at this picture gives me the urge to grab the phone and place a big order. One of the great things that make pizza look amazing and also makes my mouth water is of course the toppings and cheese. The pepperonis, jalapenos, ham, sausage, etc. They all make pizza unique in it’s own way, but still gives it that awe-inspiring look and heavenly taste. Pepenero also has a a full menu of great Italian food, that will leave you satisfied but for the sake of this list try the pizza there, it’s great. The atmosphere, interior decor, and music is just spot on. It’s a chic restaurant located in Korba – one of our favorite districts of Cairo.

Where: Heliopolis, Korba

Contact: +201010101342

4.IL Divino’s Pizzeria:

Zamalek seems to be the hub of all doughey and mozzarella goodness. Il Divino is a gift to all pizza lovers in Zamalek. With Il Divino Pizzeria, don’t be fooled by the place’s size. It’s tiny, but its heavenly amazing! And if you’re craving a truly unique pizza with impeccable flavor, then this is the first place you should head to. They’ll deliver steaming hot pizzas right to your doorstep too. There seems to be a focus on authenticity at Il Divino given the thickness of the dough, use of fresh products, and distinctly Italian flavors. Our mouths are watering just thinking about it! The pizza was pizzeria perfect. How could it be anything else from IL Divino’s Pizzeria. They could make bread like no-one else and they used a pizza stone. There were even herbs in the dough. Like all their other home-baking it was mostly wholewheat, yet still so light. The sauce had chunks of tomato and the topping was three cheeses. There was nowhere in the world that sold pizza like this, and even if they did it wouldn’t be as good. This was pizza IL Divino’s made, what could be better than that? Want to enjoy a cheesy, fresh pizza? Head to IL Divino’s Pizzeria!

Where: Zamalek

Contact: +201012228818

5.Andiamo Pizza Garden & Bar:

Andiamo, the true meaning of the epitome of oven-baked crispy mouthwatering pizza! There, the nights are always young and free, the humans have bodies that look like they don’t eat nearly enough pizza, and fresh icy cocktails really settle well with those cheesy bites! I love pizza but not any type of pizza, it’s a Andiamo’s pizza! With the dough, tomato sauce, olives, peppers, meatballs, artichoke, and cheese that makes my mouth water like an uncontrollable sinks faucet! I like these kind of pizza, especially Andiamo’s pizza because it’s one of the more healthier, refreshing, and “exploding with flavor kind of pizza.” The soft and warm pizza dough makes the pizza nice and chewy. I don’t know about you, but I like my pizza chewy and soft rather than hard, like the crust for example. Then there’s the tomato sauce and sometimes, there are chunks of tomato’s mixed in there with the sauce. The sauce is a key part of the pizza because it’s sort of like the juice of an apple. And the veggies, even though there not the BEST tasting thing in the word, on pizza they taste better than candy. Andiamo is just the place to get a gourmet pizza because nothing says great pizza like home made pizza dough!

Where: Tagammoa El Khames & Heliopolis , Omar Ebn El Khatab St.

Contact: 01063323333 , 01012059844 , 01066259439 , 01090042261 , 01003522666 , 01022601494 , 01005509948 , 01090936884 , 01119555253

6.Maison Thomas:

Maison Thomas in Zamalek, right across from Marriott Zamalek, serves amazing Italian pizzas with an especially thin crust and lots of mozzarella cheese on top. The restaurant’s menu is focused on authentic Italian pizzas, there are over 25 different types, ranging from vegetarian versions to personal creations with inventive combinations, such as pizza fugazza Monaco with smoked roast beef or pizza basterma with pastrami. Maison Thomas also offers a wide range of pasta dishes, French baguettes, hot sandwiches, quiches and a few salads as a healthy option. Maison Thomas really needs no introduction. It’s been around since the 20s and still manages to be one of the most popular pizzerias in Cairo with branches popping up everywhere. You can’t beat the “Mexico” pizza topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, cheddar cheese, chicken, sweet corn, onions, green peppers and hot sauce. And if that doesn’t get your mouth watering, try their Margherita, Marina, or Hot Dog pizza. The overload of toppings will awaken your lust for life.

Where: Mohandeseen, El Rehab, Zamalek, Maadi, Sheikh Zayed City (Arkan Plaza), Heliopolis, Nasr City (Citystars)

Contact: +201224336986

7.Olivo Pizzeria & Bar:

Olivo is one of our favourite pizza spots, although it doesn’t deliver, sometimes you just have to go that extra step for a slice of heaven. How can we not? Olivo’s pizza is like Friday, the meaning of true happiness. You can eat at the pizzeria and bar or take your pizza to go. You could also surprise your beloved one by buying Olivo’s signature Bresaola pizza with arugula which is heavenly mouthwatering, and take it home and watch a romantic movie or a comedian one! With limited seats, this is a place where you can take a date, a couple of friends, or go alone to get a few beers to wash down what’s clearly one of this city’s best. This quaint little bar and pizzeria is just the place to to go for a date.

Where: New President Hotel, 22 Taha Hussein Street

Contact: 01026444475

8.Tutti Matti:

Like we need to take this any further describing the bliss that is everything coming out of this establishment’s kitchen, but just in case you need convincing feast your eyes on this beauty. As the friendly waiters come to give out the range of pizzas you’ve ordered, I cant stop my mouth from watering at the sight of the flaky brown crust. The big red pepperonis look like rafts sitting on the surface of the majestic sea of cheese. As I lean over the plate I can’t help but take in its heavenly aroma. The fresh scent of the sauce tickles my nose. As I sprinkle on red peppers the new spicy smell kicks my hungry into overdrive. Then, as I pick up my first slice I get goose bumps. As I feel the soft texture when I grab my first slice makes my heart race. The warm kiss of the grease as it drips onto my hand burns so good. Finally as I bite into temptation its like I’m on another planet. One filled with a hot delicious taste that warms my body with each bite. The spicy kick that makes my lips pucker with every delicious bite send me soaring with the stars. Without a doubt no other food can compete with how amazing Tutti Matti’s pizza is.

Where: Maadi & City Stars & 49 Road 9

Contact: 01122500000 , 0227507750

9.Porta D’oro:

This is one of Cairo’s most popular Italian restaurants boasting some of the best pizzas in town. It’s a charming restaurant that offers you deliciously cheesy pizzas that will leave you totally satisfied. One of our top 9 most absolute foods to eat so far that I discovered would have to be Pizza in particular, Porta D’oro’s pizza. Each ingredient on its own has its delicious stomach growling smell. The faint meaty smell of Bacon, Porta D’oro’s unique dough cooked through smells like a bakery, the gooey creamy smell of cheese, and the zesty smell of pepperoni. All together the smell is appealing. Every time I decide to head to Porta D’oro’s pizza with my choosing of toppings I like the wooden pizza utensil coming out of the kitchen to see a transparent cloud of steam rise up and fade away. But the steam is like fireworks in the beginning of a show and the show hasn’t started yet not until I see the variety of pizza slices topped with a generous amount of juicy, shiny, ingredients; the show has started. I reach for a slice and when I have it in my hand I can feel it’s hot. I sometimes press down a little too hard and can feel a crunch under my fingers so I tear that piece apart and I can feel the gooey soft cheese slowly tearing apart. When I take my first bite almost in 2 seconds I can taste the pizza complimented with spices under the creamy cheese and the zesty pepperoni dancing with the candy of meat, bacon. If the pizza is fresh from the oven I can hear the sizzling of meat and the rough sound on the bottom of the pizza makes for a great devouring grip. It’s nearly silent when I chew but I can still hear the juicy sounds swishing in my mouth. There are no wacky or bizarre pizzas here. Lastly, Porta D’oro focuses on serving beautiful classic pizzas including the Margherita and Napolitano. Staff is friendly, and service is prompt. A good overall experience we’d recommend to all.

Where: Dokki, Sheikh Zayed City (Americana Plaza)

Contact: 19281

10.La Pizza Alforno:

The gorgeous visible oven in the middle of the restaurant is something to admire, a great touch. We love a restaurant that has nothing to hide. La Pizza Alforno is a charming restaurant with two branches, one in the Nile City Towers, and another in Citystars. The pizza has a deliciously smokey flavor, and the use of high quality of ingredients is a big bonus. The “Dalida” pizza is by far one of our favorite pizzas in Cairo. This beauty is topped with tomato sauce, cheese, oriental sausage, sauteed onions, chilies, and oregano. A lovely pizzeria worthy of a place among the top 10.

Where: Cornich El Nile (Nile City Towers), Nasr City (Citystars)

Contact: +201204094444

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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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