Manti or Mantu (; ; ; ; Pashto, Persian, ; ) are dumplings popular in most Turkic cuisines, as well as in the Hejaz and Caucasian, Central Asian and Chinese Islamic cuisines. It closely resembles the Chinese baozi, Korean mandu, Mongolian buuz, Japanese nikuman and the Tibetan momo. Manti are also popular throughout the Commonwealth of Independent States, where the dish spread from the Central Asian republics. Manti dumplings typically consist of a spiced meat mixture, usually lamb or ground beef in a dough wrapper, and either boiled or steamed. “Manti” indicates either singular or plural.