Bahrain – Zalabia / Zalbia

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Bahrain has a mixture of cultures from Arabic, Indian, Persian, Balochi, and European. This dish is a dessert or sweet dish and is very unique in taste and shape. The name Zalbia comes from the BEJA, TUNISIA, a city known as ZLABA. Tunisia people claimed that Abdurrahman Ibnou Nafa√Ę Ziriab, an Iranian Musician originated the dish and introduced to them. JALEBI is an Indian or Pakistani name for this same dish.