Monday, January 18, 2010
Turkish Delight in Ortigas Area
On my way to Meralco Theater from Robinsons Galleria last weekend, I tumbled upon this little shawarma (doner kebab) restaurant along Sapphire Road. It was dinner time and the only option had then was Mc Donald’s. Since the place looked quiet and cozy and not so expensive, I gave it a try. The first thing I noticed was the very unusual interior for a shawarma place (in Metro Manila at least). Each table is equipped with a little bin, a hot sauce container, tissue paper and wet ones. Very, very neat. Pictures of tourist spots in Turkey are mounted on the wall while some gypsy music was being played. They serve different meats daily and, since it was a Saturday, I ordered for one chicken shawarma on wheat pita bread (the other option is your regular pita bread). For drinks, I asked for a glass of Turkish iced tea, clueless on how it tastes and how it will affect the rest of the night. Total bill’s at P175. Verdict: no doubt, it deserves a second visit. The shawarma on its own is good but the lemon sauce on it is heavenly. Pictures here.