Itâ€™s been months in the making,Â the Babengâ€™s Shawarma opened its door at Gallares Street cor B. Inting Street, Tagbilaran City. It serves theÂ smoky flavoured beef along with pickled veggies, onions and sauce, wrapped in soft Khubz, an Arabic flatbreadÂ Â via counter service for Php 30 (no cheese) and Php 35 (with cheese).
â€œIt is very affordable,â€ says JP Maslog, proprietor of Babengâ€™s Shawarma, the only shawarma outlet in the city.
Shawarma is a grilled meat freshly shaved from the spit, topped with vegetables, wrapped in bread and coated with an addicting sauce — aÂ shawarmaÂ may be a Middle Eastern street food item, but it’s definitely a constant craving in Tagbilaran, especially for health conscious and on diet individuals.
â€œShawarma is usually considered as economical,â€ says owner JP Maslog.Â Â â€œAffordable. Delicious. Self-satisfying.â€
Shawarma hails from the Middle East with its roots tracing back to Turkey–the wordÂ Ã§evirmeÂ which means ‘to turn’ is the origin of this snack’s name. Aside from the flavorful meats, the variety of toppings is now endless.
â€œWe have special homemade sauces,â€ says JP. â€œCheese is a popular topping, and thereâ€™s chili sauce as an option.â€
Food is available for take-out or if you prefer, you can dine in the tables outside the outlet.
Babengâ€™s Shawarma is open 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.Â To order, call 0917-7755-1571.
(Note:Â Â I am a shawarma fan. I apologise. Babengâ€™s Shawarma is a total and utter delight.)