Hawawshi is a traditional Egyptian sandwich made of flat local bread (balady) filled with spiced mince beef mixed with onions, pepper, parsley and sometimes hot peppers and chillies.

Hawawshi is a very popular street food, sold as a takeaway and served in paper. It is also commonly made in Egyptian homes and served in restaurants. It is sometimes served with tahina which is made of sesame pate flavored with lemon juice and garlic & pickles.