Moussaka is a traditional dish of Greece, the Balkans, and the Middle East. Despite its Turkish name, it is usually thought of as a Greek dish in the West, and is less popular in Turkey than in Greece. There are variations on this basic recipe, sometimes with no sauce, sometimes with other vegetables. The most common variant in Greece substitutes zucchini for eggplant, or uses both. There is even a fast-day version which includes neither meat nor sauce, just vegetables (ground eggplant is used instead of ground meat), tomato sauce, and bread crumbs, making it almost identical to briami.