His home welcomed his friends and family at all times, despite his humble status. People talked a lot about his magnanimous nature and he was known as “the master”. Al‐Sayyed Abou el Sid.Once upon a time, somewhere in Fatimid Cairo, during the rule of the Ottoman Empire, there was a poor, kind and unfortunate man, He was famous for his hospitality generosity and most importantly his legendary cooking.
The Ottomans were a great influence to him and he soon became very well known for his exceptional cuisine. His origins were ambiguous; some believe he was from the East and others thought he was from the West. It was later discovered that he was from Cairo. Egyptʹs geographical location surrounded by countries such as Palestine, Lebanon and Syria, has led to a transfusion of ideas, people and culture directly influencing his cuisine. Al Sayyed Abou el Sid became so famous that his reputation reached the Sultan’s palace.Abou el Sid was famous for his exquisite Egyptian meals that had various delicacies such as Foul with Tahina Sauce, Koshari, Stuffed Pigeon with Rice, Molokheya with Rabbits.