Taboon bread

Taboon bread
Taboon bread, main component of musakhan
Type Flatbread wrap
Place of origin Middle East (Levant/Iraq)
Region or state Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Turkey and Yemen
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Taboon bread (Arabic: خبز طابون) or Lafah/Lafa (Arabic: لفة) is a Middle Eastern flatbread. In Israel it is also called láfa (Hebrew: לאפה) or Iraqi pita (Hebrew: פיתה עיראקית), and in Jerusalem sometimes esh-tanur (Hebrew: אַשתנוּר).[1]

It is used as a wrap used in many cuisines. This type of flatbread is traditionally baked in a Tabun oven and eaten with different fillings.[2]

Taboon bread is sold as street food, stuffed with hummus, falafel or shaved meat.[3] Taboon bread is a staple of Middle Eastern cuisine worldwide.[4]


  • Lafah or Lafa (Arabic: لفة) is an Iraqi pita that is of medium thickness, slightly chewy, doesn't tear easily, and is mostly used to wrap shawarma in food stands. It is popular in Israel,[5][6] where it is common at bakeries and food stands.

See also


  1. Eating pious pastries in Mea Shearim
  2. Ambassador of peace or cuisine from mideast?
  3. Different Breads at your Jerusalem Hotel Archived 2009-02-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. Duncan Garwood (1 September 2009). Mediterranean Europe. Lonely Planet. p. 860. ISBN 978-1-74104-856-8. Retrieved 5 March 2011.
  5. Sarah Nadav (2010-09-04). "Let's meat at Aish - restaurant specializes in Eastern-style meats and delicious salads". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2012-02-13.
  6. "Did You Know? Israeli Cuisine" (PDF). Embassy of Israel, Washington, D.C. 2010-09-04. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-11-06. Retrieved 2012-02-13.
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