Follow the twisting little alleyway by After Eight and you’ll find Um Dahab. She’s feisty and always tending to a crowd, and knows how to cook up some of the best Egyptian food around. Her menu changes daily, but try her mahshi (stuffed eggplants, zucchini, and grape leaves), the molukhlea, and the fried chicken. Beware of the hungry cats trying to sneak a bite of your bread.
10-15 LE per dish