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Meet El Olali’s Master of the Sugar Pie - Hidden Gems Shaabi Ep 2

Located right next to the SuperJet station at El-Olali, Am Mahmoud is always ready to serve.

Ziyad El-Helbawy

Meet El Olali’s Master of the Sugar Pie - Hidden Gems Shaabi Ep 2

Americans may have their apple pie, the Germans may have their strudels, and the French may have their mille-feuilles, but it’s the Egyptians who can truly and proudly claim the traditional Egyptian ‘sugar pie’ as the one dessert to rule them all.

Spearheaded by Am Mahmoud, famed street confectionery Akher Sa3a - which means ‘the final hour’ in Arabic (and no, that is not a bad omen) - has been in the business for over 50 years. Passed down generation to generation from father to son, Akher Sa3a has perfected the art of the Egyptian pie, particularly its sugar-drenched, coated and filled variation.

Serving up fun-sized portions of sugar, kunafa, milk, and a whole bunch of other pies at quite the affordable price tag, Akher Sa3a has been providing saccharine sustenance to all those who cross paths with it. Located right next to the SuperJet station at El-Olali, Am Mahmoud is always ready to serve.

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