Abu Tarek

Top choice


in Cairo

‘We have no other branches!’ proclaims this temple of kushari (mix of noodles, rice, black lentils, fried onions and tomato sauce). No, the place has just expanded, decade by decade, into the upper storeys of its building, and continues to hold on to Cairo's unofficial 'best kushari' title. Eat in, rather than takeaway, to check out the elaborate decor upstairs.

Order the 'special' for the all-important extra chickpeas and fried onions.