Abou El Sid
Abou El Sid (157 Shar’a 26th Yulyu, Zamalek, Cairo) — Held in maroon and brown colors, this cozy restaurant boasts huge chandeliers, Oriental carpets with intricate designs, picturesque tiles, huge tables able to take big groups of people, underlying the legendary Egyptian hospitality and antique furniture.
Choose from their nice array of mezzas and appetizers, such as its delicious Lentil Soup (perfect for those who like it hot), the Vine Leaves served with yoghurt and mint, and the Fried Aubergines with Garlic and Vinegar. Its main dishes include the traditional Molokhiya with Chicken and Rice (served with a special spicy red sauce and extra garlic) and the much-beloved Fettah (Egyptian risotto with yoghurt, meat and tomato sauce). Also on offer such delicacies as Spinach and Veal Tagine served with white rice; the renowned Koshari, or the much-beloved Abou El Sid’s Tournedos Fillet with Chicken Liver and Sauteed Vegetables.