The foods of United-Arab-Emirates Among the food specialties of the United Arab Emirates are: Hummus, baba ghanush, tabbouleh,falafel, fattoush, khoubiz. The popular bread mohalla is eaten for breakfast with honey and date syrup. Traditional dishes include marinated and grilled kabobs of chicken, shish tawook, or lamb or beef, shish kebab, or makhbous, lamb with rice, hareis, a wheat casserole, and mashwee samak, a fish dish prepared on the grill. Variety also dominates among the sweet dishes, so typical Arabic desserts include various baklave, also umm ali, a sweet pudding flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, and rose water, and kunafa, small pieces of dough filled with cheese flavored with jasmine syrup. Desserts also include esh asaraya, a cheesecake with whipped cream, muhalabia, a pudding with honey and pistachios, or kichk al-fuqura, a cream of almonds.