Thursday, March 5, 2015
Gilda Ivonne Juri Merluzzi (Santiago, Chile)
Av. Ejército Libertador 188, Santiago Centro, Chile, T: 6-362-8727
While the official name seems to be different, I prefer to call this small shop at the first floor of a residential flat to be called “Shawarma Mas & Mas”, as the ‘banner’ over the shop reads. It sells all kind of snacks: from hot dogs to fajitas, and from juices to shawarma. It's a risk, but I'm willing to take it.
I decide upon the shawarma, which comes with a jugos (juice) for Ps 1.700 (ca. $2.75). It turns out to be a very liberal interpretation of shawarma. Rather, it is a panini wrap with small pieces of chicken, tomato, onion, and a lot of lettuce and mayo. In the end, the mayo dominates everything. The juice is nectar-based and very sweet.
It is more a kind of enchilada than shawarma, but it isn’t the grossest thing you’ll eat.