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Hello from Cairo.

The fried chicken shop I introduced earlier is like an outdoor mall in Japan. There are shops and pet shops that sell Egyptian cotton innerwear, but most of them are restaurants, cafes, and food-related shops.

It is hot in the daytime, so the nights are busy in Egypt. I took the picture around 9:30 pm, but the boys are playing well.

The third photo is crowded with shops selling milk-based sweets such as Rods Bellaban, Onmuari, and ice cream.

Egyptian nights are very lively.

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Recently, the number of fried chicken shops is increasing one after another, and although they all have similar feelings, I went to the first shop.

This shop called KANSAS. The store is a little American and cute, isn't it?
There is only a cash register inside the store, and table seats are only outdoors. There are many restaurants like this in Cairo where it hardly rains. When I took the picture, it was just vacant, but it seemed that about 3 seats were always occupied by the replacement. There were quite a few customers taking out.

The second photo is in the state of being carried to the tray. There is fried chicken under the potatoes and bread, so I moved it a little and took the third photo.

As you can't see in the picture, vinyl gloves are included in the new fried chicken shops that are being built these days. You don't have to get your hands dirty if you eat with these vinyl gloves.

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Cairo

Sept. 20, 2021

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Egyptians are very conservative about food and basically don't even try something they don't know.
However, after all, changes have been seen little by little with the times.
Especially for the wealthy, eating sushi has become a status recently, and many sushi restaurants have opened.
From the Japanese point of view, this is not sushi! There are many things that make you want to turn the chabudai upside down, haha.

Even in Egypt, which is conservative for such food, Maharaja, an Indian restaurant, has branches in large malls and street shops.
It's a little expensive, but you can enjoy delicious food that is the same as Japanese Indian restaurants.

Some stores have an Indian-inspired interior, but the interior wasn't very elaborate, probably because it's an open space inside the mall.
Still, there is a PV of an Indian singer on TV, and you can enjoy a little exoticism.

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Cairo

Sept. 20, 2021

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Egyptians love meat.
This is a Yemeni restaurant called Hadarmout, and there are many shops,
This shop in New Cairo is especially popular and you can line up even on weekdays.

In the foreground of the photo, there is plenty of rice on the plate, and Dawn and bone-in meat are on it, which is called Monday.
Egypt eats the same japonica rice as Japan, but Yemen and other Gulf countries eat the same long basmati rice as India, so Mandy is also basmati rice.
The bone-in meat on the top is very tender and can be broken with a spoon.

The sausage-like thing in the back is actually packed with rice, not sausage. It is an Egyptian dish called Montbar.

Behind it are the classic tahina (sesame paste) and salad.
If you apply sesame paste to greasy foods such as meat, the sesame paste will be softened and the food will go on.

The second photo shows the inside of the store.
It's about 3 stories high and it's large enough, but each floor was full.
It's already around 9 pm, but there are many families with young children.
Egyptians are night-time, so boys play soccer on the road even around 12:00 pm.

The third photo is the exterior photo.
The glittering flashy structure seems to be good for Egyptians.

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Cairo

Sept. 6, 2021

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50% off sushi on Instagram only on Wednesday, August! I found the profitable information and went to eat sushi for the first time in a long time.

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The taste was delicious, but it was small! !!
I don't think it can be seen in the photo, but it's about 2/3 the size of Japanese conveyor belt sushi.
The sushi rice is about half the size.

This is all the types of grips.
There are other crabs, but the grip of Egyptian crabs is not very good, just the so-called crab sticks are placed on the dawn and sushi rice as they are (without unraveling).
There was an octopus on the menu, but I was told that it wasn't there. This is also in Egypt.

Others are all unique California roll scrolls.
It's delicious, but it's a little different from sushi for Japanese people.

I expected this too, but when I paid for it, it wasn't 50% off!
I urged him from here and asked him to try again at the cash register.
Even though there is a 50% off promotion on the table. There is really no chance to be alert.

This shop is a chain store with most malls, but it is not a sushi specialty shop, but a cafe restaurant called Cafe Supreme, which also has ordinary menus such as pizza and grilled dishes, so even when I went There seemed to be no other people eating sushi.

It was about 600 yen in Japanese yen with 50% off, so it's still acceptable, but I wondered if there would be any more repeats ...

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Cairo

Sept. 6, 2021

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Last time, we introduced a tour to visit a guide's house where you can see the pyramids, but this time we will introduce a hieroglyphic course tour of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.

Although it is a hieroglyphic course, the tour starts from a very ordinary market.
Actually, some customers said that this market visit was more interesting (?), So I'm not so interested in hieroglyphs and would like to see the local situation that is not a tourist destination! It is recommended for those who say.

There are many large supermarkets such as Carrefour and medium-sized supermarkets in Egypt, and if you go to the supermarket, you can basically find everything, but even so, there are old-fashioned markets such as fruit and vegetable stores, butcher shops, bakeries, and hardware stores. It is everywhere and supports the lives of the common people.

The guide will guide you through the market while chatting with the shop staff.

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Cairo

Aug. 30, 2021

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Have you experienced VELTRA's online tour yet?

Egypt also currently offers four online tours.

The most popular of these is a tour to visit a guide's house that lives right next to the pyramid.
Before going to the guide's house, go to the local Termeiya shop.
Termeiya is Egypt's standard breakfast menu, which is fried broad beans mixed with herbs and Italian parsley. It looks like a Japanese croquette.

Termeiya is delicious even when cold, but after all freshly fried is the best.
This shop is so popular that more and more customers come, so you can buy freshly fried tameiya as well.

It may be difficult to actually come to Egypt, but why not feel the raw Egypt on an online tour?

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Cairo

Aug. 23, 2021

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Krispy Kreme, a popular donut shop from the United States that also has a store in Japan, has finally landed in Egypt! !!
The first store opened in a mall called Arabella Plaza in the 3rd District of New Cairo.
I went on the second day of the opening, and it was a big line as expected!
However, the staff was guiding me properly, and there were quite a few staff members, so I didn't have to wait longer than I was prepared for.

It's an essential donut, but it tastes the same as in Japan! quality!
Even if it's an international chain store, the quality may drop when I come to Egypt for some reason, so I was a little worried, but I'm very satisfied.

The price is £ 15 for the original glazed and £ 21 for the other donuts, which you can buy for donuts or half donuts.
When converted to Japanese yen, it is a little cheaper than the price in Japan.

I don't know the schedule for opening the second store at all, but looking at this popularity, it seems that we can expect more stores in the future.

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Cairo

Aug. 9, 2021

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Eish + Malah is a recommended place to have a cup of tea around Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo.
Eish is bread and Malah is salt.

The customer base is about half foreigners and half Egyptians, there is an English menu, and the clerk can speak English.

It is closer to Ataba station than Taharir Square, but in any case, it is within walking distance. By the way, I walked from around Ramses station at this time, but it took about 20 minutes.

There is also a morning menu, so it is open early in the morning.
Maybe it's a little different from your image of Egypt? It's a nice cafe that makes you feel like you're in Europe.

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Aug. 9, 2021

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It is a state of the Egyptian Museum on July 28.

I think that overseas travel is still a long way off in Japan, but Egypt is visited by many travelers from all over the world.
So, I'm often asked, "Why don't Japanese people come?"

On this day as well, the Archaeological Museum was very crowded, centered on groups.

The burial goods of Tutankhamen have been taken to the Great Egyptian Museum, so I feel a little lonely. The golden mask will be carried just before the opening of the Great Egyptian Museum.
The opening has been postponed for years, but I just hope it will open later this year!

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Cairo

Aug. 9, 2021

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El Abd, a sweets shop near Taharir Square and popular with travelers, has also opened in the Heliopolis shopping mall City Stars near Cairo Airport.

After all, cheap and delicious ice cream is popular.
Previously, there were only vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and mango flavors, but there are also flavors such as pistachio, lotus biscuits, berry yogurt, caramel, and mystica (I don't know the Japanese name, but they are a little sticky like Turkish ice cream). It was increasing.

Inside the store, you can find Arab sweets such as basbousa, Western sweets such as cakes and biscuits, breads such as donuts and Danish pastries, and other shops that sell only at Maurido Annabee (Prophet's Birthday). Confectionery is always available. Drinks such as shakes are also sold, but it seems that this is not very popular because the old birds are always singing.

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Aug. 9, 2021

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About 50 people are newly infected with the new coronavirus in Egypt a day.
The number of people wearing masks has become a minority, and Corona feels like it's over.
At the shopping mall, there is a mask check at the entrance, but most people take a mask after passing there. On the other hand, the staff of the mall does not pay attention.

That's why Egypt's daily life is almost the same as before Corona.
The mall is very crowded.
Egyptians go out at night, so the number of people starts to increase in the evening, and around 22:00 is the busiest time.

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