One thing that I miss living in Saudi Arabia is the shawarma. It is hard to find authentic tasting shawarma anywhere but in Saudi Arabia.
One afternoon while my niece and I were walking on Orchard Road, we chanced upon this food kiosk selling Middle Eastern food. I missed Saudi food so much that I couldn’t help but try it.
Shiraz Mazzeh Gourmet Kebabs maybe selling kebabs but it looks to me more like a shawarma. Kebabs are sliced meat cooked near to flames but I am used to it on skewers and with roasted vegetable. The gourmet kebabs in Shiraz Mezzah are meat shavings in a wrap.
My niece got the Lamb Kebab ($10.50) while I got the Beef Kebab ($9.20). There are table and chairs near the food stall. It was great place to eat and people-watch.
I must say the taste of this kebab/shawarma is the nearest to the shawarma I have tasted in Saudi Arabia. But if I were to choose from my lamb or beef, (I got a bite-full of my niece’s lamb kebab), the lamb kebab is better.
We added some fries with our kebabs. If you choose the lamb + french fries + softdrinks combo, it cost $ 14.50 while the chicken/beef + french fries + softdrinks cost $13.20.
It made us so full. We skipped dinner on that day.
Shiraz Mezza Gourmet Kebabs
Orchard Road, Singapore