6 Cairo Restaurants That Do Fantastic ‘Fatta’ and ‘Rokak’ Dishes
There’s nothing quite like a classic, home-cooked Egyptian meal, especially during an occasion. With Eid Al-Adha all but here, it’s the kind of holiday whose traditions are tied up with food – yes, we’re talking about Fatta and Rokak.
Granted, those to particular dishes are best eaten at a family dining table amongst more relatives than you realised you had, but the aura of the Egyptian kitchen can be found across Cairo’s restaurant scene, which is why we’ve put together a list of eateries that not only serve genuine Egyptian food all year round, but also guarantee an exceptional home-style Eid dining experience this week.
With authentically homemade food, Al Khal is considered one of the top Oriental restaurants in Egypt’s capital. Located inside the InterContinental CitystarsHotel, Al Khal’s scrumptious festive food includes Rokak Bel Lahma (meat) ( 35LE), Fatta with veal knuckles (115LE) and Fatta with lamb shanks – the true definition of family-style Eid experience.
A hefty meal that might leave you feeling a little drowsy afterwards is what Abou El Sid promises to deliver. Just make sure you try out their Fatta with kawarea tajin (76LE) made a la the Abou El Sid.
Following classical Egyptian recipes in all of their dishes, Sikh Mashwi offers a true Egyptian culinary experience on the Agouza Corniche. It might not be located in the trendiest areas, but their Rokak with meat (34LE) is as good as it gets.
Boasting various Fatta dishes – from Fatta Tajin (19.75LE) and Fatta with kawarea (79.5LE) to Fatta with lamb (99.75LE) and Fatta with pan-fried meat (79.50LE) – Om Hassan also serves juicy and crispy Rokak with minced meat (49.75LE) ensuring some typically gluttonous Eid dining.
Another restaurant offering a relaxing Eid experience by the Nile, Casino Hamam is known for its signature dishes such as grilled pigeon (80LE), Molokheya with chicken (50LE) and of course the most sought after Eid platter of all, Veal Fatta (65LE) and Fatta with kawarea (60LE).
Adding a Lebanese restaurant to this list might seem like sacrilege for some, but located inside Four Seasons Nile Plaza in Garden City, Zitouni offers some toothsome Egyptian dishes, too. It’s one of the more expensive options, but it’s generously portioned Egyptian Fattah with lamp (145LE) is well-executed and worth every penny.