Monday, December 17, 2012

Fritanga with a difference - Shawarma

Colton and Indira
We are always on the lookout for new places to try for dinner and friends told us about a new fritanga that is open on Saturday and Sunday nights right in the Guadalupe neighbourhood. We were interested right away because it isn't the usual deep fried empanadas and gallo pinto. No, Colton and Indira are making Shawarmas.

What are Shawarmas? They are a favourite snack in Arabic countries with slow roasted meat served on pita bread with a variety of toppings. Toppings could include: tomato, cucumber, tahini, hummus and pickled turnip (according to Wikipedia).

The Shawarmas that Colton and Indira served were made with marinated BBQ chicken, fresh tomato and lettuce with a "secret" sauce.... ok, it's only secret because I didn't ask what it was made of...

piling meat onto warmed homemade pita bread

next comes fresh lettuce

then you add the tomato

finally - add the sauce for a delicious Shawarma - Fritanga, Nicaragua
 The final product was fantastic - we will definitely be back next week.  If you want to join us the address is: 2 1/2 blocks west of Guadalupe Park. They start serving at 6 p.m. and continue until they run out...

UPDATE February 6, 2013: New address to get your shawarma- go to Barrio San Felipe, from Sueño de Meme (listed on most tourist maps) 1 block North.