Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Food in Alexandria!

I apologize for not writing sooner its been crazy this past weeks, I started my new job which to be honest is pretty cool and got sick and now my habibi is sick too. Today is a holiday here in Egypt Sinai Liberation day and I decided to write a few post for you guys.

On my last post I talk about my day trip to Alexandria which was hilarious and I so want to go there again, and now am going to tell you what I eat in Alex. My habibi took me to this great restaurant called La Casetta, this place is really beautiful very rustic and cozy. The service is excellent and the prices are very decent too. We sat at one of the windows overlooking the sea and wow it was very romantic. 

To be honest we were so hungry we drove all the way from Cairo to Alex and didn't eat anything because we wanted to eat pizza. Yes, he drove me all the way to Alex for Pizza my habibi is the best! and he is mine yeay! Ok moving on we do have pizza in Cairo but to be honest this was some damn good pizza and the view and the feel of Alexandria made it all worth while. 

La Casetta is an Italian restaurant and it has all types of pasta and of course pizza. I ordered some good yummy cheese and tomato pizza that was to die for! It was so cheesy and tasty and just to good wow am craving one right now. We also eat some toasty garlic bread that was delicious. One pretty cool thing about this restaurant they have this buttons on the wall so you can call the waiter. 

It's way cool I wanted to push the button since I knew what it was because they come pretty fast and me being a curious being and kind of a kid at heart... I couldn't help myself so thank you to the staff for putting up with me the impossible customer aka me. Am joking my habibi pretty much just let me hit the button to get the check. 

I only took pictures of the pizza before attacking it with a vengeance :) I was hungry LOL and I tried to take a picture of the restaurant but to be honest I was so full I couldn't think straight. Here is a picture of the pizza. 

After this wonderful delicious pizza we took a walk on the Pharos Scenic Path and I do not now how we ate some ice cream! It was so delicious and made with natural ingredients. I do not know the name because to be honest I was so out of it.

The hubby had orange ice cream and it had pieces of orange in it, it was so refreshing and creamy just so good I recommend it 100%. 

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Day Trip!

Last Saturday I receive a huge surprise! My habibi took me on a day trip and the destination was Alexandria! I was so excited to go I felt like a kid at Christmas. The trip is approximately three hours but to be honest is worth it. You can stop in a few places while on the road so is not like is all highway.

Just the entrance to Alex is amazing. They designed like a gate that is greek and the word Alexandria is written in Greek and Arabic.Alexandria is very small compare to Cairo and is soo different I fell in love with it. The ambiance is more laid back and obviously you have the Mediterranean sea  as a background which is pretty damn beautiful. You can smell the saltiness of the sea, the fish of course and well is so relax and to be honest I felt right at home.

I even asked my habibi to move there LOL it just reminded me of home. You can have a great day in Alexandria by just walking along the coastline and eating some good food. That was what we did. We had some awesome lunch, walked and then eat some ice cream.

I know am going to go back again there is absolutely no doubt about it, but if you have time just go visit Alex is so different from the busy Cairo that you wouldn't want to leave. The air is cleaner and the streets are way cleaner too. The designs of the buildings and hotels are very exotic and pretty. If you love seafood well this is the place to eat it.

Things you should do is go see the Citadel is breathtaking is at the end of the coast and well is just impressive. You can visit it is open from 9am-4pm everyday. Here are a few pictures of Alex. Enjoy!

Alex Gate!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Food!! Part VI

Coming back to the food series on my blog today I try something new and of course your the first guys I am going to tell. This food was not one of my favorites to be honest but it doesn't mean is bad. My pharaoh loves this one actually if I think about it he loves Koshari and I don't  like it LOL sooo we have different tastes. 

So the mahshi wara enab yes this is the name of it  is basically the leaves of the grapes and you wash them and fill them with rice and then roll them and voila! ready to eat. The texture is really soft you don't feel like your eating leaves at all and of course the rice comes out really tasty and it gets all the flavor from the leave. 

If you like to eat rice and love eating new things you will definitely love this. I am kind of hard to please when it comes to food and am not saying is bad but is not something I will kill to try again you know what I mean. They refer to this as oriental food so if you are interested try oriental restaurants in Cairo you cannot find it everywhere but am sure most of you will enjoy it. 

Anyways here is a picture of the food. This was made by my mother in law and of course I had to take a picture for you. 

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Holidays people!

I come from a place that we celebrate everything I do mean everything I think we had the most holidays in the world. I was curious as to what holidays does Egypt celebrates, as I found them I decided it to share them with you.

 January 7 - Christmas (Old Calendarists) Celebrates the nativity of Jesus Christ, according to the Oriental Coptic Orthodox Church (Old calendarist)
January 25- National January 25th Revolution [1] Egyptian Revolution Day Celebrates the day of the beginning of the Egyptian revolution
 April 25- Sinai Liberation Day Celebrates the final withdrawal of all Israeli military forces from the Sinai Peninsula in 1982.
May 1- Labour Day
 July 23-  Revolution Day Celebrates the Egyptian Revolution of 1952
October 6 -Armed Forces Day Celebrates the crossing of the Suez Canal by Egyptian forces during the October War

Sad to say they are not much! So I guess looking forward to free days is not going to be my thing anymore :(
Oh well everything changes. I do look forward to Ramadan, I have heard the greatest things about it. Ramadan is a month of spiritual reflection. It last 30 days and they have the greatest decorations so when that comes I am sure to be posting a looot of pictures!

I will say I am missing home already with only 6 national holidays in Egypt compared to the 26!!! you will be enjoying this year! LOL

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Food! Part V

Yesterday was a wonderful day and I have to share with you the great new tasty experience I had. My cute pharaoh took me to eat waffles! and well to be honest they were one of the best I ever tried.

The place is call ChocoMix and is located in Heliopolis, we were in City Stars Mall and its just about a 5 minute drive to this place. It's a little place but is so good. I am a super fan of Nutella so is my other half and well he ordered some Nutella waffles! YUMMY!! It was so good. The waffle was so fluffy and mine was a bit crunchy on the sides just as I like it! and well they were filled with Nutella the guy who made them was not shy at all he just smothered them so much that well it kinda of mmm got on my shirt! LOL

So as always I took a picture of this very yummy and fluffy treat for you guys. Hope you enjoy and please don't be jealous ;).

I am excited to say that while at the mall I discovered that Cold Stone is coming to Egypt!! OMG! I was so excited! The bummer is that is going to be a little far from home but hey at least there is going to be one :) so another good thing for Cairo. 

Until next post everybody. Thank you for reading me and following me. 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Food!!! Part IV

Happy Thursday everyone! Today am going to talk about what Egyptians love to eat and the pictures are directly from a great cook, my mother in law! I hope you enjoy it and to be honest some of these dishes you may find in restaurants but is way better to have it in an Egyptian home.

First off is the Egyptian version of lasagna. Instead of using pasta they use a special bread to make the layers. Is still yummy but with not that much cheese. Usually when I make lasagna I use like four different types of cheese the least. So when you try these is very packed of flavor and a little spicy but soft not crunchy. Here is a picture of it. 

Egyptian Kofta is very very delicious meat. You have some ground beef, onions, bread, and some peppers and  voila! You have a very tasty meat filled with peppers and is very very yummy I love it. Here is a picture for it. You can eat this out too, I was told but this one is straight from my in laws house. 

Last but not least my favorite dish ever and I have to sincerely apologize for not having a picture. I must confess that when this is at the table my ability to wait a minute to take a picture goes out the window. My mother in law made this for me the second day I was here and well let's say every time she does it I just go crazy! and well me and my habibi love this dish we usually fight for the crispy pasta at the bottom of the pan :) Ok so what am talking about is creamy Macarona. This dish is very famous here, it consist of penne pasta, bechamel sauce, chicken and cheese. Boy this recipe is so yummy and soooo creamy you won't stop eating I promised you this is amazing. 

I still have to get my hands on the recipe I believe my mother in law is avoiding me because she just loves to make it for us and she is always ecstatic when we go there. Anyways I will find a way to make this I have to! I need to impress my family when I go to visit and I definitely have to make this. 

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Food!! Part III

I feel like I haven't wrote here forever and is only been two days, anyways am back am having a little trouble with my computer charger. Continuing my food series I want to talk to you about a few yummy things.

Bread in Egypt is delicious! They don't have a special name for it is just the bread they use here to eat and is what we know back home as flat bread. Similar to Pita bread in the shape but totally different in is flavor. Is fluffy and is perfect when you eat it after is done. You can find bread everywhere in Egypt, I think they even sell it on the street. Here is a picture of it. If you buy a lot I recommend you put it on the freezer next day you just heat it up and it tastes delicious.

Egyptians love Feta Cheese they usually eat the bread with feta cheese. They also combined the cheese with different types of spices. My habibi bought a mixture of feta cheese with peppers and herbs and it tastes just too good. I called it Mexican cheese :) so if you can get your hands on it be my guest. Here is a picture.

Last but not least on my post today are dates cookies. They are really an acquire taste not many people will like them but dates is a very original fruit that grows in the middle east with that they make a paste which they use on this cookie. The cookie is a crunchy one and very soft at the same time. Here is a picture. 

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Sunday, April 1, 2012


Today was a very windy day in Egypt and I must say that a little wind makes a mini sandstorm. When I woke up today I felt like I was back home in the middle of a hurricane. It was so windy that you could hear weird sounds on the windows and it was just the air trying to get in.

I did not go out today I just stayed home I mean the groceries can wait until tomorrow but I think am still not use to having sand all over me. I love the beach and am used to the sand but come on is like walking and its raining sand! LOL Anyways my point today is that if you come to Egypt you may found yourself in one of these sandstorms and it's part of the charm I guess.

Next time I would sacrifice my hair :) and take a picture for you guys because is seriously amazing. Putting all the joking aside I believe is a sight to behold I mean not being in it but looking from a window I think you would enjoy it.

For the people that are considering moving in here I must say this makes cleaning hell! Dust is everywhere! Days like today make me go crazy because I clean and then when I think am done there it is a dusty surface again! So find an apartment with good windows and please don't open them in a windy day. Be ready to clean the dust off.

In my house we leave the shoes at the entrance because believe me sand will be all over the place and I will have a fit if my habibi messes my floor. The other thing is have patience while driving because your not going to be able to see very well so you will spend a lot of time in traffic.

Well gotta go people my pharoah just got home :) thank you for following me and reading me! 
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