Do you love to eat Shawarma? =)

Philippines
May 14, 2010 1:22am CST
Yummy, right? It was the only thing that sort of calmed me down yesterday after a bad afternoon. LOL. At first, I don't like the smell until my best friend convince me to have one. And it was one of the greatest taste in the world. When I was in Dubai, I had a great time just walking around because Shawarmas are everywhere. And they make they make the most delicous Shawarma. Though there are some fries included (yep, there are french fries included in their toppings) - it was really delicious. I can eat two or three. Only when I am really hungry. =) Here in the Philippines, their toppings aren't bad. But whenever I am in the mall, when not in a hurry, I always stop by and buy a Shawarma. I know the onions could bring a little smell to your breath but I always brought a mints/listerine with me. Just in case. lol. How about you guys? Do you like eating Shawarma.
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@jziakhan (702)
• Pakistan
15 May 10
YEs, actually, in my country, they are quite famous, you can have it almost everywhere you want, but unlike most of the populateion, i hate shwarama, unfortuanatly, I just dont like it, here we call the bread, roti, and its very hard, and you ant just bite it and hope that it will come off easily, and as fo rthe fillings, i think, if i made my own shwarama, it would taste a lot, lot, better than what is sold in fast food restaurants and other clubs, its just too much bread which you cant chew easily and too less of thosse fillings which make it worthwhile to eat a shwarama, i think i have to visit Dubai to know how a real, juicy, scrumptious Shawarma tastes, then i shall be satisfied, :) Happy-Mylotting,
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@hati3kuro (278)
• Malaysia
14 May 10
Absolutely love it!! Here in Russia, Shawarma (or here it's pronounced Shaurma) can be seen sold anywhere especially in Moscow. It's not a Russian delicacy but everybody sure loves it! As far as I know, the food was brought to Europe and elsewhere from these "Stan" and Arab countries, centuries ago. There's a lot of variations depending on in which place they are sold. Say in Germany they would rather call it Doner Kebab, or Gyros in Greece. I can't agree more about the smell from the onions, most probably because they would just stuff it raw, as u might know. Nevertheless, the taste is wonderful! And gotta love the special sauce too!
• Philippines
15 May 10
Hi, Hati. I really dream of traveling around the world. To get a glimpse of every taste and culture. And I envy you because you're the type of person who knows much of the world. I hope someday I could visit the places you've mentioned. Not mainly because of Shawarma. LOL. Hope you'll add me, my friend. =) Congratulations! You have my best response. =)
• Malaysia
16 May 10
Thanks! Really appreciate it! :) I pray the best for your future trips. Travelling indeed is an eye-opener. Friend added =)
@evepin (723)
• Philippines
14 May 10
there was a time when my whole family was crazy over shawarma! it became our midnight snack of choice. we are fortunate that a really good store was very near our home (just inside the village). we must have had too much during that stage that by the sight of it now, i'm like... shawarma... naahhh. u don't buy anymore, but if someone gives me, then why not, right? cheers and happy myLotting!
• United States
14 May 10
I went to one once when we went on vacation about a year ago :) we really like it :)I'm glad you did too :)
• Philippines
15 May 10
May I know where do you live? So that I could transfer in your place and have shawarma all the time? LOL. Unfortunate of us here in Cebu. Shawarma lovers are mall dependent because they are only available in malls. We don't have an independent 24 hour shawarma store. Unlike you. =( Lucky for you and for your family. =)
@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
14 May 10
I like it, but don't eat it very often due to the calories. We have a few shawarma places in town. Sometimes I buy the shwarama meat already cooked and sliced in the grocery and make it at home. There is even have a frozen vegetarian version of the meat. It's really yummy.
• Philippines
15 May 10
Hi, miss catlady. I am happy to see you here. How are your cats? =) You might want to watch the movie, Hachiko. Coz I know you're a pet lover. We don't have a vegetarian version yet of the Shawarma. But we have the pizza version. Yes, I understand it sometimes why my mom ate only half and let have her other half because she's on health watch. And because of calories too. The beef, mainly. I hope we could have one here too. The vegetarian versiion so that all of us can have a taste. I don't know how to make a homemade one. Maybe because of the sauce. LoL. I know the other sauce is made of just garlic - the other one - I am still researching. MAde me wonder if it's oyster sauce mixed with something. Happy weekend to you, Miss catlady. Take care always. =)
• Israel
15 May 10
They sell shawarma spice in the grocery stores here. If you have any ethnic middle eastern grocery shops near you they might have it. There are so many yummy foods from all over the globe. I wish sometimes I lived in a big city so I could have access to them all.
• India
14 May 10
even i had my first shawarma in dubai. it was from this famous resto called safadi!! it was a chicken shawarma but later i had the veg one that too was a delicious. it just tickles the taste buds to such an extent that you just cant resist it.. so damn delicious.. and the preparations too are rich and tasty.. those who still havnt had it give it a try!!
• Philippines
15 May 10
hi, nasa. Yes, Dubai or UAE provides one of the most delicous shawarma in the world. I remember my father,giving me the what-is-it-now look because I always ask him money. Aside from Shawawrma, I also love the arabian bread. The one that cost only a dirham and it's a round bread. Like a bun. MAde me miss Dubai. =(
@garneta (185)
• Philippines
14 May 10
i dont like the taste of shawarma and the smell of onions it makes me sick.. I don't know i'd rather eat balot or one day old but not shawarma.
• Philippines
15 May 10
That's okay, garneta. Not liking shawarma won't make you a bad person. =)) You and my aunt are the same. She's a little choosy with her food. If she doesn't want it, she doesn't want it. You're in taguig? I wonder how are the elections there. Is is settled yet? Hope you'll accept my friend request. =)
• China
14 May 10
I am not very clearly about Shwarma,but form the picture I associate "Turkey roujia mo".you may unable to get what I mean. The so-called "Turkey rou jia mo" ic very similar to Shwarma,just put some meat ,onion and vegetable leaves between two pieces of bread,the meat just baked as Shawarma do.In China,We prefer to add chili patse or sweet bean sauce etc,it depends.Just like totallyundecided said When I am in the street not hungry but I still stop by and buy a "Turkey rou jia mo".Do you want to try the delicious foot?
• Philippines
15 May 10
Hi, Mavis. Don't worry. I understand you. And thanks for sharing because without your sahre, I might not know that there's another substitution for beef and chicken - and that's turkey. I hope you could send me one here in the Philippines. lol. =)
• India
14 May 10
Yummy!really Yummy!!!! The best arabian food. i had chicken Shawarma roll in England. I bet you , thats the best one. i had the same in India , and it was quite ok. Didnt match U.K made but alright. You know something , the shawarma roll is not fat free but still its not spicy and it does good things to your tummy. no acidity , no indigestion whatsoever. There's a shop here in Bombay in India. They make good shawarma rolls.....mmmmmmmm.....mmmmmmmm.........I feel like eating it now.
• Philippines
15 May 10
I now the feeling. Just by talking about it - makes you crave for more and more. Ahaha! And now, I am hungry. I agree with you. The sauce, spicy or not. It's really Yummy. And I have to taste the chicken shawarma. It's not yet available here in our place. Just beef. =) Is that your cat? LOL. Very cute. Like grumpy cute.
@gracie04 (4554)
• Philippines
14 May 10
Yes, shawarma is one of my favorite snacks. I used to dislike shawarma before due to the foul smell but i have learned to love shawarma when my partner encouraged me to try it. the shawarma i tasted was really good! it was located in bf homes paranaque city... whenever we go there to buy some foreign television series and movies, i always order two shawarmas with cheese. yummy! it is not only delicious but affordable as well.. i wanted to try the authentic shawarma, ones located in the middle east but i don't think it's possible. hihi
• Philippines
15 May 10
LOL. I wish I could go to paranaque in an instant so that I could have a taste. Maybe I should do a travel show - traveling all over the world for the different versions of shawarma. LOL. May I know the name of the store? Maybe this July, I'll go to Manila. And maybe I could drop by their at BF homes and find that store. =) Thanks for that recommendation! =)
• Philippines
14 May 10
i used to hate shawarma before but when a friend of mine got a muslim boyfriend she used to start eating muslim food including shawarma, os one time we got into the mall and we saw this shawarma shop she invited us to eat there for free, of course i joined with them since its for free though i order another food for me, then she told me to try shawarma but i refused, then we had this game that they will give me money if i dont like shawarma so i said its a call, when i taste it i laugh coz its really delicious, i thought its not coz of the unions
• Philippines
15 May 10
LOL. Well, the onions are part of Shawarma that makes it tick. LOL. Just by talking about it, I am craving for one now. But it's 3am here so I have to wait for later. I might eat one after Church. =) I hope you'll add me home. Happy weekend!
@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
14 May 10
I like Shawarma! I had shawarma yesterday when I went to the mall. I cant eat 2 or 3 even if I am hungry. I like it with cheese and oozing with hot sauce. It is so good especially beef. I like eating it and my husband likes it too.
• Philippines
15 May 10
That's nice to hear. Some of my relatives are very choosy that's why whenever we are in the mall. We settle for pizza because some of them aren't into shawarma. =(
• Canada
14 May 10
I had a Schwarma sandwich the other day. Chicken. The thing I didn't like was the bread - it broke very easy, so the sauce was all over my hands. They say donair and schwarma are the same things but I have donairs virtually every week but the meat is packed into a harder pita bread and does not break as easily.
• Philippines
15 May 10
Donairs. Honestly, I haven't heard about it until today. And I am very curious on what it taste like. I hope to find one here in Philippines. =) TM! you're almost in your 500. Keep up the good work! =)
@se7enthbird (8327)
• Philippines
14 May 10
me and my wife enjoys eating shawarma. but we have different of toppings. i dont like the veggies and onions but i love the one with cheese. my wife wants with everything on it except the cheese. we always have mints in our pockets so no worries. do you know that only the poor people eat shawarma in middle east. i guess its a poor mans meal as what i heard. dont really know if its true. but since it is beef it is not a poor mans meal here in our country.
• Philippines
15 May 10
I get you se7en. Whenever my cousin and I are in the mall, well, I don't like it when cabbage is included. LOL. I don't know. I feel like a goat eating grass (no pun intended). As for cheese, it's optional. Depends on my mood. As for the breath, nah! LOL. As long as we ate a good food. We only worry with breath whenever we're on our first date or in a very important meeting. Hmm.. Never heard of that expression that it's a poor man`s meal. Beef here, in kilo, is like 300php plus per kilo. That's a mystery. Thanks, seven. Happy weekend to you. And hope you don't mind me adding you. =)
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
18 May 10
the good thing about shawarma is that it's not just a snack, it already a meal. It's heavy and you feel fullness with just one serving. I have not been to Dubai but even the local shawarmas have different taste depending on whose preparing it.
• India
17 May 10
Oh wonderful post! I love shawarma rolls. Here in India, we also get vegetarian shawarma made with paneer (cottage cheese). There's a joint named Siddiqui near my residence which sells the most delicious Shawarma ever!!
• United States
15 May 10
I've never heard of Shawarma. Where I live, the closest thing to food that isn't a burger and priced out of my budget is Taco Bell.
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
15 May 10
Well I just looked up what a shawarma was. (Since i live in the US) If its like a greek Gyros like the site says then yeah i like them. Dont eat them much though. They are quite good but abit messy.
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
14 May 10
It is a tsty snack which I relish quite often in pavement shops.
@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
14 May 10
I like Shawarma. I had shawarma yesterday when I went to the mall. I like it with cheese and oozing with hot sauce. I cant eat two or 3 even though I am hungry. I can only eat just one. We are shawarma lovers in our family. My sister loves them and my husband craves for them.