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Apparently You Need to Start Saving Up For Kahk!



Ramadan is almost over, and Eid is coming your way, meaning that Kahk Season is finally upon us! But it also means that businesses will still find their way into making money over the holidays.

One of the most well known paisteries shops in Egypt has announced the prices of their Kahk this year, and people are going nuts over their unreasonable prices!

Apparently, they had to announce this early; so people can start saving up from now.

Despite everything, I do appreciate the sense of humor of Egyptians, and here’s a glimpse of how some people are reacting to the news…


Even though Le Carnival has proved over the years, that their quality is a top notch one. The price remains quite hefty, and it doesn’t make sense to have to pay such an amount, even if the texture of the Kahk is a good one, and it doesn’t leave any unpleasant after taste because of their premium ingredients. It is still, Way.Too.Much. 

Still, I don’t think any sane person would pay this amount, especially if there are several substitutes, and very good ones as well.

For instance, Nola is offering a Kilo of Kahk and Petite Four for only 160 EGP. However, some claim that they taste more like a cookie than kahk.

There is also Dukes, who also offers premium products, and they as well, are celebrating Eid earlier this year.

Another recommendation is Sedra, this is their third year in a row to be offering excellent Kahk, it is consistent with quite reasonable prices.

The thing is there are countless of other options, but one question remains, when will businesses stop taking advantage of the holidays? It is already apparent in Ramadan, what with all the tents, Iftar set menus and expensive Sohour.

Now, they are stealing the joy of the holiday, to earn more money.

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The Kahk Guide and Recommendation For a Delicious Eid




Egyptians all now agree on one thing and that is they can’t wait any longer to have their first morning breakfast and enjoy a fulfilling cup of coffee.

It is a tradition that we all got used to and look forward to doing whether Eid is tomorrow or on Wednesday (let’s just all hope that it is tomorrow) for we can’t wait any minute longer.

Another tradition is having Kahk for breakfast and if it is not homemade, then one of the following bakery shops is your go to place. Don’t worry, it won’t cost a fortune and they are recommended by well-known food bloggers so the taste is guaranteed!

1- La Poire 

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قرّب العيد كل عام و إنتو بألف خير يا رب .. مين مستني هاي اللحظة☝🏻☝🏻 اللي في الصورة زيّي 😍 لان شو العيد من غير كحك؟ .. انا من عشاق الكحك المصري و بصراحة ما بعرفش اعمله على اصوله برغم كمية الوصفات الموجودة بس بحب استمتع بيه من غير تعب كدة و بمزاج .. و يا سلام عليه الصبح أول يوم العيد أحلى فطار بالنسبة ليا .. كحك من لابوار ريحته و طعمه و لا احلى.. فنجان قهوة الصبح اللي وحشنا طول شهر الصيام .. انتو بتحبوا الكحك مع ايه؟ شاي و لاقهوة؟ و محشي ايه؟ @lapoireegypt أحلى كحك ❤️

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Recommended by Chef Mai Yacoubi who praises the taste of their Kahk and smell of course. They come in plenty of flavors including agameya, date, malban and walnut. Also, don’t miss out on their wide range of delicious petite fours and biscuits.

Price range: 150-200 

2- El Abd 

It should be acknowledged that El Abd has been upping their game lately with new items included such as their cookies (that are sold in markets by the way) and this Eid, their Kahk is a must try.

The prices are quite reasonable, as the classic range of plain, agameya or malban is for only 110EGP per kilo each, while nuts and pistachio start from 160EGP to 170EGP. You certainly have to try their new range of biscuits that come in different flavors, costing only 95EGP per kilo.

3- Nola 

After Nola blessed us with some new Ramadan innovations and goodies, for this Eid, it is offering boxes of assorted Eid treats. The box include plain, and date kahk, vanilla, and chocolate petite fours and plain biscuits.

Boxes are available in two sizes, the one kilo box is for 160EGP and the two kilo costs 295EGP.

4- Sedra 


Highly recommended from our behalf. The texture and taste of their Kahk is really good, and they come in all the flavors you may crave. Prices are from 135EGP to 200EGP! 

5- Diet to Door 

This place needs to be praised and acknowledged for their tremendous effort in making Kahk with very low calories which is suitable for diabetic patients!

The following post explains the ingredients and the amount of fats in the Kahk.

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Low Calorie Kahk? yes, you heard it right. We offer healthy, low calorie and gluten free Kahk! This Eid, you'll enjoy your favorite dessert with no guilt. 25 gm ( 1 ka7k + 1 gm sugar) 104.66 kcal…protein 2.033 gm ….total fat 5.65 gm saturated fat 2.67 gm …..carbohydrates 11.52 GM …fibers 0.9 gm …sodium 3.8 mg….potassium 53.60 mg calcium 17.40 mg phosphorus 62.5 mg….magnesium 18.6 mg….vitamin A Ug Re 34.3 mg . . #food #foodie #foodies #diet #dietplan #diettodoor #fooddelivery #foodservice #healthylifestyle #lifestyle #healthyfood #dietfood #light #thin #healthy #lightfood #breakfast #lunch #dinner #snack #salad #fruits #vegetables #homecooked #cooked #fresh #meals #cairo #egypt

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6- Mandarine Koueider 

Who can ever resist Koueider? Their classic range that includes plain, malban, and date at the price of 120LE. As for the walnut and pistachio, they cost 185LE and 240LE.

Petite fours range between 130LE and 160LE, while plain biscuits are at the price of 110LE.

7- TBS 

TBS is offering limited kahk collection that includes only two flavors but on the other hand, they are offering plenty of Eid treats. A little pricey to be honest, because a box of treats cost at least 300 EGP.

8- Copppermelt 


Last but not least in our recommendation list is Coppermelt, the place has always been known for their premium quality products. This season, they are offering a collection including flavours such as plain (140LE), agameya (165LE), malban (150LE), and walnut (250LE), while petite fours range between 150LE and 170LE, and plain biscuit is 130LE per kilo.

There are of course many other places such as Dukes and Sale Sucre, but these are the previously mentioned ones are based on experience and reviews.





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Top Reviewed Places For Iftar This Ramadan




No one really likes taking risks, especially when it comes to food, and especially when it’s Ramadan. That’s why choosing wisely the right place for Iftar means absolutely everything.

And let’s be honest, if you are giving up on a fulfilling home cooked meal for a pricey one, you have got to do it right.

The following suggested list for places to have Iftar in, are bloggers’ recommendation based on their real experiences and professional taste buds, so enjoy!

1- Ayadina 

I think this was the most recommended places of all, it was mentioned severally by a number of foodies. Reviews praise their variety of items, and how most of them are perfect which rarely happens in open buffets.
Recommendations for appetizers were to try their Vine leaves, Fattoush, makdous and Manakesh, as for the main dishes, it was recommended to try the Kofteh with tahini or the grills (kebab and shish), both were really good.
Their desserts buffet included nabulsya, halawet jebn , Om Ali and a variety of eastern desserts, fresh fruits.

One blogger didn’t recommend going on weekends though.

2- Crave


Their newest branch in the extension of Mall of Arabia ‘The Park’ is the most ideal one, because the Park itself sets a lovely mood. The place offers an open buffet of salads and soups. But make sure you be there before time, as it gets devoured in no time.

Their shrimp konafa is a must try, and also their newest addition, the melted cheesy Aubergine gratin!

3- La Siesta 

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Mix grill by La Siesta Ramadan Kareem

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Great value of money because of their variety in food, they also have a selection of seafood. The place is a perfect combination between a cozy cafe and a great restaurant.

4- Desoky and Soda 

They are upping the cheese experience this Ramadan, so if you are a lover of cheese, pasta and yummy food, then they are the place for you. Especially if you’re looking to change the usual menu for Iftar.

The place also makes killer Sohor, not for the light-hearted though.

5- Villa Caracas 


Also at the Park in Mall of Arabia, Villa Caracas is an ideal go-to restaurant, especially if it’s a family gathering. The place itself is heavenly, which sets the perfect mood for Iftar. The place has always been known for their delightful Lebanese experience, and well you know, if it’s not an Egyptian culinary that you are going for, then Lebanese it is!




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May Yacoubi: Cooking up the perfect bond with her daughter




Mother’s day is approaching, it’s a day to reflect on all the wonderful things that our mothers have done for us, and better yet, it is a time to show appreciation for them by giving back a fair amount of gratitude and love. So seeing that this is the month for all women, we are shedding the light on several working moms who are doing their best to keep up between both their jobs and homes.

Our first interview is with Chef May Yacoubi and her daughter Leen, this time we did things a bit different, and it was more of a competition than it was of an interview.

We sat down with both the mother and daughter, asked them questions about each other that tested how much they truly know one another. The results are obvious but it was definitely a fun way to get to know them.

The first question is their favourite meal, which they both got right. Leen’s favorite is anything with teriyaki sauce in it, while May’s favorite is Asian food, African and basically all food.

Who wouldn’t want to have a superpower? Well, basically everyone especially moms, and Leen believes that her mom’s superpower is cooking and baking. While May tells us that if Leen got to choose a superpower, she would choose to help animals and clean the ocean. An extra point goes to Leen for being such an environmentalist, and a point goes to May for raising such a helpful, inspiring daughter.
The point was shortly taken from May for wrong guessing Leen’s favorite color, but well, seeing how the girl is all about the environment, we would have also guessed it’s green.

On the other hand, Leen’s answer was just heartwarming, ‘Her favorite color is green, especially because it brings out her eyes.’
The one thing they both agreed that they have in common is their love for cooking, baking and how picky they are when it comes to food.

May also shared with us her feeling when she found out she’s pregnant, she says as her first child, she was happy and then she got scared a bit, but shortly after, that feeling turned into excitement and she started counting down the days.

Her husband shared the exact same feeling, ‘you’re never really ready to be a mom or a dad.” She added.
Their choice for the name has the cutest story behind it, May told us that she had her mind set on the name Leen since she was ten, and when she first met her husband and told him this, he shared with her that on a trip to Syria, he met this lovely little girl named Leen, and he, as well, had his mind set on this name ever since.

When asked how she balance between her career and being a good mom, she told us that you always try your best to be a good mom, and that she delayed the launch of her business until her younger son turned one year.
As for the thing that they enjoy doing together the most is cooking, and May told us that the first thing they have cooked together was pizza, which they later cooked for us.

May’s last advice was for moms to never forget to spend quality time with their kids, because sometimes they may get busy raising them, that they would neglect spending this quality time together. What she did was find a common hobby, and now Leen has obtained such a knowledge about cooking and food; seeing how she was practically raised in a kitchen.

“Happy Mother’s day, month, year, every day is a mother’s day.”

Special thanks goes to both TBS Kitchen and Rays, for having us and hosting the interview.

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