A new food truck has hit the streets of Kansas City specializing in koshary, the national dish of Egypt.
Chef Soha Elsherif runs KC Koshary, dishing up hearty bowls filled with rice, brown lentils, chickpeas and macaroni pasta tossed together and topped with a cumin-spiced tomato sauce and crunchy fried onions. The food truck serves the dish with garlicky vinegar or a hot sauce called shatta.
Other menu items include hawawshi – pita filled with a mix of grilled spiced ground beef, finely diced onions, garlic, tomatoes and cilantro – as well as chicken shawarma and falafel.
End your meal with basbousa, a semolina cake drenched in a rose water and orange blossom water simple syrup.
KC Koshary, Kansas City, facebook.com/kckoshary