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Egyptian Streets’ Team Eats: Our Staple Ramadan Dishes on Every Table

March 22, 2023
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Ramandan is a month of togetherness and joy, where family and friends gather over iftar tables and late-night suhoors. The month of Ramadan is also full of flavor and poignant scents—its rich culinary experience cannot be overlooked. From the wonders of savory picks such as sambousak, a savory pastry filled with meat or cheese, to the duality of qatayef, a sweet dumpling often filled with cheese or nuts, and waraq ‘enab (vine leaves) — Ramadan dishes are gastronomic masterpieces. Every table in Ramadan differs from the other, so the Egyptian Streets team recommended their non-negotiable, must have Ramadan dishes on their own personal tables. Torshi and Mekhallel | Amina Zaineldine, Senior Editor “There used to be a lady who sold literally the best mekhallel (pickles) around the corner of my parents’ house, and although she unfortunately passed away, it is because of her that it has become staple in my Ramadan life,” Zaineldine highlights. Sambousak and shorbet lessan asfour | Shereen El Assar, Communications Officer “Shorbet lessan asfour (orzo soup) is a timeless classic, it feels like a warm hug after a day of fasting. Also, I don’t really get…

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