What makes the shawarma, the popular street food of the Middle Eastern cuisine, is not the meat but rather incredibly flavorful and spicy mix of accompanying salads and condiments.
Shawarma is a popular street food dish of Middle Eastern cuisine, particularly in countries such as Lebanon, Israel, and Egypt. It is made by marinating meat (usually chicken, beef, or lamb) in a blend of spices, and then cooking it on a vertical rotisserie. The meat is shaved off the spit and placed in a pita bread or a wrap with various toppings such as tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, and tahini sauce. Shawarma can also be served as a platter with rice, salad, and pickles. The dish is often considered as a fast food and is a staple in the street food scene, but it can also be found in restaurants and cafes. It is popular among locals and tourists alike, and can be enjoyed as a quick and convenient meal.