In 1917 a small shop for dairy products was established near El Hussein Mosque, considered one of the most famous traditional mosques in Cairo. El Malky just started with a small list of traditional milk products. This menu was developed over the years to include many kinds of desserts, mainly based on Egyptian and Arabic sweets.
Now, you can easily find about 20 different branches for El Malky in many places in Cairo. I like to visit two branches: in Abdel Khalek Sarwat Street to order milky rice with ice cream while I am watching the street, and the second one near Al Sayeda Zainab mosque which a very good place to stay with visiting friends or family after a tour.
What really makes El Malky a very special place is that they mix many kinds of desserts with ice cream and fruit to make new recipes. For me, the best one is The Ghost which includes: ice cream, nuts, honey, fruit, rice with milk and honey. It’s a big one that needs a sweet lover or a romantic couple to share together.
Om Ali is also a perfect choice with puff pastry soaked in milk with nuts. Konafa, Basbosa and jelly are also served on their own or added to other recipes.
El Malky is also known for its fast service system and you will not need to wait to get your order.