Libyan cuisine derives much from the traditions of the Mediterranean, North African Berber (Tunisian cuisine), and the Middle East (Egyptian cuisine). One of the most popular Libyan dishes is a thick highly-spiced soup, known simply as Shorba Arabiya, or Arabian soup. Shorba Arabiya contains many of the ingredients from other Libyan dishes, including onions, tomatoes, lamb (or chicken), chilies, cayenne pepper, saffron, chickpeas, mint, cilantro and parsley. Pork consumption is forbidden, in accordance with Sharia religious laws of Islam. Tripoli is Libya's capital, and the cuisine there is particularly influenced by Italian cuisine.