YALLA! is an arabic word or slang for “LET’S GO!” (like: c’mon, hurry up!) Here are more fun words to enjoy:

AMBA mango and vinegar sauce

BABA GANOUSH spread of smoked eggplant blended with tahini, garlic, and lemon

FALAFEL crispy fritters of chickpeas mashed with cumin, cilantro, mint, and parsley

HARISSA hot sauce of chili peppers, paprika, cumin, and olive oil (red, HOT)

HUMMUS spread of ground chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon, garlic, and cumin

ISRAELI PICKLES full sour pickled cucumbers

ISRAELI SALAD tomato, cucumber, onion, with parsley, mint, olive oil, and lemon juice

LABNE yogurt strained to remove its whey, resulting in a thick, creamy consistency

LAFFA flatbread used as a sandwich wrap, in contrast to the smaller pita, which is stuffed

SHAWARMA roasted meat, cooked on a revolving spit and shaved for serving

SUMAC spice made from ground berries of the sumac plant, with a tart lemony flavor

TAHINI paste of ground sesame seeds

URFA dried chili pepper with a smoky raisin and tobacco flavor (MILD)

ZAATAR spice blend of sumac, thyme, toasted sesame seeds, and salt

ZHUG hot sauce of roasted jalapeños, cardamom, cumin, black pepper, garlic, parsley, cilantro, and olive oil (green, MEDIUM)