12 Apr 2013
The white walls, the Picasso prints and the faux crystal appliques give Delano an air of trendy class and elegance.
Upon entering the Zamalek restaurant, one automatically picks up on the red couches and the art deco chairs, both...
07 Apr 2013
Celebrity chef Bobby Chinn — the popular Asian-fusion food entrepreneur, writer and TV personality — made his start redesigning Vietnamese dishes at his two world-renowned restaurants in Vietnam, but is adamantly averse to...
03 Apr 2013
If you are looking for a comfortable space to relax and perhaps watch a game, Koy Lounge & Restaurant may be just the place.
Koy’s contemporary interiors provide a fresh and welcoming air while the high ceiling adds a pleasant...
23 Mar 2013
On Saturday, as I was trying to get through my usual weekend rituals, I noticed that Zamalek had come to a complete standstill. As we approached the Aquarium Grotto Garden, I saw that groups of people of all ages were gathered to explore...
14 Mar 2013
In an attempt to catch up with its trendy neighboring district, Zamalek, Mohandiseen has recently welcomed its first “street food” takeout restaurant, Kebda wa Sogo’e. The small eatery on Gamet al-Dewal Street caters to...
10 Mar 2013
Purchasing chocolate is not an easy task. While it may take you seconds to pick a candy bar at the kiosk, picking a good chocolate from a chocolatier, especially in a country that is not well-known for its fine chocolate, can require some...
27 Feb 2013
At first glance, Al-Shami Shawerma could be just another Egyptianized Syrian sandwich shop catering to the lunch rush around Hosary Square in the 6th of October settlement in Giza. But the Syrian dialect of this new restaurant’s...
13 Feb 2013
When Saleh al-Bashir, now 76, moved to Cairo in 1985, there was no kesra, or traditional Sudanese bread, to be found.
So after two years, missing the sour taste of this Sudanese staple, he began to bake his own bread, just as his mother...
03 Feb 2013
Over the years, this column has gone to great lengths to disparage the dining offerings available on Cairo’s suburban fringe. At the same time, I’ve resolutely asserted the dynamic interestingness available within the city...
29 Jan 2013
As vegetarian diets continue to grow in popularity around the world, more and more Egyptians are making the shift to healthy, plant-based diets.
There is increasing awareness about how saturated fats pose serious health risks and are...