Saturday, August 13, 2005

Shawarma Anyone ?

Although I have been having many favourite shawarmas around town, unfortunaletly I havent found THE ultimate shawarma, and I am sick and tired of trying em out only to discover there is nothing special about it. Anyone knows where I can find the ultimate shawarma?


Blogger kuwaitigirl said...

the ultimate shawarma can be made in your own kitchen...try this...go to sultan center and buy some beef steak strips...sautee the strips with onion...add tahina,yoghurt,summagh and lemon juice and some salt for taste and voila...just wrap in pita bread and enjoy..

8/13/2005 04:10:00 PM  
Blogger Equalizer said...

Kuwaitigirl thanks for the tip :p But I am a self taugh part time chef you know :p So I know how to do a shawarma in the simplest form, but it is much more complicated than you think. Think about burgers...are they all the same? I think for shawarma alot of factors go in, the marination of the meat, the roasting of the meat on fire, the sauce and fillings and quality of bread. Basically, you can do whatever with it and experiment with different ideas. For example, you can have a roasted duck shawarma marinated in chinese spices served with hoison sauce, julienned cucumbers and green onions, wrapped in pancake. Whatever is it it is endless. Try doing that at home :p

8/13/2005 06:05:00 PM  
Blogger kuwaitigirl said...

No,equalizer.. actually i didn't know that you are a "self-taught part time chef"....sounds like a good description of me...thanx for the recipe. the duck shawarma sounds yummy and i will definitely try ur method out..thanx;)

8/13/2005 08:42:00 PM  
Blogger Salted-Caramel said...

I haven't tried a lot of shawarma places around town so I don't really know what's out there, but I like Farah's chicken shawarma.

8/13/2005 10:17:00 PM  
Blogger Salted-Caramel said...

BTW, nice blog you got here. Very delicious.

8/13/2005 10:18:00 PM  
Blogger Equalizer said...

Well I'm trying to get more people get involved in the gastronomic world :P As for your suggestion of Farah...mmm well its been a while, but dont you think its a bit too 90's :p

8/13/2005 11:55:00 PM  
Blogger Salted-Caramel said...

I told you I don't know whats out there concerning the shawarma industry. So yeah, go ahead and call me an oldie. :P Maybe you should be my guide.

8/14/2005 04:44:00 AM  
Blogger Equalizer said...

HaHa well if there is one thing I am trying to acheive here is to build a solid guide to Kuwait's ill dining scene. It is so sad that even for the simplest things we have a hard time to find ;p

8/14/2005 10:38:00 AM  
Blogger Salted-Caramel said...

Yeah, and it's also sad for a country whose main attraction is FOOD. Ya3ni please, liq8 shino feeha '3ayr m6a3im, m6a3im, oh and guess what? More m6a3im. :) Yes, and shopping. Well anyway, keep it up. I'll come here for food consultation. ;)

8/14/2005 05:21:00 PM  
Blogger PeTiTa said...

When you find out tell me please!

Most people I know like the shawrma's from 99 but I think they're too dry and the chicken doesn't taste that good

I agree with salted caramel, fara7 has nice shawrma's : )

8/15/2005 08:39:00 PM  
Blogger Equalizer said...

Ok my problem with shawarmas in Kuwait is the following :-

#1 Meat is too dry.
#2 The shawarmas are too small.
#3 The filling are nothing special.
#4 The bread is OK
#5 The Hygeine!

8/16/2005 11:04:00 AM  
Blogger Salted-Caramel said...

OMG, you brought up the issue of hygeine! :/

8/16/2005 01:39:00 PM  
Blogger Papillona ® said...

visiting your blog is a huge crime!! see the thing is am not crazy about food and I haven't eat like real food in a long long time, so visiting you here makes me want to go out now (midnight) and drive all the way to Farah just to get Shawarma.. omg! sorry I can't be nice but I'm not visiting you again unless I need to find out what to eat incase I was starving ..

love your blog though


8/17/2005 12:04:00 AM  
Blogger Mama Fusla said...

We, more than NYers need a product like the Pipod: The Shawermarama!

Your search is broken down to:


$ 150-250 fils (Standard)
$$ 300-450 fils (Standard but more expensive)
$$$ 500+ (if you paid that much for a slab of shawerma, it means your brain is in no shape to recognize the difference between what is and what isn’t standard, you’re definitely a member of the Wolf Gang Puck industry )

Auto services:

- Kashkha ib Fashkha: Shaded parking, DIY waterfall, friendly staff strapped with money belts which actually have change in them.
Florescent blue lights that reflect off your already dilated pupils (from The Airport's florescent pink/white signage) napkins,plastic forks and knives, ketchup salt and pepper, can keep your windows down without worrying about it raining Phone numbers. Fused recipes like ChineseOwerma & ShawaOstrich

Note: ChineseOwerma (does not contain worms, but could if you'd like, if Tongues and Brain Shawerma's are available, I don't see why they shouldn't also add ShaWorma or even better JaradoWorma [Locusts + Worms])

The staff has not changed in over 10 years and same goes to their customers, where they pride themselves with their fresh yet icy cocktails. This place is not for the faint at heart, prepare to stop, order and make your great escape as quick as possible. The skinny shawerma junkies in muscle cars (or BOWs) will be on your tail in no time. These BOWzows are very antsy.

BOWs: Boombox’es on Wheels

- Gourmet Sikrab: Forget the shaded car parking; the place is made of the deconstructed building next door. Orders are taken on scraps of Tissue paper box with reconstructed pens. The Tahina is diluted 2-3 times before its spread on your bread, if you’re lucky, you get 2 - 2.5 pickles. Give only exact change unless you don’t mind being mooned by the order guy which has already wasted a minute staring at you before he droped the 1/4 Dinar followed by the coins and him bending over for the finale: Moonshaw (__!__)
Usually the best shawerma you will ever have but beware of indulging too much, since you’ll be vacuuming your car that’s already sinking in a pool of phone numbers.

1 pickle
2 pickles
3 pickles

Lengthy but oh well..

8/17/2005 12:55:00 AM  
Blogger Salted-Caramel said...

So far "Farah" got the majority of votes! :D

8/17/2005 02:12:00 AM  
Blogger Mama Fusla said...

U mean
3 Pickles?

8/17/2005 10:55:00 AM  
Blogger Equalizer said...

MAMA FUSLA ! LOOOL I love your comment! you know this is exactly what someone should write in stupid magazines like bazaar. I think being frank about how things are is exactly what we need in this country. Plus where is the sense of humour in those publications?! You know what? you would be the best humorous food writer in Kuwait ;p

8/17/2005 11:55:00 AM  
Blogger Mama Fusla said...


8/22/2005 02:19:00 PM  
Blogger the11thmuse said...

i know this is an old post but you should try shawarma chicken from il wali in jam3iyat nuzha

8/25/2005 02:35:00 PM  
Blogger Equalizer said...

Yeah I tried that, still not like the ones you would find in the streets of Europe and the US. Usually they are loaded with yummy fillings and meat / chicken. A juicy experience, unlike the finger food shawarmas here.

8/27/2005 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello .. bit late to post here..but recently a fastfood chain opened in bahrain called
"Shawarmah express" i havent tried it myself but apparently they have taco flavor, italian flavor .. and a wholelot of other flavored shawarmas.. not the original thing, but worth a try if your ever here ;)

2/25/2006 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As an expat the best i found was at block one street one Fintas area. beef or chicken 250 fils and for 1kd500 fils try the broasted chicken dinner (Chicken, soft, Kuwaiti flat bread and a salad). They are egyptians but the food is good!

8/14/2007 12:29:00 PM  

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