By: Nadine Dafrawy
Known as the ‘City of Peace’, Sharm El Sheikh is an ultimate destination spot for almost any individual looking for a good and relaxing time. We need to unwind every once in a while don’t we? And Sharm is the answer to your very needed and long overdue vacation. We’ve briefly mentioned the wonders and whims of Sharm in a previous article, but feel it wasn’t given its full credit. As such, Travacation is dedicating 2 weeks of blogging to Sharm and Sharm alone - a serene and tranquil location.
Part of vacationing in a new and unfamiliar place is to discover its cuisine, and yep we’ve got the 411 of where and what to eat in Sharm. After all, what’s a vacation without indulging on exquisite watering food? Getting hungry? This is just the start!
Naama Bay, the heart and central of Sharm, is a boulevard-like walkway with a cluster of restaurants and cafes on your right and left. You’ll find almost anything and everything there, from things you’d like to eat on the go, to supermarkets, to extravagant restaurants.
Our personal favorite is hands down, the ‘Mexican Bar’. With its Mexican feel essence to its colorful décor of patterned rugs and sturdy wood, the ‘Mexican Bar’ is a great place to get a large filling meal for – we’d say a very reasonable price. Nachos, enchiladas, and of course sizzling Fajitas are the best way to go there as you’re encompassed in a wild-west looking diner. Best of it yet is its open-air area sitting on the outer skirts of Naama Bay watching the people passing by.
With chic reddish interior, we also recommend ‘Pomodorro’ – we’d like to say the best of which Italian food has to offer. Bellissimo! Be sure to catch seats though since it’s always usually crowded – depending on the season of course. A little pricier than places similar to the ‘Mexican Bar’ but its Italian plates will leave you in awe. We dare you to try the lasagna.
If you’re a fan of the Far East and would like to embrace on a more oriental experience, you should head to China House or India House, both restaurants side to side situated in the Naama Bay Mall. Located on a rooftop, their menu includes an array of plates including sushi, noodles, rice and meats and chickens mixed with enriched spices and herbs. Affordable, yet with smaller quantities of the norm, its undeniable setting will allow you to take on the splendid summer breeze.
Jam a lot? Rocker? Got the music buzz?! ‘Hard Rock Café Sharm’ is the place for you, one of its many branches worldwide. There are two ‘Hard Rock Cafes’ in Sharm, one in the hub of Naama Bay, and the other near the Hadaba area. The experience is pretty much the same, but if you want to party and have a great value for meal at the same time, ‘Hard Rock’ is a definite guarantee. Sometimes on a crowded night, the staff will gather around on the dance-floor and perform a very entertaining number. No, not the typical ‘YMCA’ routine, but an original dance number!
Sharm El Sheikh is a place for almost anyone; adventurers, water sports extremists, couples, children, and people who want to relax. We gave you snippets of the best places to dine. If you want more information of places to visit, we suggest you try www.tripadvisors.com. They’ve got reviews and rankings of almost every restaurant in town! But then again, we give recommendations of our top favorited restaurants. Bon Appetit!