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 (ko͞o-nĕf′ə) also kna·feh (knä′fə)
A sweet dish of Middle Eastern origin consisting of a layer of cheese baked between two layers of crispy pastry threads and drizzled with perfumed sugar syrup.

[Arabic kunāfa and Turkish künefe (Turkish, from Arabic), from Arabic kanafa, to flank, surround, provide with an enclosure; see knp in Semitic roots.]
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Kunefe is a traditional Turkish sweet, made of thin strands of shredded phyllo dough filled with authentic Kunefe cheese and baked in the oven until crispy.
Melted and served with two dollops of vanilla ice cream it certainly wasn't the most refined choice - particularly when listed alongside the intriguing kunefe (PS4.
Delectable desserts such as baklava and kunefe prepared in the original way round out the experience.
Kunefe, and Bici bici (a dessert made milk and caramel) are some other options to try out.
One final anecdote that reflects the centrality of food in the Shatana experience and the generosity: on one of the last days, Ola arrives with a huge tray of kunefe and ice cream.
We finished our day with kunefe, an Arabic pastry, at a sweets shop in East Jerusalem.