Mahlouach (pronounced “mah-lou-wach”) sounds suspiciously like mallah, an Arabic precursor to phyllo dough. This puff pastry-like pancake bread is served fried, both in Yemenite restaurants and in homes. Like Yemenite Sabbath breads kubbanah and jahnoun, mahlouach is so popular with Israelis that it is made commercially and sold frozen in supermarkets around the country. Eat as is, dipped in hot sauce or soup, or filled like a crepe with spinach or meat. From ‘The Foods of Israel Today’.