I think the best snacks aren’t in stores and restaurants – they’re in the streets. Street food is very delicious and very cheap.
1- grilled sweet potato: it has a beautiful taste and the way it is made even better? A man pushes the wooden cart, and on the top of it there is an old oven. They put the sweet potato inside and leave it to be done slowly.
2- termes or lupins: it’s very easy to get by the Nile river, especially in summer time. It’s one of my favorite snacks. It’s better than popcorn, especially with salt and lemon flavor.
3- grilled corn: street venders use a small fire to grill the corn on. It has a beautiful smell and the taste is even better.
4- hummus el-sham drink: it is a spicy drink, made of chickpeas. On winter nights young lovers walk by the Nile river and drink it. The recipe is in my book, Fast and Easy Egyptian Recipes.
5- sunflower and watermelon seeds: the seeds are dried, then salted then put it in special type of oven to be hard on the outside and soft and tasty on the inside. Peel the outside and eat the inside.