Whether wrapped up in a sandwich or simply presented in a platter, the Lebanese staple street food Shawarma is probably on the “favourites list” of 95% of the Lebanese population, and with good reason! How can you not love this deliciousness?
I visited Shawarma w Saj, a fairly new casual Shawarma restaurant in Hamra right next to Bliss Street (also has a branch in Saida). This Shawarma joint is a definite must-try, so add it to your list of places to go, and I mean sometime in the near future. Side note: I know this “checklist of places to go” never seems to finish – more restaurants pop up on a weekly basis than our stomachs can handle.
Moving on – here’s a list of my favourite dishes at Shawarma w Saj:
Are you on a diet? Fear not, there’s salad. Actually, that’s a lie. Caesar salad screams anything but diet. Nevertheless, it’s pretty delicious; especially when topped with our favourite chicken shawarma.
This chicken fajita sandwich just about sealed the deal for me – what a delicious sandwich! All the menu items here are made with shawarma (obviously); so the chicken fajita is actually chicken shawarma with fajita spices in submarine bread filled with our favourite standard fajita accompaniments – I’m talking colourful bell peppers and onions baby! Truly remarkable. T couldn’t put his sandwich down! I tried to convince him that he needed to save room for what I’m about to recommend next!
It’s called Shawarma w Saj after all! Why not order something that has this Shawarma joint’s name all over it!? This beef shawarma in saj bread was extraordinary! I’m craving it right now, as I type this, so I’m going to stop and move on to the next one.
5. Shawarma Platter: Chicken or Beef (13,000 LBP for 200g / 25,000 LBP for 500g)
The shawarma here is not full of fat like most standard shawarma joints you find across the country. At Shawarma w Saj, you actually get some meat on your plate – and some delicious meat at that! You can’t go wrong; just order either chicken or beef (or both, whatever floats your boat!).
So now that you have a list of items for your next order, what are you waiting for? Gather a bunch of friends (who love food, obviously) and check them out for yourselves!