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Anthony Bourdain Egypt : All Of The Restaurants Picked On No Reservations

When Anthony Bourdain visited Egypt on his show No Reservations, he and his crew picked many restaurants. Here are all the addresses and the dishes showcased in a convenient list.

This is No Reservations, season 4, episode 18. It first aired on August 25, 2008.

DISH – Ful

WHAT IS IT?

Anthony Bourdain had a Ful which is an Egyptian breakfast made of fava beans, oil, garlic, chili pepper and other spices with pickeled vegetables and Egyptian flatbread.

“It’s basically really nutritious filler. A way to fill your stomach for real cheap. They call it a rock in the stomach. It’s actually pretty good.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Attaba Square
Ghayt Al Adah, El Mosky, Cairo Governorate 4284010, Egypt
Cairo, Egypt

DISH – Pigeons

WHAT IS IT?

Anthony Bourdain had pigeon. The pigeon is stuffed with rice seasoned with cinnamon, cardamum and bayleaf then simmered in stock. It’s then rolled in spices then seared into pan and served with salad and pickled vegetables.

“Utterly delicious by the way, no two ways about it. You don’t have to be an adventurous eater, just dig in. They’re great.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Farahat
35 Darb Aya, Ghayt Al Adah, El Mosky, Cairo Governorate 4284130, Egypt
Cairo, Egypt

DISH – “Egyptian Fast Food”

WHAT IS IT?

Anthony Bourdain visited Abou Tarek located in Cairo, Egypt.

They had koshary that is made of rice, spaghetti, black lentils, and chickpeas topped with fried onions with sauce on the side and vinegar and garlic condiment.

“Very affordable if not cheap, nutritious ’cause of the beans and lentils and it fills you up.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Abou Tarek
قريب من دار القضاء العالى، 16 ش معروف, Champollion Rd، تقاطع, Egypt
Cairo, Egypt

DISH – Egyptian Tea and Shisha

WHAT IS IT?

They had tea and smoked a hookah.

“Well I had to say the shisha did make me feel better. Great for my emphysema too.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Koshtomor Cafe
Cairo, Egypt

NOTES

Unfortunately, the exact address of this cafe is unknown.

DISH – “Roasted Meat”

WHAT IS IT?

They had kofta, sausages, lamb chops, lamb testicles, baba ganoush, tahini and salad. They also tasted “Egyptian whiskey”, which is pickling liquid from a vegetable jar.

“Oh yeah! Squeak between your teeth delicious.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Al Rifai Roastery محمصة الرفاعي
38FW+MM8، كيلانى محمد كيلاني، مساكن المهندسين، مدينة نصر، محافظة القاهرة‬ 4451620
Cairo, Egypt

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