Balaleet is a delightful breakfast dish from the Middle Eastern island country of Bahrain, and is one of the most popular menu items on the menu of trendy Bahrain restaurant Saffron.
This dish is built on a base of sweet, skinny vermicelli noodles infused with fragrant saffron. The mound of noodles is then topped with salty scrambled eggs. It may sound like a rather odd combination, but it works like an absolute charm.
This balaleet dish creates a wonderful marriage of textures and flavors that is unbeatable when it comes to a restaurant breakfast. Despite being home to a number of typical Western and Continental brunch spots, Bahrain is increasingly being taken over by Saffron thanks largely to its balaleet menu item.