When I was in Israel a few years back I tried this really great street food. I had gotten the recipe, but now have lost it and don't remember what it was called. It is a cross between a pancake and a bread. The one I had had za'atar, thin sliced tomatoes, and red onion fried into one side and was flipped over. Does anyone know what this is called?
I was able to track down the dish. It is called Lahuhe. There is a picture of it here. Thank you to everyone for trying to help me out.
From your description, it might have been a Malawach.
If it is, here is a link to a recipie.
I'm guessing this dish might have derived from manaqeesh (manouche) which are extremely popular all over the Levantine region, although it's spread all over now. In Melbourne, Australia, for example, there are dozens of Lebanese places that sell them.
Za'tar is the most popular flavour but there are many others such as sujuk, za'tar with tomato+onion, za'tar with veggies (capsicum, tomato, onion, olives, etc), cheese, kiskh, labne, minced lamb, spinach, etc.
It's probably just flatbread. If you are in an African (West and South) influenced area, it will be unleavened, just flour and water. In the more Middle East (North and East) areas it will probably have yeast as well (or local beer)
The dough is normally left to stand for some time before being rolled and cooked
They are rolled or teased out to large circles (50cm+), and then traditionally cooked over a convex curved pan (sag?). Imagine a upside down wok, made of thick steel
On the Middle East side it is brushed with olive oil and herbs like Za'atar, or salt and chilli
If mixed and cooked quickly without leavening this is suitable for Passover, and is referred to as Matzo, but without the baked in toppings