Oh yes. That’s right. The best served from a cart on the side of the road’ food in the world. That’s right, we’ve entered the world of shwarma!!
As you walk down the street you smell something in the air….cooking meat, spiced with something that sets your taste buds aflame. Then you see it, roasting on a spit in front of a flame so large that as you come closer, you can actually hear it cook. Getting closer still, you walk up and see it turn so that the meat that had been facing the flame is now bubbling in your direction. You have no choice but to fork over you money and place an order…you’ve been sucked in, mind control at its worst.
Maybe you tried to use some Arabic, maybe not. Either way they know what you want and start preparing it for you. The meat gets cut and mixed with the roasting veggies on the grill below. As the mix simmers together the “shwarma man” pulls out either a bun or a pita. He’ll probably throw some sauces on and then stuff your meat inside to make it a nice sandwich. He’ll put it in your hand and you’ll take your first bite right there, because waiting any longer is simply not an option. It’s so good in fact, that you go back for a second…then a third….finally a fourth…oh wait, a fifth…..Now you know why we’re putting on weight. (Jill’s note: One of us may be putting on weight; the other just chooses to enjoy the local cuisine without regret.) (Danny’s note: I’m not sure which one of us Jill is referring to.)
Once finished with your meal, continue down the street until the next cart of roasting meat sucks you in. Attempt to do nothing else with your day, you will be busy.