October 13, 2010

Bread

This is going to sound so odd but in all the years I've lived here I've only ever bought bread from the supermarket. Today on my way back from my walk, I stopped at this little bread oven near my house and got 10 whole wheat/grain (?) pitas for half a pound! 50 piasters! That's  like 9 cents. It was fresh and delicious. And I'm not just saying that because I haven't eaten bread in a long time.

9 comments:

  1. WOW, Mona, those look so fresh! I am a little surprised that you have only bought supermarket bread since there are bakeries almost everywhere...its fresh and not expensive at all. Maybe after you experience fresh out of the oven bread, you'll change your mind. ENJOY!

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  2. WOW, Mona, those look so fresh! I am a little surprised that you have only bought supermarket bread since there are bakeries almost everywhere...its fresh and not expensive at all. Maybe after you experience fresh out of the oven bread, you'll change your mind. ENJOY!

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  3. Yumm.. Theres nothing like 3esh Balady. I love that stuff. Im so jealous now!

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  4. uh oh, someone just lost her "egyptian card", lol! that's interesting that you've never bought it, because while we lived in the states, all my husband would talk about was how delicious the eesh baladay was back home in egypt. i thought it was jut egyptian pride until i tasted it myself with some fresh homemade ta'meyya (a food i actually detested in the u.s.).

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  5. Rana, a comment so nice, it posted twice.:) Yea I usually buy toast or rolls because they are better for school sandwiches but will definitely get this bread more often. It was right out of the oven.

    Slave2Allah, It's really good.Alhamdulillah

    AbuDhabi/UAE Daily Photo, yea, great for fava beans.

    Asiya, Lol, My husband's bought it but I never went or knew how cheap it is.

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  6. Looks yummy! I buy more pita bread here in Canada than loafs. Of course both in supermarkets. I look back at the delicious and inexpensive options in Egypt.

    We had someone come right to the door on the 7th floor with bread every Wednesday and I often went to a store just downstairs for keiser-like bread to make hamburgers with :P

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  7. I'm suprised that you haven't done it before considering the price haha.

    I don't really like egyptian bread anymore - I think because I ate it so much it started to taste weird to me! I don't like the bread from the supermarket because sliced bread in Egypt isn't nearly as good as sliced bread in scotland. Actually I could only find one type in Cairo (can't remember what it's called) but the slices are tiny, shiny and sweet.

    If I'm in egypt im eating khobz lubnany instead :D

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  8. Yummyy :)))!!!
    Looks very similar to the bread I like to have when I go to a Balkan restaurant.Oh...believe me,such a bread with some good meat...my dear God...that's heaven on earth :D!
    Kiss,kiss...

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