Sunday, July 15, 2012

Shawarma Lunch at Behrouz Persian Cuisine

Whenever we do our grocery at Shopwise in Sucat and we still haven't had lunch yet, we normally eat at Behrouz. It's just across the grocery and located at Santana Grove where a lot of food establishments may be found. We prefer Behrouz because it's affordable, the service is quick and we like shawarma very much.
Arriving in Sucat at about 2 PM straight from Laguna, we parked our car at Shopwise and went to Behrouz for lunch before doing our grocery. Aside from a corner table where there were two ladies eating, we were the only clients there. A blast of cold air greeted us as we went in, compared to the afternoon heat we just came from. We took a booth and thought for a while on what to order (as if we are not decided yet on what to eat, ha ha ha).

My wife ordered shawarma rice (P150). It consisted of a plate of bastmati rice and a plate of beef, tomato, onion and cucumber. She ordered a slice of butter to mix with the rice (Starice?).

Since, the serving of rice was quite large, she decided to share it with our daughter and ordered an extra dish, a beef kebab (P80).
For me, I ordered two small shawarma (P50) rather than one big shawarma (P100) because it's seems to be more filling as I had in the past ordered a big shawarma. Both the bottles of chili and yogurt garlic sauce are on the table and it's up to you if you want to use it liberally or not at all.
What can I say? They are all winners. Except for some onion in the shawarma rice, all were devoured instantly. The beef kebab was tender and juicy but lacked presentation. Maybe some veggies would have added a little color to its plate. The shawarma was not properly wrapped, hence the filling kept falling on my plate or shirt, ha ha ha. That includes the juices, some of which were caught by the plastic bag where the shawarma was placed.

Maybe next time we will try other dishes, like ox tongue or brain. Or probably that humus or mutabal. Or one of those posted on their windows.



10 comments:

T said...

i also love shawarma. there's this booth in ever where i buy shawarma with cheese na for only P50. pero my daughter doesn't like it because of the smell daw and the vegetables. hehe.

Batangala said...

naku ta. sinong batang pilipino ba namanang magkakagusto sa kamatis at lalong-lalo na sibuyas? ha ha ha..

Mitch said...

Anu pinagkaiba ng shawarma sa LRT at dito? hehe... Teka anu yung mutaball? at ang rice may butter? likeit!

Batangala said...

mitch, shempre ambiance ang difference, haha. you get to sit in an air-conditioned restaurant where your order is taken and not have to wait in line, he he. pero honestly, at P50 per shawarma, it's quite reasonable

mutabal? as described by the waitstaff? parang humus daw except that instead of blended chickpeas, eggplant ang gamit.

Beng Gee said...

Uy, may shawarma rice pala?! 'Kala ko basta shawarma always rolled in shawarma wrapper lang! I'm a beef lover, so patok 'to sa 'kin for sure!

Batangala said...

Yup Beng, there's shawarma rice. Ang difference sa stalls ay mixed na ung rice, veggies at beef. pati na ung garlic sauce at hot sauce if you want, he he he

Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com said...

For some reason, I never really liked shawarma. Kakaiba ang amoy sa mga stalls! I wonder if it tastes different pag rice though?

Batangala said...

i am sorry to inform you aleah but they smell the same. the only diffference is rice vs the pita bread. i guess it may be an acquired taste, just like durian and balut :)

melvin said...

i think thats the same type of rice they use for biryani.natawa naman ako sa starrice?

Batangala said...

i guess so. basmati, the long grain rice. is mainly used in indian and middle east dishes.

starice kasi naalala ko pag hinahalo ang mantikilya sa kanin eh, hehe he