A total of 27 preventive emergency rooms have been established in Cairo and other governorates in a bid to monitor consumption of the fermented mullet fish “Fesikh,” which is a traditional meal during Sham el-Nessim celebrations.
Fesikh is an ancient traditional celebratory dish, consisting of fermented, salted mullet that lives in both the Mediterranean and the Red Seas.
Fermented fish or ‘fesikh’, a traditional plate Egyptians eat throughout the year but especially on Sham El-Nessim, is highly at stake this year.
Almost every year, the Egyptian Health Ministry issues warnings against the fermented fish “Fesikh” Egyptians usually eat on Sham El-Nessim day, scheduled this year on Monday.
Fesikh or fermented fish has been a Sham El-Nessim tradition for many decades, not only in Egypt, but in other countries too.
“This is because its preparation method mainly depends on providing an anaerobic environment in order for fish to be fermented and become ‘fesikh.’