Egyptian liver delicacy on the table at operating room themed restaurant

CAIRO (Reuters) - Dressed in blue surgical scrubs and gloves, kitchen staff at the Egyptian restaurant D.Kebda prepare grilled beef-liver sandwiches behind a glass pane as the customers tuck in.

The sandwiches, an Egyptian delicacy known as kebda, are the only item on the menu of the surgery-themed restaurant, established in July by a group of Egyptian doctors.

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A group of employees dressed as doctors work in the operating room-themed fast food restaurant in Damanhour, Egypt August 1, 2017. Picture taken August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
A collection of knives hang on the wall of the operating room-themed fast food restaurant in Damanhour, Egypt, August 1, 2017. Picture taken August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
An employee puts on surgical gloves before he begins work at the operating room-themed fast food restaurant in Damanhour, Egypt August 1, 2017. Picture taken August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
A group of employees dressed as doctors work in the operating room-themed fast food restaurant in Damanhour, Egypt August 1, 2017. Picture taken August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
An employee dressed as a doctor pours oil inside a scoop at the operating room-themed fast food restaurant in Damanhour, Egypt August 1, 2017. Picture taken August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
A group of employees dressed as doctors work in the operating room-themed fast food restaurant in Damanhour, Egypt August 1, 2017. Picture taken August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
An employee dressed as a doctor cuts beef liver with a knife at the operating room-themed fast food restaurant in Damanhour, Egypt August 1, 2017. Picture taken August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
An employee dressed as a doctor fries potatoes at the operating room-themed fast food restaurant in Damanhour, Egypt August 1, 2017. Picture taken August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
A group of employees dressed as doctors work in the operating room-themed fast food restaurant in Damanhour, Egypt August 1, 2017. Picture taken August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
A group of employees dressed as doctors work in the operating room-themed fast food restaurant in Damanhour, Egypt August 1, 2017. Picture taken August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
A group of employees dressed as doctors work in the operating room-themed fast food restaurant in Damanhour, Egypt August 1, 2017. Picture taken August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
An employee wears surgical gloves as he prepares a sandwich at the operating room-themed fast food restaurant in Damanhour, Egypt August 1, 2017. Picture taken August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
A group of employees dressed as doctors work in the operating room-themed fast food restaurant in Damanhour, Egypt, August 1, 2017. Picture taken August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
Customers queue at the counter of the operating room-themed fast food restaurant in Damanhour, Egypt August 1, 2017. Picture taken August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
A woman and her daughter eat at the operating room-themed fast food restaurant in Damanhour, Egypt August 1, 2017. Picture taken August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
An employee dressed as a doctor walks beneath a sign reading in Arabic "Doctor Liver" at the operating room-themed fast food restaurant in Damanhour, Egypt August 1, 2017. Picture taken August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Kebda is a popular street food in Egypt, but it can cause severe food poisoning if not prepared with proper care. The physicians hope to avoid that by applying the same rigorous medical standards they practice with patients.

"We tried to take our career values and apply them to this other field. There is no contradiction between them, we are still practicing doctors," said Mostafa Basiouny, one of the restaurant owners.

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