I was reading a news article about Taiz that talked about people having shahi mulaban and zalabia for breakfast and that the zalabia is particularly popular with children.

Zalabia is a simple fried dough. You drop dollops of dough into oil to fry it and it comes out crispy on the outside, soft on the inside.

Here is a recipe video on Youtube about how to make the bread with a lemon syrup.

Shahi mulaban is a milk tea. Some recipe websites for what came up when I googled it – Adeni tea:

Here is a video recipe for a similar version made with condensed milk.

All these recipes have a few things in common even with the slight variations: a milk base, TEA, cardamom, clove, and it’s sweet.

Now you can make this Yemeni breakfast at home!