Egyptian cuisine makes use of vegetables and lentils very much in their dishes. As Nile makes the surrounding region very fertile, these crops are very bountiful in this region. So, their cuisine has several dishes of soup and salads to go with rice dishes and breads. Meat is quite popular among the Egyptian as well as Aswani people. They also prefer fish. There are various kinds of kebabs which is a grilled preparation of spiced minced meat.