Abdelrahman Shoaib

Things You Hear During Every Family Iftar In Egypt

You will hear these things at every single family iftar in an Egyptian household. 1. This isn’t the way you eat normally This comes after they pile on a ton of food onto your plate. 2. Great having you all here Normally followed by periods of silence. 3. You didn’t finish your plate, you clearly didn’t like the food This is normally after your 10th refill. 4. I forgot to heat the bread, can you grab some? Don’t you dare say no. 5. Sofra dayma The person who finishes first before they rush off to smoke. 6. Get us some water Somehow everyone remembers they need water as soon as you start eating. 7. Someone make us some coffee/tea Which prompts everyone to run away/look busy.