via The Spruce Eats
The fast is finally over; Coptic Christmas is here! Cairo has a plethora of steakhouses and diners with multiple meat options on their menus. However, brisket rarely makes the cut — pun intended — with very few places specialising in this delicacy. If you are unfamiliar with briskets, they’re healthy cut meat from the veal's lower breast packed with fibrous fat and collagen. A perfectly cooked brisket appears to have been charred to a crisp when coming off the grill. But don’t be fooled; beneath the blackened outer layer is delicious and tender smokey meat. So allow us to share where to go for a wholesome brisket experience in Cairo.
1- Longhorn Texas BBQ
The flavours of Texas prime beef are now available on Cairo’s lands. With two branches, in New Cairo and Sheikh Zayed, Longhorn Texas BBQ offers a variety of brisket options, each complemented with sauces and sides that will satisfy your beef cravings for weeks!
Dickey’s may be the newest in the brisket game, but it is going strong, nonetheless. The restaurant specialises in Texas-style briskets that are so tender that you’ll barely have to chew. Head to their branch in City Centre Almaza to try out their brisket-loaded mac and cheese!
Drago’s restaurant in Sheikh Zayed has a multitude of brisket selections. We’re not joking — their menu frequently changes as Drago’s encourages adventurous foodies to try a new taste with each order.
4- Chicken & Ribs
Don’t be fooled by its name because Chicken & Ribs offers a mean serving of shredded and juicy brisket! With many branches across Cairo, you can easily visit a branch and pair your brisket with smoked cheese, onion rings, BBQ sauce, or mayonnaise for a real Texas-style experience.
In the heart of Maadi, Kazlak’s grill house masters all types of meat dishes. That said, they take their brisket game very seriously; expect a sizzle and an aromatic smell to invade your senses with every savoury bite!