Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Nasib's - Shawarma

I had the craving for Shawarma the past couple of days and hit up a couple more of the Shawarma joints along the Lawrence Ave. E. strip between Warden Ave. and Pharmacy Ave.

Yesterday was Nasib's (1867 Lawrence Ave. E.) where I ordered a beef and a chicken shawarma (I somehow ended up with two beef $6.99 before taxes). Veggies included lettuce, tomato, onion, pickled beets, and parsley. Sauces were garlic, tahini and their hot sauce. Their shawarmas are much like those found at Farhat, the beef isn't heavily spiced. The beef was very moist which was the main difference. Their sauces are very tame and don't bring a lot to the table, their garlic doesn't pack much of a punch, but, the hot sauce does add a hint of heat.

There wasn't a whole lot going on with this shawarma, no real depth of flavour and ended up tasting fairly bland. Unfortunately, the tahini was the most pronounced flavour. The folks working were very nice, their shawarma needs more spicing as their sauces couldn't resurrect the ho hum flavours of the beef.

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