Saturday, March 06, 2010


Saturday 6 March 2010

Our dinner tonight was a bunch of small dishes called "mezze." It's like tapas, where you eat a bunch of bite-sized salads and sides, and is quite common here in Egypt.

Starting at the white dish in the foreground and going clockwise, we had: soft white cheese with olives, spiced meatballs in a tomato sauce, fried triangles stuffed with meat and veggies, smoked beef with beans (one of the most amazing dishes i've ever eaten), a cold lentil salad, cucumber yogurt salad with mint, baba ganoush (eggplant puree dip), and pan-friend veggies in the middle. All eaten with tons of fresh wheat bread - yum!

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