Fatayer, Petaeer (Arabic: فطاير)is a meat pie that can alternatively be stuffed with spinach (Arabic: سبانخ), or cheese (Arabic: جبنه) such as Feta or Akkawi. It is part of Lebanese cuisine and is eaten in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia,Kuwait and Israel. In Argentina, fatayer are also popular as a variety of empanada, called empanada árabe.
Hawawshi (sometimes spelled hawwaoshi; Egyptian Arabic: حواوشي; IPA: [ħæˈwæwʃi]) is a traditional Egyptian dish. It is a pita stuffed with minced meat and spiced with onions, pepper, parsley, and occasionally chilies. The major variants of hawawshi are "baladi" (standard) and Alexandrian. In most of Egypt, it is baked by filling the flat Egyptian bread with the meat mix and then baking it in the oven. In Alexandria, the ingredients are placed between two circular layers of dough, then baked in an oven. Alexandrian hawawshi also usually have different spices and seasonings. Hawawshi has spread to other countries in the Middle East and North Africa with some variation. In the Levant, it is made using saj bread and includes hot peppers in the filling. In Algeria, it is known as "muhajib" and is eaten with soup or a yoghurt salad.Hawawshi is commonly made in Egyptian homes and is also served in some restaurants, usually as a take-away. Prices at restaurants range from 10-30 guineas, depending on the size and amount of meat used.Some Egyptians criticize the anonymity of meat used based on its low price.