Arabic for yogurt, especially in Syria and Lebanon; laban is called zabady in Egypt. In North Africa laban means milk.


Strained yogurt in the Middle East; also spelled labni, lubni or labneh; sometimes salted, spiced, shaped into balls, and rolled in olive oil; eating with flatbread for breakfast.


Arabic for meat


Armenian pizza; open pita dough topped with finely chopped lamb, tomatoes, peppers, onion and herbs; also spelled lahma bi ajeen.


A thin flat wheat bread from all over the Caucasus often baked in large sheets; used to scoop up food or spread and rolled up as a kind of sandwich.


Turkish round fritters in syrup.
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