What is shawarma?

Shawarma is a lot like a gyro or similar to a taco but very different in many ways.

Shawarma is thinly sliced meat that has been slow cooking for hours and can be served in a wrap with toppings like hummus and tzatziki, an assortment of veggies, and yes even french fries! Or it can be served over top of a bed of rice and maybe a more Canadian version served over top of a poutine!

How is shawarma made?

Boneless pieces of marinated dark chicken meat is stacked one on top of each other on a skewer and slow cooked for about 8 hours. As the skewer cooks thin pieces of meat are thinly sliced.

What is shawarma served with?

Shawarma can be served salads, fries rice pita or eaten on its own as a quick bite.

Can I make shawarma at home?

Yes of course you can. But it is really hard to duplicate the flavour and texture without the rotating cone.

What is tikka?

Tikka translates to boneless chunks of meat. This can be dark meat or white meat for chicken for just chucks of beef lamb etc.

At Ace we only use boneless white chicken breast for our tikka wraps and meals.

For an authentic chicken tikka, we use a house-made tandoori marinade mixture to marinade the chicken that is bright red in colour and has traditional chicken tikka flavour.

Also we have a more modern take on tikka as well with the Malai tikka. The chicken is marinated in all green spices including coriander and mint. This gives the chicken a glowing green colour with a clean refreshing flavour.