As one of the most-visited holiday destinations in the world, you can sample almost any cuisine you like when you fly to Sharm El Sheikh. However, if you want to eat like a local, make your way to the Old Town or head straight for Sharm Old Market. Here you’ll find small, traditional eateries serving authentic Egyptian cuisine.
If you set off early in the day, you can enjoy a simple breakfast of local Rumi or Gibna cheese, usually served with flatbread and washed down with strong, black coffee. As the day wears on, refuel with a lamb kebab stuffed with spiced meat, onions, parsley, a cooling yoghurt dressing and fresh salad. For vegetarians, there are plenty of meat-free options such as koshary. Koshary is a traditional meal of lentils, rice, chickpeas and macaroni cooked with garlic and onions and served with a tantalising dollop of chilli sauce.
With Sharm’s proximity to the sea, you’ll find plenty of fish dishes to sample, such as grilled sea bass with lemon juice and deep-friend pieces of eel. Make sure you leave room for some of the city’s superb, sticky deserts. If the likes of basbousa or baklava are a little too much, finish your meal off with a simple but delicious bowl of local dates.