Sunday, August 24, 2008

Cairo Day One - Ahmed's Underground Spice Tour

This is Ahmed. After the factory tour and lunch, he took us on the underground spice tour of Khan El-Khalili. This spice shop is actually underneath a large mosque and has probably been around for hundreds of years.

We bought some spices that are apparently (literally) 100 times more expensive in the U.S. I paid the same price for 100 grams of one spice that I would for one gram in the U.S.

Vanilla Steak? Blue Pepper?

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Seph said...

Did you buy any cumin?

Anonymous said...

so which spice was it that you got such a great deal on?

Jeff said...

I bought Coriander and an Egyptian mix of many spices that is apparently very expensive in the U.S. Everything was a fraction of the cost that it is there.