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Jacob’s Shawarma the Real Turkish Doner

on June 19, 2010

I just had to try this shawarma place after hearing so many people rave about it. It’s the first time I’ve heard of Turkish doner.

Doner or doner kebab is a Turkish dish made of lamb meat cooked on a vertical spit and sliced to order.

Dishes similar to this kind of cooking are the Greek gyros and the Arabic shawarma (which is more popularly known in the country).
Jacob’s offers many variants such as chicken, beef , fish (salmon), combination of Australian beef and lamb shavings. These are then mixed with lettuce, tomatoes, and minced onions and a special sauce.

I find it quaint that he even posts a schedule of his menu for the days of the week:

MONDAY: CHICKEN P 120 /PITTA P 125 WHEAT PITTA
TUESDAY: BEEF (Combination lamb and Australian beef) P 200 pitta or Wheat pitta
WEDNESDAY: FISH (SALMON) P 180 pitta/ P 185 WHEAT PITTA
THURSDAY: CHICKEN P 120/PITTA / P125 WHEAT PITTA
FRIDAY : BEEF (Combination lamb and Australian beef) P 200 pitta or Wheat pitta
SATURDAY: CHICKEN P 120/PITTA OR P 125/ WHEAT PITTA

I ordered a combination of Australian beef and lamb for take-out since it was a Friday that day. I was in such a hurry because there wasn’t any adequate parking in front of the shop.

Anyway, this is not your typical shawarma shop with the yogurt garlic dressing and the chili sauce on the table. They have a different kind of dressing that they offer with a citrusy flavor.

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To be honest, although the shawarmas are big to look at at 12 inches. I find it the combination lamb and beef a bit too pricey with not enough fillings inside to suit me . If you’re in the area though and would like a different twist to your sharwarma, it’s worth a try.

PRICING: * for an Ortigas outlet, reasonable for the size they sell
ADVANTAGES: They accept deliveries and are open 24 hours.
DISADVANTAGES: Parking, no airconditioning

Jacob’s Shawarma
115 Unit AIC Grande Tower, Sapphire Rd.
Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Tel: 7065699

(walking distance from Robinson’s Galleria, Gold’s Gym side)


2 responses to “Jacob’s Shawarma the Real Turkish Doner

  1. Ice says:

    Hi,

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  2. Hubby gets doner from this guy but shame on me that I haven’t been there myself yet. I really miss the authentic beef doner. My favorite kind!!

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