Monday, February 13, 2012

Happiness, now comes as a roll !




What is the one that one food that unites most of us here in the Middle-East, it is found in most cities of the world but sold under different names and varieties? I am talking of Shawarma – a generous helping of chicken or meat, spicy or regular with bit of salad, garlic dip, pickles and fries – all rolled together into a wrap – just ideal for anytime of the day.

The reason I am talking of Shawarma is that I recently visited Shawarmaji’s in Al Barsha that opened a few months back. It is one of those places that caught my attention by it’s peculiar name and I was keen to check it out.

Being in the Middle East for about five years, we have tasted this ubiquitous any-time snack in a number of varieties. The gourmet-version from a sit-down restaurant, platter-version from the food courts, the spicy-version from the road-side cafĂ© and the cheap and cheerful version from the IKEA cafeteria are just to name a few. As you can see, it is very easy to become a Shawarma aficionado, if you are living by this neck of the woods – and hence my expectations were very high.

Sorry to kill the suspense this soon - the experience at Shawarmaji’s was phenomenal! Every delicious bite of that Mexican Shawarma roll constituted the ideal model of what a true shawarma should be – chicken cooked and spiced up to perfection with a few crispy bits inside, juicy and extremely tender. The meat Shawarma was the first time for me and it surely did impress me – seasoned so well that I couldn’t stop at one. And surprisingly for a comfort food, it tasted healthy - I am sure the generous layering of herbs and mild coat of olive oil did the trick.

With a menu of different variety of the Shawarmas, I can wait to go back there again.

You can contact them for delivery at - 04 4521717 
Location - Shawarmaji is near Lulu Al Barsha, opposite Dubai American Academy.

Image courtesy - google.com  

39 comments:

  1. Oh your post makes me go back to my Dubai days...being a vegetarian, I'm a falafel fan...have had it everywhere, anywhere...I guess you can safely say falafel is for You people like panipuri is for people in India.

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    1. Yes I love falafel too ... But nothing beats panipuri ... oh now I suddenly wish if I can go to delhi to eat aloo ki tikki & golguppe ..

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  2. OK.. how much do they charge for home delivery to Hyderabad ??

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    1. Yup.. and at the end say "common dude.. just kidding".

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    2. Sure thing !! next time i will ask them ... and let you know how it goes ...

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  3. Chicken Shawarma is an ubiquitous dish in some parts of India.I am sure the popular Chicken Roll of Kolkata is also an improvisation of the same, only with a bit more oil:)

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    1. Infact I had my first shawarma in Delhi. I guess you will find something similar in every part of India chicken frankie, kathi roll or the chicken roll of Kolkatta :D

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  4. Yummy! *slurp*
    I haven't tasted it But going by the description, I'm sure it tastes Really Good :-). Will definitely try to get my hands on one, When I get to :-)

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    1. If you are in Dubai ... let me treat you to it ... promise!!

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  5. hmmm...yummy...I love the rolls... :)
    *but veg-roll only... :P

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    1. You do with falafel wrap ... I can assure you its equally good ... you won't stop at one ...

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  6. gorged on it our visit to dubai! yummm

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    1. Next time you come here make sure to try this place ... :)

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  7. Mouth watering rolls and article! But, only veg..nice theme and website. keep it up!

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    1. Thanks Ashwin .. the place has a variety of veg stuff too .. Definitely worth a shot .. :D

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  8. seems like the frankie of mumbai.. me bein more of a roadstallz n thaila eater.. n yeah, the pic really is mouthwatering.

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    1. Yeah Manan something similar ... and you can all kinds upscale ... roadside stalls too :D

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  9. This looks yummy, if only there was a vegetarian version. Great blog, Im following you nowx

    Take a peek at mine
    http://elefont-at.blogspot.com/

    xxx

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    1. Anika - they do .. I had a quick peek at yours too great stuff going !!

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  10. Looks yum...mouth watering photographs...

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    1. Prabhavathi - pic is courtesy google.com, I unfortunately didnt carry my camera that day ...

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  11. Tried this one yesterday...was disappointed, cold rolls, patchy filling and sparse seasoning :( guess you were lucky to have tasted their best!

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    1. Oh no !!! maybe the chef had a fight with his wife :D

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  12. Awesome dish sangeetha. Thanks for the share. I will try when I get back to India

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  13. hehe.. you should see the variations of this in Kerala .. and basically everywhere these days. You have regular shawarma, meat shawarma, mexican shawarma, plate shawarma..
    While I do miss the old taste of the shawarmas from Karama, I will say that there are quite a few places in Kerala that do it just right :)

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    1. I have never tried in Kerala but will be on my to-do list on my next visit ..

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  14. It's 4:25am here and damn now I am craving for Shawarma roll....!!

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    1. 4:25am you should be eating a very very early healthy breakfast not a Shawarma roll :D

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  15. Great pic! i love the falafels more than the shawarma here, thanks to my vegetarianism..:)

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    1. Thanks Pratnee picture is courtesy google.com ... and I love falafels too ...

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  16. This is my favourite Shawarwa place. The Mexican chicken on baguette is the best. The sausages are also great. You must try their fresh juices.

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