Sahlab (salep, saloop, salop) سحلب
Sahlab is a popular winter drink in Egypt in cafes, as well as in homes.
The beverage is a thick creamy white hot drink.
The main ingredient is the Salep, which is a white flour like powder obtained from the dried tubers of a wild orchid, Orchis mascula.
The flour is used in other Turkish cooking, such as the thick dondurma ice cream.
The main ingredient in the flour is mucilage, which gives sahlab its thick characteristic.