The Gig ’em Food Mart parking lot at 301 University Drive is now home to another new food truck: Shawarma King. We had been hearing rumors of this truck when it was in town to get permitted at the health department.
Now, they’re officially open and a google search yielded the start of a facebook page they set up on September 28th which has already garnered 7 5-star reviews.
What is Shawarma, you ask… Well, besides dang delicious, I’ll give you the wikipedia definition:
Shawarma or Shawurma (Arabic: شاورما / ALA-LC: shāwarmā😉 is a Levantine Arab meat preparation, where lamb, chicken, turkey, beef, veal, buffalo meat, or mixed meats are placed on a spit (commonly a vertical spit in restaurants), and may be grilled for as long as a day. Shavings are cut off the block of meat for serving, and the remainder of the block of meat is kept heated on the rotating spit. Shawarma can be served on a plate (generally with accompaniments), or as a sandwich or wrap. Shawarma is usually eaten with tabbouleh, fattoush, taboon bread, tomato, and cucumber. Toppings include tahini, hummus, pickled turnips, and amba.