Due to the popularity of the recent Avengers movie, the sale of Shawarma has sky-rocketed. The masses became aware of the Middle Eastern treat after a scene in the movie showed the main characters sitting around a table and enjoying their own Shawarma.
The dish is actually an Arabian fast food which originated in Turkey. Shawarma consists of shaved meat (either lamb, goat, beef or mixed meats) served in a flat bread with an assortment of vegetables. What makes it so unique may be the way the meat is cooked. Various layers of meat is skewered on a stick and slowly roasted by flames on its sides. The cooking process can last for hours and hungry onlookers can drool while it is prepared.
Another special thing about Shawarma is the sauce that accompanies it. There are a lot of different sauces that are used on Shawarma. The most popular may be the Yogurt Garlic Paste. Creamy and white, it resembles the sauce commonly used for gyros. The Tahini sauce is a middle eastern staple and is sesame-based. You can also use Falafel sauce and the not-so-secret Tahini sauce. Though more commonly prepared wrapped in a pita, it’s also possible to eat Shawarma over rice.
Shawarma has already invaded the Philippines, Singapore and is a staple in most of the Middle East. . It’s about time this Arabian delight reached Americans’ tastebuds.