-Levantine- Cuisine


Baba Ganush, Baba Ganoush, Baba Ghannouj,…

(Egyptian) (-Levantine-) (-Middle Eastern-) (1 ) (3 )

Levantine dish of cooked eggplant (aubergine) mixed with onions, tomatoes, olive oil and various seasonings. The Arabic term means "pampered papa" or "coy daddy", perhaps with reference to its supposed invention by a member of a royal harem. …

10:03AM May 08, 2020 - by: itisclaudio


(Lebanese) (-Levantine-) (0 ) (2 )

Shawarma or Shawurma (Arabic: شاورما‎ / ALA-LC: shāwarmā;) is a Levantine Arab meat preparation, where lamb, chicken, turkey, beef, veal, or mixed meats are placed on a spit (commonly a vertical spit in restaurants), and may be grilled …

01:52PM September 17, 2018 - by: itisclaudio


(Egyptian) (Israeli) (-Levantine-) (-Middle Eastern-) (0 ) (2 )

Spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and lemon. Today, it is popular throughout the Middle East (including Turkey), North Africa (including Morocco), and in Middle Eastern cuisine around the globe.

08:47PM October 08, 2015 - by: itisclaudio

Kadeh, Kadaif, Kunefe

(Egyptian) (-Levantine-) (Turkish) (0 ) (1 )

Kanafeh is a Middle Eastern cheese pastry soaked in sweet, sugar-based syrup, typical of the regions belonging to the former Ottoman Empire. Kanafeh is a specialty of the Levant and adjoining areas of Egypt and Turkey.

03:14AM October 24, 2016 - by: asma

Sarshir, Qashta, Asht, سَرشیر, قشطة

(Georgian) (Iranian) (Iraqi) (-Levantine-) (Polish) (0 ) (1 )

Kaymak is a creamy dairy food similar to clotted cream, made from the milk of water buffalo, cows, sheep, or goats in Central Asia, some Balkan countries, some Caucasus countries, the countries of the Levant, Turkic regions, Iran …

07:41AM March 11, 2022 - by: itisclaudio

Kibbeh, Kibbe, Kebbah, Kubbeh, Kubbah, Ku…

(Lebanese) (-Levantine-) (0 ) (1 )

This is a Levantine dish made of bulgur (cracked wheat), minced onions, and finely ground lean beef, lamb, goat or camel meat with Middle-Eastern spices . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K…

03:03PM September 16, 2016 - by: itisclaudio

Kibbeh Nayeh

(Lebanese) (-Levantine-) (0 ) (1 )

Kibbeh Nayyeh is a Levantine mezze. It consists of minced raw lamb or beef mixed with fine bulgur and spices.

01:40PM September 17, 2018 - by: itisclaudio

(Caucasian) (Indian) (Lebanese) (-Levantine-) (-Middle Eastern-) (0 ) (1 )

Kofta is a family of meatball or meatloaf dishes found in the Indian subcontinent, Caucasian, Middle Eastern, Balkan, and Central Asian cuisines. In the simplest form, koftas consist of balls of minced or ground meat—usually beef, chicken, lamb, …

01:56PM September 17, 2018 - by: itisclaudio

Zalabyieh, Loukoumades, Lokma, Lokmades, …

(Cypriot) (Egyptian) (Greek) (-Levantine-) (Turkish) (0 ) (1 )

These are pastries made of deep fried dough soaked in syrup, chocolate sauce or honey, with cinnamon and sometimes sprinkled with sesame or grated walnuts.

11:20PM December 18, 2016 - by: anika854

(-Levantine-) (0 ) (1 )

These are oil cured eggplants.They are tiny, tangy eggplants stuffed with walnuts, red pepper, garlic, olive oil and salt. Sometimes chilli powder is added. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M…

02:46PM September 16, 2016 - by: asma


(Jordanian) (-Levantine-) (0 ) (1 )

Manakish is a popular Levantine food consisting of dough topped with thyme, cheese, or ground meat. Similar to a pizza, it can be sliced or folded, and it can be served either for breakfast or lunch. It is …

01:26AM July 26, 2020 - by: foodmaster

Manaqish, Manaeesh, Manakeesh

(Lebanese) (-Levantine-) (-Middle Eastern-) (0 ) (2 )

Dough topped with thyme, cheese, or ground meat. Similar to a pizza, it can be sliced or folded, and it can either be served for breakfast or lunch. The word manaqish is the plural of the Arabic word …

07:40PM April 28, 2016 - by: itisclaudio

Makloubeh, Layered Rice Cake

(Iraqi) (Jordanian) (-Levantine-) (Syrian) (0 ) (2 )

Maqluba or Maqlooba is a traditional Syrian, Iraqi, Palestinian, and Jordanian dish served throughout the Levant. It consists of meat, rice, and fried vegetables placed in a pot which is flipped upside down when served, hence the name …

04:45PM July 07, 2020 - by: itisclaudio

Mezze, mezze platter

(Lebanese) (-Levantine-) (0 ) (1 )

Selection of small dishes served to accompany alcoholic drinks as a course or as appetizers before the main dish in Greece, Turkey, Azerbaijan, the Near East and the Balkans. In Levantine, Caucasian and Balkan cuisines meze is often …

06:24PM December 12, 2017 - by: itisclaudio

majadra, mejadra, moujadara, mudardara, a…

(-Levantine-) (0 ) (1 )

Mujaddara is a signature Middle Eastern dish of lentils and rice garnished with crispy onions. It consists of cooked lentils together with groats, generally rice, and garnished with sautéed onions.

03:37PM August 14, 2018 - by: itisclaudio

Qatayef, Katayef

(Egyptian) (-Levantine-) (0 ) (1 )

This is commonly served during the month of Ramadan, a sort of sweet dumpling filled with cream or nuts. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q…

03:01PM September 16, 2016 - by: asma

Qoozi, Ghozi

(Iraqi) (-Levantine-) (Turkish) (1 ) (1 )

Quzi is a rice-based dish popular in Levant countries. It is served with very slow cooked lamb, roasted nuts, raisins and served over rice. It is considered one of Iraq's national dishes and Introduced in Turkey by Arab …

01:20PM March 31, 2018 - by: anika854

(-Levantine-) (Turkish) (0 ) (1 )

Turkish salep is a rich, hot beverage made with hot milk and sugar that is thickened with flour made from wild orchid tubers. Exotic-tasting salep is perfumed with rosewater and garnished with cinnamon and ground pistachios.

02:40PM July 26, 2020 - by: atasneem

esfiha, esfirra

(Lebanese) (-Levantine-) (0 ) (1 )

This is a pizza-like dish originating from the Levant. In contrast to the modern use of lamb or beef, traditional sfiha are open-faced meat pies made with ground mutton. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…

03:03PM September 16, 2016 - by: asma

shinklish, shankleesh, sorke, surke

(-Levantine-) (0 ) (1 )

Shanklish is a type of cow's milk or sheep milk cheese. It is typically formed into balls of approximately 6 cm diameter, which are often covered in za'atar and Aleppo pepper, and then aged and dried. The most …

03:08PM September 16, 2016 - by: asma