For me, Shawarma is a form of art. The freshness of the laffa or pita, the quality of the hummus, the seasoning of the salads, the quality and form of cooking of the meat – it all come together in every single bite. These ingredients will determine how our taste glands react to each bite. In Jaffa, next to the square of the clock – Dr. Shakshuka, the expert, opened a Shawarma stand that takes all of these ingredients very seriously, that's why it's the best.
Inside an ottoman buildings, made of white stone and with arches, I ask for a dish of Shawarma. "Chicken or lamb?" – I decide to go for half and half, with hummus, spicy sauce and salad with fries on the side. The lamb is seasoned beautifully, creating a dissonance with the sweet soft chicken. The pita is warm and soft. The hummus and the spicy sauce are equally spread inside the pita, creating homogeneously from the beginning of the dish to its end. The salad is lemony and refreshing. That is the best dish I've ever had. I ask for another half a dish, which is both amazing, and turned out to be a big mistake. As expected in a dignified place such as this, I drink Turkish coffee and succeed in pulling myself together after all that food.
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