Egyp­tian liver del­i­cacy on ta­ble

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - LIFE -

CAIRO — Dressed in blue sur­gi­cal scrubs and gloves, kitchen staff at the Egyp­tian restau­rant D.Kebda pre­pare grilled beef-liver sand­wiches be­hind a glass pane as the cus­tomers tuck in.

The sand­wiches, an Egyp­tian del­i­cacy known as kebda, are the only item on the menu of the surgery-themed restau­rant, es­tab­lished in July by a group of Egyp­tian doc­tors.

Kebda is a pop­u­lar street food in Egypt, but it can cause se­vere food poi­son­ing if not pre­pared with proper care. The physi­cians hope to avoid that by ap­ply­ing the same rig­or­ous med­i­cal stan­dards they prac­tice with pa­tients.

“We tried to take our ca­reer val­ues and ap­ply them to this other field. There is no con­tra­dic­tion be­tween them, we are still prac­tic­ing doc­tors,” says Mostafa Ba­siouny, one of the restau­rant own­ers.


Chicken Breast Proven­cal from a recipe by Melissa d’Arabian.


An em­ployee dressed as a doc­tor be­neath a sign read­ing in Ara­bic “Doc­tor Liver”.

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