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Abo Ahmed

Abo Ahmed: Delicious Fiteer in Nasr City

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Salma Tantawi
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Abo Ahmed: Delicious Fiteer in Nasr City

No matter
how fattening it is, good Egyptian fiteer is a dependable comfort food, and the
more it’s laden with delicious ingredients; the better. Although it offers a
variety of dishes, Abo Ahmed in Nasr City is particularly famous for its delicious
fiteer and grilled meats.

restaurant is more suitable for takeout or delivery, mainly because it’s often crammed
with customers waiting for orders or sitting in the outdoor area overlooking
the busy street. Abo Ahmed’s delivery service is excellent and takes very
little time to reach your house as long as you’re in the vicinity of Nasr City
and nearby areas.

The fold-out
menu is packed with various dishes ranging from the 10LE kabab sandwich to
the seafood pizza and on-demand dishes; meaning you can order whatever you’d like
to eat, even if it isn’t on the menu. Pizzas start at 15LE for a medium margherita,
and the smoked turkey pizza (28LE) is the way to go with its perfect crust. You
can add extra cheese for only 3LE.

Abo Ahmed is all about the fiteer. The fiteer is made with just the right
amount of ingredients and isn’t too greasy as with other fiteer places. This
reviewer tried the mushroom fiteer (19LE) with a salty mix of cheese, tomatoes
and black olives. The fiteer was filling yet the crust can be a bit dry for
some. Other flavours include chicken fiteer (18LE), cheese lovers with seven
kinds of cheese (25LE) and seafood fiteer (28LE).

meats and seafood take up the rest of the menu. A kilo of chewy grilled kabab with bread and salad will set you back 120LE, while a plate of calamari
and rice only costs 5LE.

If there’s any room for desserts; then take a peek at the
sweet fiteer section for a baked and syrup-covered chocolate fiteer (14LE) or
simpler Boughasha pie with powdered sugar (5LE), though the latter was far less
sugary than it should be.

Abo Ahmed
makes a great collection of traditional Egyptian cuisine despite its small
space and location on a crowded street. The deliciousness of the buttery baked
goods almost makes up for their high calorie count; though their food might not
be a wise choice if you’re on a diet.

360 Tip

All of Abo Ahmed’s dishes are cooked with traditional ‘baladi' cooking fats. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Best Bit

Hot food, neatly packed and swiftly delivered.

Worst Bit

Dining at Abo Ahmed isn't going to be a good experience ambience-wise, and it's impossible to park anywhere nearby.

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