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2011 Ramadan menu series: Our favourite Zamalek cafés

Feel like cafe-ing in Zamalek for iftar? Here’s a compilation of the menus, pricing and phone numbers for everyone’s favourite spots

Dahlia Ferrer, Tuesday 2 Aug 2011
Photo: Sequoia
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Although a home-cooked meal always takes first place for a Ramadan meal, our favourite Zamalak café takes a close number two.

Here are some of our fav’s, complete with pricing and menus. Remember to make a reservation (phone numbers are listed).

Every week Ahram Online will focus on a Cairo neighbourhood that has a nice café culture: Heliopolis, Maadi and Mohandessein. If you have the menus for those spots or would like to add one to this Zamalek listing, send it to artedalia.egypt[@]gmail.com.

Abou El Sid
Normal price: 190LE
50% off discount from the Offerna website
157 26th July Street (behind Diwan)
Tel.: 27359640

One menu set:
1) one chicken broth with orzo soup
2) one appetizer from the following: vine leaves, babaghanoug, oriental sausages, Alexandrian chicken liver, tahine, oriental salad, kishk or stuffed sausages
3) one main course from the following: molokheya with chicken, veal and orzo tagin, koshari, fettah, Circassian chicken, or chicken brochette with rice
4) one Om Ali for dessert
5) one coffee or tea
6) one soft drink

 

Orangette
2 Hassan Sabry St.
Tel.: 27365203

All menus include typical Ramadan drinks and offer
1) lissan asfour soup or chicken cream soup
2) Egyptian tomato and cucumber salad, tahine, tabouleh, pickled veggies
3) “oriental” sweets
Menu 1: LE95
beef filet with mushroom gravy with sautéed veggies and white rice
Menu 2: LE84
chicken in barbecue sauce with sautéed veggies and white rice
Menu 3: LE96
scallop panné  with tomato sauce
Menu 4: LE89
grilled chicken with sautéed veggies and French fries
Menu 5: LE89
cordon bleu with spaghetti sauce
Menu 6: LE110
mixed grill with sautéed veggies and French fries

 

Sequoia
53 Abou El Feda St. (the end of the street)
Tel.: 27350014
They have four menus, starting at LE185 and up to LE250
Iftar menu offering available until 7:30pm

All menus include typical Ramadan drinks and
Mezzas: fattoush, homous, yoghurt, babaghanoug, pickled veggies, tomeyya and tehine, hot stuffed veggies

Menu 1: LE185
Main course: charcoal-grilled boneless chicken with sautéed veggies, French fries or rice
Dessert: rice pudding

Menu 2: LE200
Mezza: all of the previous but with the addition of lebnah with garlic
Main Course:  charcoal-grilled shish tawouk with sautéed veggies, French fries or rice

Menu 3: LE225
Mezza: all of the previous but with the addition of sambousek (cheese or meat) lebnah with garlic and beetroots
Sides:  Turkish meatballs in red sauce, tajin potatoes with meat, with white rice or macaroni with béchamel sauce
Main Course:  charcoal-grilled kebab and kofta with sautéed veggies, French fries or rice
Dessert: Om Ali with nuts

Menu 4: LE250
Mezza: all of the previous but with the addition of mombar and dolmades, sambousek (cheese or meat) lebnah with garlic and beetroots
Sides:  okra tajin with meat, “torly” tajin with meat, chicken in rice, meat in rice, rokak with minced meat or macaroni with béchamel sauce
Main Course:  charcoal-grilled kebab and kofta with sautéed veggies, French fries or rice
Dessert: “oriental” sweets

 

La Bodega
Unfortunately, they will be closed until 8 August.

Five Bells
Also, unfortunately, seems to be closed for Ramadan, denying us having a great conversation on their green, ample patio.

 

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