Tableya Masreya, Cairo, Egypt

Tableya Masreya, Cairo, Egypt

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The City Stars Mall filled with modern stores and restaurants has become quite a destination in Cairo. For me I would always prefer shopping in the charming nooks and crannies of Khan el-Khalili market but there are some restaurants worthy of attention at the mall.

Tableya Masreya is one such spot serving home-style Egyptian food from secret family recipes that are well worth preserving.

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I was taken to Tableya Masreya by Sherif Tamim – a well-known food and lifestyle photographer based in Cairo along with Jackie Haddock – a food stylist. We also met the owner– Khaled who shared his passion for preserving his family recipes and how Tableya Masreya was a vehicle for him to share this with the rest of the world. It all about reminding you of the kind of food that you ate at your grandmother’s table.

 

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We then feasted on a table of real Egyptian delights – they ordered the entire menu I think!

 

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We tried everything from mombar (rice stuffed sausages) to molokheya (homestyle green soup) to Alexandrian Style Koshary and so much more.

 

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Tableya Masreya was my very first meal in Egypt and everyone there really made sure it was a wonderful one. Thank you so much Sherif, Jackie and Khaled – this is one experience I will always remember.

 

Here is some of what we ate:

 

Mombar

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Pickled Eggplants

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Alexandrian Style Koshary with Yellow Lentils & Shrimp

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Baked Rice with Pigeons

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Okra

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Molokheya

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Abazian Style Mashed Lentil with Chicken

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