How they make knafeh – a famous Middle Eastern dessert – at Falafel and Shawarma Planet

Raed Eisa, owner of Falafel and Shawarma Planet in Sacramento, demonstrates how to make knafeh nabulsieh. The dessert originated in the Palestinian city of Nablus. It has a layer of filo dough on melted cheese, topped with honey and pistachios.
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Raed Eisa, owner of Falafel and Shawarma Planet in Sacramento, demonstrates how to make knafeh nabulsieh. The dessert originated in the Palestinian city of Nablus. It has a layer of filo dough on melted cheese, topped with honey and pistachios.

Growing up, Benjy Egel was referred to by his family as “the human garbage disposal.” He parlayed that love of food into a job covering restaurants and bars for The Bee, including trends, openings and lawsuits. A Sacramento native, he previously covered business for the Amarillo Globe-News in Texas.