Kebab (kebap, kabab, kebob, kabob, kibob, kebhav, or kephav) is a wide variety of skewered meals originating in the Middle East and later on adopted in the Balkans, the Caucasus, other parts of Europe, as well as Central and South Asia, that are now found worldwide. In English, kebab with no qualification generally refers more specifically to shish kebab cooked on a skewer.