GRAB-N-GO SHAWARMA PLACES YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT
Shawarmas (also known as kebabs) has been a popular snack across the Middle East and Mediterranean countries due to its combination of slowly cooked meat and flavourful sauces, bringing immense flavor to the dish. The wrap consists of many fresh ingredients such as meat (Chicken, Beef, Mutton, or Lamb) that is slowly grilled on a rotisserie and cut into little strips, along with fresh vegetables and unique sauces including; Hummus and Toum (Garlic & yogurt-based sauce).
The popularity of shawarmas began to grow across other regions including Europe & Asia, making this dish one of the most popular grab-n-go snacks around the globe. Now we have countless restaurants across Hong Kong that serve this delicacy and here are a few we had to mention.
27 KEBAB HOUSE
27 Kebab house is one of the popular kebab chains in Hong Kong. Opened back in 2012, the restaurant started off with one outlet but managed to grow, with now 4 outlets across Hong Kong including; Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, Sheung Wan, and Happy Valley. They serve a variety of dishes including Kebabs, Salads, Hummus, and even Biryani! (Even though Biryani is from India, we don't mind.)
Our favorite pick from their extensive menu is their Chicken Doner roll. The Chicken is vertically roasted before it gets thinly sliced and added to a pita bread with some fresh lettuce, onion, and tomatoes. Out of their menu, we would recommend trying this dish along with a few others including the chicken with rice or chips, which we think are great grab-n-go options!
Location: Shop D-E, G/F, 27 Hollywood Road, Soho, Central Contact: 27952727
Opening Hours: 24 Hours
Price Range: HKD $51 - $100
We had come across this little Turkish restaurant whilst roaming around Sai Kung and thought to give it a go. The restaurant may be small, but don't let that fool you. The Chicken Doner Roll served by the friendly owners was one of the best kebabs we've had! It was much spicier and meatier than the usual kebabs you'd get in the city, and their use of fresh ingredients and unique sauces really made it stand out.
Also, we have to give a special mention to the owners who served us with so much care. The friendly attitude and hospitality really made us feel welcomed, and it's something we always look forward to when visiting the restaurant. (and of course their food!).
From their menu, they had several other dishes & delights including; Turkish tea, Baklava, Adana Kebab, and our favorite chicken steak with bulgur rice topped with mint and chilli sauce!
Location: Shop 15, G/F, Kam Po Court, 2 Hoi Pong Square, Sai Kung Contact: 26067038
Opening Hours: 11am - 12am
Price Range: HKD $51 - $100
Ebeneezer's has been one of the most common and popular kebab chains across Hong Kong, and one of the most visited restaurants by us! They opened their first restaurant back in 1993 when the trend of shawarmas/kebabs was spiking up, and now they have successfully managed to open 25 outlets all across Hong Kong. Initially, they were known for their kebabs, but now also serve a variety of dishes from different regions including; North India, South India & the Middle East.
Similarly to 27 Kebab house, we would recommend their 'Doner chicken kebab' as we think it's one of the best kebabs from their menu. There are quite a few options to choose from including chicken tikka kebabs, lamb kebabs, and even falafel wraps, which are just as popular. If you're in the mood for something cheesy, they also have pizza and cheese fries (Another favorite of ours.)
The Kebab chain has multiple outlets however, the restaurant at the Sheraton Hotel in Tung Chung is definitely one of the best. The quality, taste, service, and ambiance is very different from the usual outlets, and is something we loved!
Location: Shop G11, Sheraton Hotel, 9 Yi Tung Road. Tung Chung, Lantau Island Contact: 2730 0988
Opening Hours: 11am - 10.30pm
Price Range : HKD $51 - $100
There are many other restaurants that serve shawarma's along with authentic Middle Eastern food including; Aziza, Acme, Maison Lebanese, Maison Du Mezze, Shahrazad Lebanese, Zooba, Carat, Bedu, and Chickpea.
Stay tuned to hear more about the different types of middle eastern restaurants across town!