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In Which There is a Savory Mid-Eastern-inspired Bowl of Rice for Lunch…

It's cheap, tasty, and puts a smile on your face...
It’s cheap, tasty, and puts a smile on your face…

Shawarma, Middle Eastern-style beef or chicken grilled and hacked off a rotating spit and wrapped in flatbread, has been a popular snack choice in the Philippines for over a couple of decades now.  Despite serious competition from things like dimsum and quick-fix supermarket Mexican nosh, people continue to patronize shawarma kiosks in both food courts and transport terminals.  And why not?  It’s reasonably priced, filling, and quite savory.

As a way of giving shawarma a local twist, some vendors offer shawarma rice which features beef or chicken slices served atop a bowl of plain white rice together with some diced cucumber, onions, and tomatoes.  Squirts of hot sauce and garlic mayo are added for oomph and a runny-yolked fried egg is put on top to complete the presentation.  It’s quite good, is rather filling, and makes a savory alternative to one’s usual lunchtime nosh.

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Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended earlier this year. These days, she works for a corporate governance advocacy in Makati. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel.

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