7 (Thu) November 2013
Shish Tawook Rap + Chicken Crispy with Chili Sauce in Vienna Bread
at Shakra to Go (Stars Centre)
-Nasr, Cairo, Egypt-
Conference in Egypt: Day 6 of 7
- Day 1 (4.301 Arabic Spiced Chicken Kofta)
- Day 2 (4.302 Stuffed Pigeon with Rice)
- Day 3 (4.303 Molokheya with Rabbit and Rice)
- Day 4 (4.304 Mixed Grill (Culprit Kofta))
- Day 5 (4.305 Sin Cup Ramyeon)
In Cairo. Here to attend the 1st Expert Consultation on Public Health Law in the Eastern Mediterranean, hosted by the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO). First time in Egypt, first time in Africa.
For dinner, back to the mall again. I regret to eat at the same place twice, but – still feeling a bit woozy in the middle from yesterday’s near-death food poisoning – I wasn’t in the mood/condition to experiment.
Shish tawook is an Arabic dish. Poultry, typically chicken, marinated in light spices and cooked on skewers over direct flame. The meat may be served on its own, with rice and/or potatoes, or wrapped in flatbread as a sandwich. The term derives from Turkish: “skewer = shish” + “poultry = tawook.”
Egyptians really do seem to eat a lot of bread, all kinds, every meal. They invented it, so they’re entitled, I suppose. Come to think of it, the first Egyptian-themed post a couple years back on this blog was a sandwich (see 2.356 Egyptian Sandwich…).
Flying back home tomorrow. I really wish that I’d had a chance to see more of the city, try more of the foods, drink more of the beer. Next time for sure.
(For more details re food, see WHAT)
(For more details re venue, see WHERE IN THE WORLD)