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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 - Kunefe is one of the richest of all the Turkish desserts.
Signature offerings include Peynir Ezmesi, chicken, wagyu beef and lamb cag kebabs and Kunefe. The package is inclusive of Turkish coffee or tea and one bottle of house grape.
For those with a sweet tooth, a live dessert counter offering traditional Bahraini and Arabic sweets such as Blancmange, Kunefe and Um Ali will be available.
For the desserts, again a huge variety that had Milk cakes, Baklava, Kunefe and the Rice pudding that I thoroughly enjoyed.
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 (PS4.50), two layers of dough separated by a "special" cheese which melts and stretches and is served with ice cream or clotted cream.
Delectable desserts such as baklava and kunefe prepared in the original way round out the experience.
But the dessert we had in Mardin was kunefe. Then definitely "kunefe", that desert was out of this world.
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.
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.
Kunefe, and Bici bici (a dessert made milk and caramel) are some other options to try out.