Syria, United Arab Emirates – Mutabbal/ Baba ghanoush

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Mutabal is also known as Baba Ganoush. This is like a dip made up of eggplants. In the Arabic language, the word ''BABA'' means ''FATHER''. The other word is ''ġannūj'' is the personal full name. Mutabal is another name for this dish in Levantine, Syria, etc. This means ''SPICED''. The culinary tradition of Israeli cuisine is from the GREATER SYRIA. In a Syrian meal, this is served with coffee. This is served also with the CONFECTIONERY SWEET, desserts, etc.

Israel, United Arab Emirates – Kashkaval Potato Bourekas

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Bourekas is the puff pastry dish from Israeli cuisine. This is made by a pastry of phyllo dough. The word boureka or borekita is the Judeo-Spanish word borrowed from the Turkish word BUREK. This dish is the HALF MOON SHAPED PASTRY, the ancient pastry cooked and baked from the old-time as the traditional dish from the bakery.

The United Arab Emirates – Lamb Qoozi With Rice

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Quzi is an Emirati dish made with rice and mostly with lamb meat, but there is a unique way to do it. The name of this dish is a word from the Turkish Language and Arabic languages. This dish is very famous in the Arabic world and even outside the UAE. This dish has different variations regarding to the culture and taste of that region.

Iran, Levant – Sogran Dolma (Beef Stuffed Onions)

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In this dish, we basically have a stew in which beef stuffed onions are cooked and served with sour cream or yogurt. The concept of this dish is stuffing and wrapping. Sassanid period has the history of Iranian Culinary and cuisines. Dolma is the stuffed vegetable dish. There were many traditional dishes of vegetable stuffing in many Middle Eastern cuisines.

Israel, Iran, Levant – Sabich Sandwiches

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This dish is like a sandwich in which different vegetables, stuffed meat, sauces are served in the pita bread or some other form of bread. In this specific bread fried eggplant, hard-boiled eggs, salads, different sauces are sandwiched between pita bread or laffa bread. Their ingredients are basically from the Jews breakfast and it is also a dish of breakfast, but it is commonly found there as the street food sandwich and also in the snacks. The use of Tahini sauce and Amba pickle is also very common but it is the variety infused with UAE culture. Tahini sauce is basically a sauce from Arab and Emirati cuisine so it is a dish with different culture infusion. More specifically, Israeli cuisine, Middle Eastern cuisine, and Arab cuisine have the same roots of origin. Israel's culinary culture is the history of 3000 years. The history of Israeli cuisine is divided into different eras of development. At the time of 1940 to 1950, there were Iraqi Jews refugee created these dishes.

Iran, Iraq – Khoresh-e-Qeyme

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The most important dish is loved by every person who likes Persian and Iranian dishes. This is basically a stew of mutton in which vegetables like tomatoes, onions, peas, lime, and eggplant are added and serving is very important. The Iranian's Culinary tradition is the combination of many different cuisine because they have great impact of their tradition to them. Stews are very traditional dish cooked on the ancient time. Demons were very familiar with the artof cooking stews and soups and when Persian was inspired by them they used to have it in their daily food.

Palestine, United Arab Emirates – Lamb Kubba

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This dish is one of the best dishes of Palestine and Arabic cuisine. This is made up of meat and can be cooked as the vegetarian version of the dish. Palestinian cuisine is a food that is not even eaten by the people of Palestine but also Jordan, Israel, Refugee camps, nearby areas, etc. The cuisines that have a great impact on Palestinian cuisine are Turkish cuisine, Arabs, and Persians. The word Kubba is derived from the Arabic language, KUBBAH is also known as KIBBEH in Levantine Arabic language. The cuisine of Palestine has a great impact on other international cuisines.

Iran, United Arab Emirates – Kabab Koobideh

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This is one of the best dishes in Iranian Cuisine. Mostly used mincemeat is from lamb and beef. Chicken is rarely used in traditional dishes like this kabob koobideh. This dish is traditionally included in the national cuisine of Iran and also in many other cuisines but with different names. Iranian cuisine is included in the Khaleeji cuisine because this cuisine has a great impact on Arabian and Emirati cuisine. Iranian cuisine is known as āšpazi-e iranī in Persia and, the culinary culture evolved by time and influence by other traditions.

Iraq, UAE – Masgouf (National dish of Iraq)

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The most important and lovable dish of Iraq that is also a national dish of Iraq is this dish. Whole fish is cooked instead of fish pieces. This is the way to represent this dish, masgouf. Iraqi cuisine is called Mesopotamian cuisine. It is originated by different regional cuisines including Persians and Iraq, etc. Masgouf is well recognized by Middle Eastern restaurants and other Middle Eastern countries and, is a very old and traditional dish of Mesopotamian cuisine.

Syria, United Arab Emirates – Lamb Moussaka

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Moussaka is a very common dish in the Middle East. It is a vegetable and meat layered dish. This dish is basically from SYRIA. It is very popular in BALKANS and MIDDLE EAST. The history and origin of the dish are not well recognized but it has many theories regarding the naming and etymology of this dish. There are many versions of the naming of this dish like in English word, it is said that the word Moussaka is taken from the Greek Word, mousakás.