One of my last days in Cairo reserved a delicious surprise for me: the shrimp konafa!
For those of you who might be wondering, “konafa” (كنافة) is veeery thin shredded pastry, and I always saw it with the typical Egyptian sweets, wrapping nuts or creams. It kinda looks like straw and is crunchy and sweet.
This time though, a friend wanted me to try the “shrimp konafa” and I thought I couldn’t miss it!
And when they presented us the dish, I was even more sure!
Shrimps are wrapped in konafa and fried. The dish came with red spicy sauce and shrimp puffs.
The shrimps were delicious and the wrapping konafa was just perfectly crunchy… while I write this, I wish I could have a ton of these right now!
Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera on me, so I took these two crappy pictures with my crappy camera phone… But how could I leave the restaurant without taking a memory with me?
Did you ever try konafa (both sweet and/or salty)? I didn’t really like the sweets, but I’m now a big fan of shrimp konafa. :)
I have NEVER tried (nor heard to say the least) of shrimps konafa! Konafa could also wrap cheese and covered with honey. But shrimps konafa? That’s a new to me.
It looks nice, though. Even to someone that doesn’t eat shrimps at all. But it’s no longer sweet this way yes?
It’s worth noting that konafa is not just Egyptian, it’s spread all over the middle east. I actually think it roots to Syria or Lebanon, but I’m not really sure.