Middle Eastern cuisine is the cuisine of Middle East countries like Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain etc. Commonly used ingredients in Middle East cuisine are dates, olives, olive oil, honey, sesame seeds, chickpeas, mint, parsley, barley, wheat and figs. A popular paste, known as 'tahini', is used while preparing food. It is also used to make appetizers like 'hummus'. One of the most famous foods of Middle Eastern cuisine is 'Falafel'. Falafel is made from chickpeas, and is in the shape of balls. Falafels are served with hot sauce, pickles, etc, and this is a dish which is eaten widely in Middle East. In Israel, Falfel is the national dish. 'Shawarma' is a popular fast food in Middle Eastern cuisine. Shawarma is a dish prepared from meat of lamb or chicken or beef ,etc; Shawarma meat is grilled for a long time to bring in the taste. It can be eaten with bread, cucumber, etc. Beverages also form an important role in Middle East cuisine. Coffee of Middle East countries is popular all over the world. Arak is an alcoholic drink which is consumed always with water and ice. YellowPagesGoesGreen lists some of the Middle Eastern Restaurants in Scottsdale.