|Alternative names||Manaqish, manaeesh, manakeesh, manooshe, man'ousheh, mankousheh|
|Course||Breakfast or lunch|
|Place of origin||Levant|
|Main ingredients||Dough, thyme, cheese or ground meat|
Manakish (Arabic: مناقيش, romanized: manāqīsh), or in singular form man'ousheh, or other spellings, sometimes called Arabic: فَطَايِر, romanized: faṭāyir, is a popular Levantine food consisting of dough topped with thyme, cheese, or ground meat. Similar to a pizza, it can be sliced or folded, and it can be served either for breakfast or lunch.
Traditionally, women would bake dough in a communal oven in the morning, to provide their family with their daily bread needs, and would prepare smaller portions of dough with different toppings for breakfast at this time.
Manakish are popular across the Levant, and can also be found in neighboring regions, and centers of Levantine emigration.
The word manaqish is the plural of the Arabic word manqūshah (from the root verb naqasha 'to sculpt, carve out' or engrave), meaning that after the dough has been rolled flat, it is pressed by the fingertips to create little dips for the topping to lie in.