Tagin, as far as I understand it, is a clay pot stew. It can have meat, fish, vegetables – pretty much everything. We saw it on menus all over, and due to its complexity and long cooking time, required preparation and expense. We found a decent place serving it in Luxor, however, and decided to give it a try. First off, it’s hot – temperature hot, as it’s usually kept heated on a griddle or something similar once it’s prepared. Once you get past that, however, it’s a delightful combination of flavours – spices, vegetables, meat, sometimes rice – that’s a bit like a slow-cooked stew. I’m glad we visited this place more than once.


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