Thursday, December 18, 2008

If yOu aRe HuNgrY, ThEn EaT.. iF yOu aRe sTaRviNg, ThEn DevOuR..... XD

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

In The Name Of Allah, The Most Gracious And The Most Merciful

Salam...!! So my journal continues..
So what it'll be this time? Let's meet the Egyptian food~!!
hehe..

Well,honestly,if you have the true,pure,genuine taste of malay...or i could say a true malay~~ XD
you'll take time to suit yourself with the egyptians' taste..or perhaps never at all..your tongue and stomach just can't accept it,some even forbid it~~! =_=

ok then,let's start with the most well-known & the egyptians' favourite..yet the most top ranked,blacklisted by the belly of some malaysian students..hehe..Kosyari,that's the beautiful name~~(just exaggerate a little bit,a tiny compliment to it..I don't know what's the meaning,so don't ask.. XD )





Kosyari : maccaroni,spagheti,rice,chick pea,some beans (don't really recognize which bean,but taste like green beans..hehe)..then salsa sauce is added on the top,garnished with fried onion (yeah!my fav!!hehe). the taste....you can imagine yourself...huhu..typical..honestly,kinda dull..plain sour of the salsa(it's made up from tomato).. this is why the malaysian can't accept this well,some eat it,because they are hungry and the have less money..can't afford something else.. XD
we tend to eat meals with multiple taste,we simply can't really accept a plain taste..a meal must at least comes with salty and a little of sweet..that's the basic of the Malay taste..don't you agree??hehe..




next,the falafel and tokmiah team~~!!XD
this one also a famous one,both,malaysians and egyptians..hehe
because of its look;like and almost similar to the indian traditional kueh..
the masalode vadei..
if you see the pic,it's the tokmiah with boiled egg..tokmiah is falafel sandwich;
falafel in a pita bread,together with some vegies... how about the falafel then,it's made up
of beans,some herbs,onions,shaped into a patty,so much like nuggets and burger patties,then
it's deep fried..
tokmiah is a famous breakfast in egypt,you can see the egyptians buying this and eat it by the side of the street,it's a quick breakfast,easy to eat. In a nut shell,tokmiah = local burger.. XP




egyptians love red meat and internal organs like brain,liver and so on..and they eat them mostly
with the bread or making sandwiches. this one is called Sugok..I don't know what it is really made up of,but they say it's meat,compressed into a cylindrical shape,like sausage.. Look at it by yourself,honestly,my 1st time of eating this sugok,the look give my doubtness,and I hesitate to eat it..huhu.. (judge it yourself.....)






So then,let's continue..so what's your 1st expression over the picture above? tasty? or perhaps you would just say, "nah,nothing but just something burnt..or hangit.." =_=
(well,it's quite hangit actually..the cook made it like that on that time..)
this is hawausyi, (again,don't ask me the meaning yet..it's not with me yet.. XP)
minced meat enclosed in a medium-thick dough and it is baked in an oven..that's the very basic of hawausyi,it varies according to place and restaurant,the one in the picture is bought from a famous restaurant,GAD,and it's a little bit special than other hawausyi.
this one is added with tomatoes,capsicums,and more importantly... MOZZARELLA & CHEDDAR CHEESE!!haha..to me,it's no longer belong to the hawausyi family,because it has step into the realm of pizza~~haha..
personally,this is 1 of my favourite,it taste like pizza(almost ALIKE~~!!ahaha.. XD),but way cheaper and bigger than the "real pizza"..(I nicknamed this hawausyi as pseudopizza..haha)
let's calculate:

hawausyi,base+meat+capsicums+tomatoes+cheeses = LE 7.50 (around rm4.50)
vegie pizza,base+vegies+capsicums+tomatoes+cheeses= LE 12 (around rm7.20)

See~~which one is worth of buying~~~~ XP




No worries for the roti canai maniacs and lovers...because the brother of roti canai is here
in Egypt..hehe..the name is Fathirah. Fathirah = pie (they translate it like that,no further details,I read the translation in the menu..hehe)..
Done the same way as it's little brother in Malaysia,it is tebar just like the mamak does..hehe..then is baked with oil on a pan,put in a large oven..(almost like frying... =_=)
the taste also alike,but this one is a little bit dry and crunchy..commonly eaten with sugar,they call it Fathirah Bi Sukar (fathirah with sugar),the fathirah is sprinkled with icing sugar and hot milk is poured over it..nice eaten while hot,but daily taken is never a suggestion due to high oil & sugar containing.. =_=

Well, I think this is all for the 1st episode..hehe..

وَظَلَّلْنَا عَلَيْكُمُ الْغَمَامَ وَأَنْزَلْنَا عَلَيْكُمُ الْمَنَّ وَالسَّلْوَى كُلُوا مِنْ طَيِّبَاتِ مَا رَزَقْنَاكُمْ وَمَا ظَلَمُونَا وَلَكِنْ كَانُوا أَنْفُسَهُمْ يَظْلِمُونَ (٥٧


"And We shaded you with clouds and sent down on you Al-Manna and the quails, (saying): "Eat of the good lawful things We have provided for you," (but they rebelled). And they did not wrong Us but they wronged themselves. "

(Al-Baqarah,verse 57)


Wallahu'alam..

5 comments:

sobirinH said...

this is an interesting post
hmm, i wonder,,i should show u guys some russian food some other times
urgh *kembang tekak*
anyhow, dont eat sausages, they are pure poison!

afiQFaiz said...

owh~thanks~~trying my best to update the post,since there's a lot of food here.. XP

plz do~~it'll help a lot to make those ungrateful malaysian students here to be more appreciative.. =)

MMORPGZONE_Admin said...

Being an Egyptian, I am happy to see you talk about Egyptian food :) Well I had a comment that you have misspelled nearly every food.. lol
I think you have wrote it the way you pronounce it, but uve got some letters eaten or added (Are you that hungry?) :)

I have traveled to many places throughout my life and I must tell you that Egypt is one of the cheapest when it comes to food.. You can have a v good nutritional meal for a pound or two. If you've got the money, you can eat at any fancy restaurant and pay much more.
Prices of Egyptian food at typical food stores are:
Koshary: 2-3.5 pounds
fetir: 6 (veggie), 9 (meat), 15(seafood)
hawawshy: 3-6 pounds depending on size (I once got to eat a big hwawshy for 2 pounds but i doubt if it was not dog meat.. lol)
falafel sandwich: 0.50-0.75 pounds

and btw.. 1US$ = 5.5 Egyptian Pounds


great info dude, keep postin... salamz

afiQFaiz said...

owh,really?? thanks for the comment..since I spelled them according to my language (the bahasa melayu,not english,and yes,again,the phonation is also based on my mother tongue..)..that's why they seemed to be wrongly spelled..

yes, i do agree that the food here is cheap..yet it's relatively the same with my country.. XP

owh yeah,thanks for reminding, 1USD = 5.5 pound..

but..i'm referring to my country's currency.. Malaysian Ringgit (RM)..
XP

tq~!!

Anonymous said...

fathirah bi sukar uh cam sdap!
president,pos kt ak satu!