Are they green burgers, or are they falafel?



Sat, 15 Jul 2017 - 01:15 GMT


Sat, 15 Jul 2017 - 01:15 GMT

Falafel - via Pixabay

Falafel - via Pixabay

CAIRO - 15 July 2017: Waves of conversation and heated debate have spread across Arabic twitter about whether or not 'falafels' should be renamed to green burgers.

Twitter users have criticized the decision of the upper class to rename traditional foods with English terms, in an effort to make them more appealing. One such example is over the term green soup being used for molokhia. However, the recent attempt to re-brand falafels has emerged at the top of the debate.

Falafel's are deep fried balls made from fava beans, chickpeas, or both, and are a staple of the Egyptian diet, commonly eaten for breakfast.

The '#Green_Burger' hashtag has spread across the Arab side of twitter, reaching over 9,000 tweets by July 13.

One of those 9,000 tweets came from Mohammed Handy, an Egyptian comedian whose humorous tweet on the situation has been re-tweeted more than 8,000 times.

An anonymous twitter user aptly expressed their shock at the change with this statement:

"It was called Falafel when I went to bed last night. I woke up today to find its name being the green burger."

What a world!



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