Actually, Mantu is eaten year round in the Makkah region but is an excellent addition to the Iftar table. (Mantou (Chinese: 饅頭), often referred to as Chinese steamed bun, is a type of cloud-like steamed bread or bun popular in Northern China. The name mantou is said to have originated from a tale about Zhuge Liang.) The food in Makkah is very diverse due to the arrival of hajj pilgrims which have been arriving in the holy city for more than a thousand years. In Makkah, Mantu is eaten with a spicy hot sauce.