Thursday, March 29, 2012

For the Love of a Shawarma

I love a good sharwma. Most Middle Eastern and North and West African countries have their own variation of them but they are basically shaved mutton or turkey, roasted and juicy, wrapped in handmade flat bread and often grilled or pressed. Many countries also include french fries and some kind of sauce, like hummus or tahini. They are our version of a burrito or wrap and they are might, mighty tasty.

Yesterday, we stopped at a small shop to grab a few shawarmas as we headed south out of Tunis to our conference in Sousse. And let me tell you something, they did not disappoint! They were warm, toasty and fabulous, stuffed with roasted turkey, cabbage, hummus and french fries.

These were our fearless cooks who patiently created my shawarma while I royally butchered my attempts at French and Arabic:

These girls were not shy! They asked me to take their picture over and over again. I was happy to oblige.

If I lived here, I would come here daily. And I'd probably hang out with these girls on a regular basis. I'm pretty sure I could role with them.


  1. I love schwarmas! It is the one food I actually liked eating while deployed. Enjoy your trip!

  2. They are sooooo cute! Hope your foot is holding up well!

  3. Sony and I love a good shawarma!! YUM! Oh and those girls are cute! Glad you're making friends who have shawarma connections. :0)

  4. How fun! So glad you found some delicious shawarma. :)