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Basmatio: Delicious Fast Food with Delivery throughout Cairo

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Salma Tantawi
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Basmatio: Delicious Fast Food with Delivery throughout Cairo

While the
fast food industry is a vastly growing business in Cairo, big fast food chains
often fail to provide Cairenes with fulfilling meals that are easy on the
budget as well. Luckily, just when a fresh addition to the delivery/takeaway
scene was needed, Basmatio comes to the rescue.

Basmatio
started out as a fast food joint in Heliopolis, offering delivery literally all
over Cairo – We still don’t know how they do it! With its affordable meals and
sandwiches, it quickly became a favourite delivery joint for work lunch breaks
and group hangouts. Basmatio deserves a gold star for its food’s neat packaging
that keeps it warm and protected.

Introducing
a concept of fast delicious meals that are close to tasty homemade food,
Basmatio’s menu is packed with mouth-watering choices. Basmati meals include
chicken, beef or seafood toppings that will satisfy every fan of oriental flavour.
If you’re on the go and need a quick bite, they offer value meals that have
less toppings for as little as 9LE.

The kabab
meal (15LE) was quite the introduction to Basmatio’s cooking genius: the meat
was perfectly cooked and chewy enough without being dry. We had high
expectations of the basmati rice – as it is their specialty after all – and
luckily those expectations were met; the thin grains of rice were as light as
air and healthily prepared without a hint of oil.

While the chicken
fungi sandwich (11LE) featured savoury mushroom sauce and generous slices of chicken, the shire chicken meal (14LE) disappointed our
hopes of sampling an exotic Eastern sauce. The chicken was well-done, but its
flavours tasted exactly like that of a typical shawerma.

Worried
about your diet? Don’t worry; Basmatio has diet meals that are just as tasty, minus
the rice and with bread and a salad instead. The marines fish fillet dish with
Caribbean sauce (36LE) is one of those tasty and satisfying diet options.
Although the Caribbean sauce was too spicy, the best thing about the fish
fillet is that it’s healthy and nutritious.

In addition
to the diet meals, Basmatio provides vegetarian, kids and family meals as well. Offering
delicious food, moderate prices and swift delivery service,  Basmatio is definitely worth the try.

360 Tip

Free wi-fi is available. Basmatio now has three branches in Nasr City, Heliopolis and Giza.

Best Bit

Low-priced and delicious oriental meals, with delivery available to everywhere.

Worst Bit

Some items may be spicy without any warning or mention on the menu.

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