Thursday, February 11, 2010
Day 27: Some local dining...
Part of the living overseas experience is getting out and trying new things. In this case, I went looking for cheap local food. Whenever I asked people about what the locals eat, it pretty much universally comes back as Shawarma. This is the universal meat on a bun kind of thing that would probably equate to us eating a hot dog. Below is a picture Shawarma served in a pita type piece of bread.
There are numerous types of Shawarma that you can order such as chicken, beef, lamb, etc. The cool thing about it is that it is pretty much a complete meal for under 1.25 KD. I have tried lamb and beef so far and I have to admit that I liked the lamb a little more. My next time out I am going to try the chicken. As you can see below, the "sandwich" is basically made by shaving off the slices of meat and combining it with an assortment of vegetables. It is pretty tasty and very filling. One is all you need.
So, be looking forward to trying all sorts of new and exciting foods. I am sure there will be some you love and some you won't care for, but the experience you will never forget.