Video: How to Make Kuba Bamya


Nana Rina, the Shem-Tov Matriarch, with 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren (so far!) was the first one to turn us all onto Iraqi food. We used to spend every Friday night at her and Baba’s apartment, eating Kuba Adom and playing “Go Fish” and Shesh Besth with her, and her clandestinely teaching us how to swear in Arabic. While Nana doesn’t cook for us anymore, it is surely her cooking and our cherished memories of those days that inspires us to keep eating the same dishes.

Here is a great video from Rachel, a cute Iraqi woman teaching us how to make Kuba Bamya.


Filed under Iraqi, Israeli, Uncategorized, video

5 responses to “Video: How to Make Kuba Bamya

  1. Stacy Menashe

    Thank you SOOOOOO much for the video on making Kuba! My husband is Israeli and his family is Iraqi and he loves Kuba! His savta made it all his life and he has been away from home for 31/2 years…so he misses her food! Thanks again! I will try to make this next week!

  2. Hi: Where can I find the ingediants for the Kuba.

    Thank you

  3. Sheila

    My grandmother was a Baghdadian Jew and I used to love her kubas. All this while I thought it was made of rice flour. Thank you so much for teaching me how to make it. – Sheila

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