Koshari Street sells Koshari. Funny that. And for the gastronomically challenged, Koshari is an Egyptian dish found on the streets as well as in restaurants and homes in Egypt. In essence, it is a carb overload base of rice, macaroni, lentils, vermicelli, and chickpeas, topped with a smooth spicy tomato sauce, nuts and seeds, and crispy onions.
It’s a little hard to get into with it being served in a layered pot (see photo). But if you can mix it all together without spilling half on the floor/yourself, it creates a surprisingly aromatic flavour. Certainly don’t eat this at the start of a day out, you WILL need to nap after this. Or at least plan to do nothing for a while and enjoy the food coma and lingering after taste caused by the 5-man-carb-show base.
£20 (2 people)
56 St. Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4EA
Open Monday to Saturday: 11.30 am – 11.00 pm
Open Sunday: 11:30 am – 4:00 PM
020 7836 1056