Can you name any restaurants you wish would open in Egypt?
The Cheesecake Factory, PF Changs and IHOP (which I heard will be opening soon).
Where do you think is the finest place to dine in Cairo? Can you tell us why?
Kazoku and U-Bistro are definitely one of my favourites. They offer exquisite food and service; the whole vibe and music gives you a great experience.
What is your favourite:
Appetizer: Shrimp Dynamite from PF Changs.
Main dish: Salmon Teriyaki from Crave.
Dessert: Banana Bread with poached pear from Eatery.
Forbidden love: Mac & Cheese Balls from The Cheesecake Factory.
Foreign cuisine: TexMex and Chinese.
Restaurant Décor: I always feel coziest at Chinese restaurants, but have to say I loved the homey set-up of everything at The Edwards.
Drink: Caramel Frappuccino from Starbucks, anytime, any day.
Describe elaborately your first experience of dining in your favourite restaurant.
I recently mentioned ‘Crave’ as one of my favourite places to have dinner, and it still is. I think the first time I ever went there was a few years ago, at what used to be their only branch in Zamalek; and it was to try the Shrimp Konafa and also their Chocolate Fondant, which to me was their specialty.
What are foods you must avoid at all costs and why?
I have to say Indian food doesn’t always agree with me, because of all the spices; however, recently I went to Maharajah at Ramsis Hilton and asked for the food to be mild, and it was perfect. I also try and avoid foods with lots of dairy and cheese, as I have mild lactose intolerance. Of course, that’s so difficult to do when I’m craving ice-cream or pizza!
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