Tuesday 29 of November, 2022
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VIDEO: Exploring The World Of 'Feseekh'

From buying stinky fish to buying some Antinal to stay safe, Hassan Abdeltawab jumps into the - incredibly smelly - world of 'feseekh' to get the full experience of one of Egypt's Easter traditions.

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Easter in Egypt means feseekh; feseekh means lemons; feseekh and lemons mean spring onions, and this whole package means you need some Antinal to stay safe. This traditional Egyptian dish - which is basically salted, rotten fish - is seriously delicious (in my opinion), but why does it have to be so stinky? And were we not already confused enough as to why Easter associates with bunnies and eggs? Did we really have to add stinky fish to that equation? I for one love feseekh, and I enjoy going a little stinky every now and then - and yes every single time I eat it, I end up regretting it but I can't help myself. So I decided to head to one of Downtown's most well known feseekh shops and find out a little more about this infamous fish with a foul stench...