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  1. On 1/18/2020 at 1:48 PM, Hassouni said:

    Manti is definitely Turkic in origin, and shishbarak seems like it's a Turkic thing, given that it's basically a baked mantı, however at least the word, I discovered, is Persian. See here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshpara 


    The Turks and Mongols weren't really much a thing in the Middle East until after the advent of Islam, so its entry into the Arabic language would have been through contact with the Sassanian empire


    Interesting. So I guess the internet is wrong on it being a pre islamic Persian dish.




  2. I've always been curious about the origin of this dish. Some research tells me it originated in pre Islamic Persia. Was it brought there by Turks/Mongols? Chinese influence along the silk road? Or independently created in Persian kitchens? Manti is supposed to have a turkic origin. How are these two dishes different?

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